Why do we have a garage? So we can prepare to head out into the world outside of it. Join Brian Tome in his garage for a weekly tune up—no frills, just an old fashioned Bible study with an edge.
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What comes out of your mouth tells us a lot about the state of your heart. What does Jesus say about all that? We get into all of it in today's Garage Bible Study.
If you want to be a winner, you first have to lose. Sounds like something that would get you kicked off the high school football team. Yet, Jesus tells us if we want to be like Him, we need to deny ourselves. Brian Tome digs in on today's Garage Bible Study.
"You should judge." That sounds wrong. No one should be judging, unless your name starts with Judy or ends with Mathis. But the problem is when we judge at the wrong time and without discernment. How do we judge like Jesus taught? Grab your gavel and your Bible and let's get into today's Garage Bible Study.
There's a reason a broken horse is a lot more powerful than a wild one. There's a reason lone wolves die earlier. Why are we talking about this stuff, what is this, Planet Earth? Nope. It's Garage Bible Study. Saddle up and hop in the Garage.
You've heard, "those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." That's what comes to mind when we read about Jesus challenging the super religious folks to throw the stones that maybe should've been intended for them. Drop your rocks and join Brian Tome for today's Garage Bible Study.
Do you want to be healed? It seems like an easy question. But are you living like you don't know? Brian Tome stirs up the waters in today's Garage Bible Study.
It's the thing that's been debated for millenia. But there's some small clues in the Gospel narrative that might unlock something new you've never seen before. Join Brian Tome in the garage as we prepare for the coming Easter Sunday.
Maybe you've heard the story of Jesus turning water into wine. Maybe you've heard the one of Him clearing the temple. So what's the deal? Did Jesus wake up on the wrong side of the bed that morning, or what? In today's Garage Bible Study, Brian Tome shows us why we need both of these stories to show us the fullness of Jesus' character (but also, that doesn't mean you need to go out and buy a whip).
Grace and truth seem like two things that shouldn't go together. But there was also probably a time when people said the same thing about peanut butter and jelly. Join Brian Tome in the garage today as we learn how these two seemingly opposite things actually go great together. Feel free to bring your own sourdough.
You don't get the name "God's Fighter" from just sitting around and letting life happen to you. That's the story of Jacob, as he wrestled with God and came away with a new identity (and also an injury that was going to make it pretty hard to get good at the hula hoop). Brian encourages us to wrestle in today's Garage Bible Study.
When God gives you a vision, you can bet it's going to take everything you've got to achieve it. Time, sweat, tears, and more than likely, a little bit of elbow grease. Brian Tome tells us what we can expect when we're pursuing the things God has for us, all in today's Garage Bible Study.
When things are tough, it's easy to blame your spouse, your coworkers, your great-aunt Shirley, or even yourself. But what if the root cause is something entirely different (and with good reason)? Today, Brian Tome takes us through how we can learn from the mistakes of the ancient people at the Tower of Babel.
Taking a fall well is good. Know what's even better? Not taking one at all. Unless you're a stuntman, falls hurt and knock us off the path of what God wants for us. Brian Tome walks us through how we can avoid the pitfalls and get back on the road to a better life. Learn along wiht us in today's Garage Bible Study.
Not just in a "you is smart, you is kind," kind of way. Like, for real. We have real authority given to us from the God of the Universe. @briantome digs into the story of Genesis in today's Garage Bible Study.
Was the earth made in six literal 24-hour periods? What's up with dinosaurs? There's so many questions that we have when we talk about the first few chapters of the Bible. But as Brian Tome suggests, maybe we're asking the wrong questions. Check out this week's Garage Bible Study.
When's the last time you heard "you are what you eat" outside of a 7th grade lunch line? Another question: When's the last time you heard it in a Bible study? Brian Tome digs into why Daniel decided to eat his veggies (and heads up: it wasn't just so he would be less delicious to those lions).
