Romans 12:1 says “to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” (ESV) The place for a sacrifice is upon an altar. Thus the “inner altar” is where we are asked to place ourselves before God.
It is through reading and studying God’s Word that we learn and apply the lessons He wants for us in our lives. For nearly two decades I’ve been teaching the Bible in chronological order each week at Camelback Bible Church in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The audio recordings on this site are from those classes. A small recorder was placed on the podium so the quality is a product of that device.
Please note that I claim no originality with these lessons. They are a product of synthesizing numerous books and online resources (especially PreceptAustin.org). Any mistakes in the course of a lecture are mine. Some are the product of straying from my notes and speaking from memory while others are simply erroneous statements.
About Steve Laube
Steve is a literary agent, President and founder of The Steve Laube Agency. He is also President of The Christian Writers Institute. He is the author of the annual Christian Writers Market Guide and Book Proposal Tips and Tricks, Write Your First Novel, and The Chosen Presents: A Blended Harmony of the Gospels (with Dallas and Amanda Jenkins). In addition, he is the Publisher for Enclave Publishing one of the premier publishers of Christian fantasy and science fiction. In 2013 he was inducted into the Grand Canyon University Hall-of-Fame by their College of Theology.