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MTM LogoWhat makes Move the Mountains’ Blog a “Bible Blog”? How do I know I can trust this blog to give me an accurate picture of the Bible and God? Why should I follow you?


What makes Move the Mountains’ Blog a “Bible Blog”?

This blog is a “Bible Blog” because what we talk about is the Bible. Not what I ate for breakfast, it isn’t about my kids, and it is not my diary. I answer questions that the body of Christ needs answered. When I hear the same questions again and again, I see that as a “need”.

When I do my own research and I find inaccurate, poorly explained, or horrendous formatting, I take it upon myself to discuss the topic on this blog, but only if it has to do with a topic found in the Bible.

When I make a claim about scripture, I will always back it up with an “in context” reference. Why is it important that it is “in context”?

We find that people misinterpret scripture because they don’t read the surrounding verses, so (whether intentionally or not) they skew the Bible.

How do I know I can trust this blog to give me an accurate picture of the Bible and God?Ben and Mandy Schenkenberger

Do you see these two people? That is my husband, Ben, and myself (Amanda). God has put the call of pastor on my husband (he is currently an elder at our church, jglmchurchatportland.com) and we have a passion for bringing people the unadulterated gospel because we know, from experience, that it sets people free.

Do we have formal training from a Bible college? No. Do we have real life experience and the Holy Spirit? Yes.

The Bible clearly tells believers that the Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth (John 16:13), not a masters degree, not a doctorate, and not a mentor. Believers are all equal in God’s eyes (Romans 2:11) and the only “leg up” another Christian has over another Christian is life experience.

We find that there are many honest Jesus lovers out there who lack personal experience because they have been taught to listen to a guy on a podium to get to know God, that it isn’t a personal relationship.

In the beginning, when God created Adam and Eve, He walked with them in the garden (Genesis 3:8), He had a personal relationship with them when everything as perfect in the world.

God desires everything to be perfect again, like it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10), so we want to empower individual believers to get to know Him and be lead by the Holy Spirit.

Ben and my highest priority is to show you that you can know God, His will, and be led by His Spirit. We will not only explain the Bible in a relatable way, but give you the tools to go into all the world (Mark 16:15).

Why should I follow you?

Ben has an amazing knowledge of the Bible because he grew up in a Christian home with a father who has a passion for the Bible and teaching (thanks Gary!). He is also a pretty great copywriter/editor, so if you see any errors, let’s blame him. 🙂

Me (Amanda) didn’t grow up in a Christian household, so we make a pretty great duo because of our backgrounds.  Also, I am:

  • pretty sassy
  • organized
  • and I won’t dance around the point or your feelings

Truth is truth, and that is found in the Bible. I don’t have an agenda beside getting the truth to people. I am not tied to a denomination, so I won’t be putting a “spin” on the truth. And I like coffee.

I also love giving away stuff, like the Bible studies on the Move-the-Mountains.com website.

The main reason to follow me is to know God intimately and to learn to look more like Jesus every day, not just on Sunday. So, if you are serious about following Him, follow me. I want to help you.

Feel free to contact me at amanda@move-the-mountains.com if you have any questions!

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