Most of us only get one shot at a name (unless your name is Sean Combs, AKA P Diddy, AKA Puff Daddy, AKA...you get it). But our name dictates who we are and how we move. Brian Tome digs into how the book of Daniel show us why we should know the name we have in today's Garage Bible Study.
"Who do you think you are???" Something you might not want to hear after cutting someone off in traffic, but something all of us need to ask of ourselves before moving forward into the new year. Knowing your identity changes what you're able to do. Brian Tome sets us straight on how we can get the most out of our New Year.
"What do you want me to do for you?" Asking for things we want can feel gross. Isn't that something we only should do to Santa Claus or that one rich uncle? Maybe, but Jesus asks time and time again in the Bible this very question. What do you want Him to do for you in the New Year?
The Bible says Jesus grew in wisdom and stature. That means we should too. New Years and resolutions are right around the corner. Resolve to get your weekly tune up with Brian Tome in today's Garage Bible Study.
There was a time when Mary and Joseph were ready to give Jesus coal for Christmas. Even though they might be some of the greatest people to ever live, they lost their way and needed to be rebuked by their 12-year old son. Brian Tome is here to stuff some encouragement in your stocking in today's Garage Bible Study.
We've all seen enough Christmas specials to know that the meaning of Christmas isn't about getting money, presents, or trying to steal Whoville's famous roast beast. But what if we told you the meaning might be getting overshadowed? Grab a cup of hot chocolate and join Brian Tome in the garage for today's Garage Bible Study.
There's a few things that we have come to expect: reindeers not having red noses, kings coming from powerful and wealthy families, and babies to come from a lady who's actually done the one thing you need to do to have a baby. But God doesn't work off of our expectations. He chooses to show up in the most unexpected ways to bring us the hope we didn't know we needed. We dig into all of that and more in today's Garage Bible Study.
Thanksgiving is Brian's favorite holiday and today he's letting you in on one of his favorite traditions: a gratitude exercise his family does around the Thanksgiving table. Don't let this week go by without telling God thanks.
When you hear the word "imitator", somre phrases might come to mind, like "I know you are but what am I?" or "Stop copying me!" But what does it mean to be an imitator of Christ? Looking like God means looking different than the world. We get into how to do it more and more in today's Garage Bible Study with Brian Tome.
What happens when we're operating at full capacity? For a while, things get done, bills get paid, and then...boom. We get exhausted, irritable, and before you know it, you're the guy in line cursing out the barista at Starbucks. Lots of us live our lives right on that edge. So how do we get out of that cycle? That's exactly what Brian Tome walks us through in today's Garage Bible Study.
You might wear through a shirt or a pair of boots, so what do you do? Beg, steal, borrow, and do whatever you can to get rid of the old things that were on you so you can put on something new. So why do we do this with our clothes but not with our spirit? Jesus wants to bring you some new threads today. Do a spiritual fit check with Brian Tome in today's Garage Bible Study.
With all due respect to the folks named "Jonah" or have kids named "Jonah"...this may not be the guy you want to emulate. Brian Tome tells us why in a world when you can be anybody...you should choose to be a Jesus, not a Jonah. Join us for today's Garage Bible Study. @briantome
Every been on the run before? Not the kind where you go on a jog and maybe put a sticker on your car about it afterwards. No, we're talking about the kind when God gives you a command, and you go the other way. There's a guy named Jonah who found out a little about that. We're talking about Jonah as we jump in (pun intended) to today's Garage Bible Study.
Today, we're talking about salt. Christians say a lot of dumb things, especially when it comes to saying things that aren't even in the Bible. We're told to season our language "with salt", but what does that actually mean? Well, it doesn't mean Brian is teaching a cooking class. But it *does* mean we're going to dive into the Bible and get a little more out of it in today's Garage Bible Study.
Yeah, we're going *there* today. The Bible says in plain English that wives should submit to their husbands...right? It turns out the Bible might have a little more to say about it than we think. Brian Tome does a deep dive on Scripture so we can all get a little more clairty in today's Garage Bible Study.
If something makes you feel good, you should do it, right? Smoke another cigar, get more toys for the garage, just "do you". That's what culture tells us, anyway. But how do we balance what culture tells us and what God tells us? Brian Tome breaks it all down in today's Garage Bible Study.
A prinicple of life that tends to hold true is that if you seek, you will find what you're looking for (unless it's your car keys). There's a lot of people looking for reasons to be angry. Spend a few minutes on twitter, you'll find some. But what would it look like to focus on heavenly things? This and more we dig into in today's Garage Bible Study.
If you're feeling weighed down, tired, or exhausted, you're not alone. The rules of religion can have us feeling weighed down, like, we're hauling a fully-loaded mobile home with a Corolla. Thankfully, Brian Tome is back in the garage for the Season Two premiere of Garage Bible study with a word on how we can start to throw off some of that weight.
As this season of Garage Bible Study wraps up, there's no better way to end than right where it all started: in the begginning. Brian Tome walks us through Genesis 1 (and yes, we even talk about dinos!) in today's Garage Bible Study.
Greatness comes when you're able to be nurturing as well as aggressive and encouraging. How exactly do we do that? Brian Tome shows us how we can take a page out of Paul's book in this week's Garage Bible Study.
The house always wins when Brian Tome plays a little Bible roulette. Idols aren't just that little golden guys stolen by Indiana Jones. They can be real, powerful things that claim a hold on our lives if we're not careful. Get into today's Garage Bible Study.
What do you do when you have an issue with someone? Sock 'em in the mouth? Threaten legal action? What does the Bible say about all this? Brian Tome gets into it in today's Garage Bible Study.
Today marks one whole year in the garage. Brian Tome celebrates with a very special Bible study (and also a very special beverage). Today we talk about how Daniel defeated the lions using the very same power that enabled us to stick it out over the past 52 weeks. Cheers, friends.
If you were putting together a team to go dethrone the league champions, you'd probably want folks who were top of their class, go-getters, and all-around studs. So why does David chose to go after Saul with guys that were identified in the Bible as depressed, broke, and stressed? In today's Garage Bible Study, Brian Tome tells us how the things you think disqualify you are the very things God wants to use.
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Anxiety isn't fun to think about (even reading that word can cause your heart rate to jump a bit. Phew.). So how do we get off the anxiety treadmill that our culture has us on? Brian Tome shares a biblical, time-tested method for reducing anxiety in today's Garage Bible Study.
Any one ever told you they're seeking that perfect "work/life balance"? What if we told you that it doesn't exist (and even if it did, it's not something you would want)? In today's Garage Bible Study, Brian Tome tells us why that's a bad goal, and how your life might start working for the better the more you get a little *off-balance*.
Modern Christian culture would have us thinking that wanting to be "great" means we have some sort of delusion or spiritual affliction. In today's Garage Bible Study, Brian Tome shares about what happens when James and John approach Jesus regarding their own greatness, and how Jesus' response to them doesn't fit with either modern Christian culture OR popular culture.
We're told "we reap what we sow". But what does that mean for you if you're not a farmer? In today's Garage Bible Study, Brian Tome breaks down how we can practically plant seeds for the places in our life where we want to see fruit.
We all know a "doubting Thomas", that guy or gal who always finds a way to be a bummer with their negativity. But our reaction to that person might be a lot different than what Jesus' was to the actual Thomas. In today's Garage Bible Study, Brian Tome talks about what it means to have doubts, and how we can use that doubt to slingshot us into a better life of faith.
When we hear the word "prune" you might think of that thing that happens to your fingers when you've been in the pool too long that juice that makes you poop. In today's Garage Bible Study, Brian Tome talks about the kind of pruning that isn't always fun, but will lead to you having a fruitful and productive life of impact; the kind that Jesus had.
Humility and aggression don't seem like things that would go together well, like sneezes and handshakes (or dare we say it...pineapple and pizza). Yet, they are both exemplified in one of Jesus' favorite disciples. Brian Tome breaks it all down in today's Garage Bible Study.
Finding your calling is sometimes like finding your keys: you know you had it at some point, but lost it somewhere along the way (have you checked in the couch cushions?). Today, Brian Tome shares a few tips for how you might find your calling using the template of the life of one of the biblical greats.
We're told "don't be anxious". That kinda sounds like someone telling us "be smarter" or to just "jump higher"; it's a lot easier said than done. In today's Garage Bible Study, Brian Tome digs into how we can fight anxiety, and maybe even use it to our own advantage.
We've been conditioned in American culture to believe that wanting "more" is a bad thing. Brian Tome asks...is it? In this week's Garage Bible study, we learn how to walk the fine line between Godly ambition and selfish gain.
A calling doesn't always look like the clouds parting and God speaking to you from a burning bush. In this week's Garage Bible Study, Brian Tome breaks down how we can discern what God's calling is in your life.
Ever feel like the world is against you? Feeling stressed or discouraged? In this week’s Garage Bible Study, Brian Tome talks enduring difficulties and finding a more meaningful life.
Having your gaze focused on what is important is crucial to living a life of purpose (not to mention riding a motorcycle). Brian Tome digs into this and so much more in this week's Garage Bible Study.
Planning your life is great, but if you think you can control your life...you're in for a world of hurt. Dive into this and much more with Brian Tome in today's Garage Bible Study.
Sometimes we have to get back to the basics. Sometimes, we act like we don't know the difference between fruits of the Spirit and our Fruit of the Looms. Today, Brian Tome digs in to what that means, and how your life could have that fruit (to be clear, we do mean the spiritual kind).
Few things will get you feeling God's presence more than a jail cell. In this week's Garage Bible Study, Brian Tome breaks down the story of Jesus visiting John the Baptist in prison while sitting in a cell of his own (but don't worry, they let him out after 😉).
Do you want easy, or do you want what God has for you? Sometimes, the choice is just that simple. Jump in today with Brian Tome as we continue the search for what God has for us in the book of James.
Fighting and quarreling because you're not getting what you want...if you've been on the internet recently, that probably sounds pretty familiar. As Brian Tome dives into the book of James today, we learn that there's a different path for those who want to pursue the ways of God.
Whether you're sticking the New Years resolutions you made or that treadmill has already turned into a drying rack, you're going to need ambition to get through this year. Today, Brian Tome digs into the book of James and what it means to have a Godly ambition.
Discomfort. Dryness. Waiting. Desert. Sound familiar? No, it's not a tourism ad for the Sahara. If you're anything like us, it's how much of 2020 has felt. Brian Tome shares of a time when the Israelites were in the exact same place, and more importantly, what it took to get out.
Garages are places to get prepared for what the world has to throw at you, like unforeseen challenges, dry seasons, or spiritual darkness. Dive in to this week's retelling of the Christmas story and how you can be a light in the (sometimes literal) darkness.
In a world of division, we have the ability to encourage and lift up others. What we say matters, often more than we realize. Join Brian Tome for this week's episode of Garage Bible Study.
As we continue through our journey in the book of James, we're faced with what it means to wrestle through temptation and what it means to go for the crown of life. Getting the crown of life isn't quite like getting one of those paper crowns at Burger King—it costs something from us (and not just the price of a Whopper). Dig in with Brian Tome in this week's Garage Bible Study.
Why are we constantly dragged down by anger, bitterness, and cynacism? What would it look like to pull ourselves out of that? Join Brian Tome as dig into that (and a whole lot more) in this week's Garage Bible Study.
Thanksgiving isn't just a holiday, it's a command. This week, Brian gives a little history lesson on the struggles of the Pilgrim voyage and how it can apply to our lives today. Get your Mayflower ticket and hop aboard for this week's Garage Bible Study.
Wisdom doesn't just come from pithy sayings in a fortune cookie. Buckle up and settle in with Brian Tome as we explore what it means to find true wisdom in life.
Join us this week for a unique episode of Garage Bible Study with Brian Tome. Buckle up and join Brian as he embarks on his bucket list journey driving up the side of a mountain in Colorado.
Why do we have a garage? So we can prepare to head out into the world outside of it. That's what Brian Tome does in today's Garage Bible Study, as he discusses navigating spiritual mountains and valleys in a place where there's like...a lot of real ones.
Credit card debt. Bad medical prognoses. Getting dumped. Going bankrupt. All of these things are trials that sound like no fun, but James tells us to consider them joy. How can that be humanly possible? Dive in with Brian Tome in this week's Garage Bible Study.
Peace can be hard to have when your wife is about to go under surgery that may affect your wife's livelihood. How can we have peace in that time? Brian Tome shares his story and his strategies to combat anxiety in today's Garage Bible Study.
Does it sometimes feel like you should be choosing to have joy, but have forgotten how? Same here. Jump in with Brian Tome as we figure out how to have lasting joy in this week's Garage Bible Study.
The Holy Spirit. Seems like an ethereal, impossible-to-understand, wild idea. Sometimes it feels like we might as well be talking about The Force, right? Wrong. Join Brian Tome as we dive in on the Spirit in today's Garage Bible Study.
If you want to know what truth really is, don't look at Instagram memes or pop spirituality...you only need to look at Jesus.
David was a man who committed murder nad had adulturous affairs...yet he was also called "a man after God's own heart". So what can we still learn from him? Join Brian Tome as we explore in tonight's Garage Bible Study.
Small decisions can have a huge impact on your life, and King David had to find that out the hard way through a lady named Bathsheba. Join Brian Tome as he explores that and more on this episode of Garage Bible Study.
Why do stories in the Old Testament seem to be so violent? How could God possibly use these wild stories to speak to us today? Explore that and more with us in today's episode of Garage Bible Study.
Our righteousness doesn't come from us fulfilling the law - it comes from Jesus. Join Brian Tome for this week’s episode of Garage Bible Study.
Angels, God's holiness, and Raiders of the Lost Ark...what do they have to do with each other? Find out as we dive into scripture and worship in today's Garage Bible Study.
Fear will always tell you that the future needs more planning. Get your weekly tune-up with scripture and worship in this episode of Garage Bible Study.
What does it really mean to be "born again"? Are we "born" like Bruce Springsteen, or like we learned in health class? Neither? Join us as Brian Tome breaks it down in this week's episode of Garage Bible Study.
These last few months, have you found yourself longing for how things used to be? Biblically, you're not alone. Join Brian Tome as we search for the new place God is taking us in this week's episode of Garage Bible Study.
Reading the Bible. We talk about it quite often, but do we truly understand the importance of immersing ourselves in the Word of God? In this week's episode, Brian Tome looks at the importance of reading the Bible and why it is crucial to our every day life.
The spirit realm. Guardian angels. Demons. In this week's episode, Brian goes “there". Buckle up.
What are we supposed to do when we face difficulty in life? In this week's episode of Garage Bible Study, Brian Tome dives into the book of Acts and looks at the story of how Paul changed lives despite being in shackles.
Speaking in tongues. An aura. "It". Talking about the Holy Spirit freaks out people, and even some churches. In this episode, Brian Tome dives deep into the book of Acts to learn about the Holy Spirit and find out why this discussion makes us uncomfortable.
Join us as Brian dives into the book of Revelation and the importance of pleasing God instead of man.
What is Pentecost and what happened when the disciples encountered the Holy Spirit? Join Brian Tome for episode 3 of Garage Bible Study.
We shouldn't shy away from talking about the Holy Spirit. So Brian Tome is diving straight in.
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