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Bible Studies

Bible studies on topics to aid in understanding the Bible and teaching others. They are useful in research for sermon and lesson preparation.

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 20:07

A Study of the Introduction of First John

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People routinely recommend the book of First John to those new to the Bible or new to Christianity as the starting place to read in the Bible. Yet many people find the first four verses difficult to understand. There are so many things going on in these verses that go unnoticed by many students of the Bible. In this solemn, yet emphatic but stately opening, one may read these verses without understanding the reasoning behind many of the things said or the effect they had on the original readers of the epistle because of their cultural distance from the New Testament.

Summary

The passage of Colossians 3:12-17 is such an integral part of the book that is difficult to divide this section into a smaller unit to study. The context covers most of the book. Yet we learn so much by examining these few verses closely. Upon salvation we “put on a new self.” (Colossians 3:10) Then we put on 6 virtues.

Thursday, 10 September 2020 18:49

You are God’s Temple

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Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?

1 Corinthians 3:16 (NET) [1]   [2]

Some of the wonders of the world, both modern and ancient, are structures people have built. Considerable pride of human accomplishment swells up within those who marvel at them. Indeed, they are impressive.

Adoption explains much about salvation.

Understanding all that happens to a person and their soul upon salvation is a complex subject. Systematic Theology devotes a whole section called “soteriology” to it.

Friday, 17 January 2020 00:02

Understanding John 3:16 In Its Context

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The context goes back to John 1 and even to Genesis 3. The general context that requires most of our attention is John 3:1-21. If you want to shorten it a bit the immediate context for understanding John 3:16 is John 3:11-21 but that leaves out the important John 3:31-36, Yet the true context of these verse must include the fallen nature of Humanity from Genesis 3 because that is the cause of our need of salvation in the first place.

Friday, 10 January 2020 00:01

What Happens To Our Sins?

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What happens to our sins when they are forgiven? The Bible uses several ways to explain the separation of our sins from ourselves to relieve us of their burden.

The work Christ accomplished on the cross was prefigured in the Old Testament law through ritual cleansings. Lev 14:31, Lev 16:30 and Num 8:21 talks of cleansing a person of their sins through atonement. Psalm 51:2 says, “Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin.” Here the cleansing is accomplished by a thorough washing.

Monday, 04 November 2019 20:13

A Thanksgiving Parade In The Bible.

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Psalm 118 is a thanksgiving psalm to the Lord.  A thanksgiving parade proceeding toward the temple as they remember their rejection of the Chief corner stone and the troubles they had.  Psalm 118 is a Psalm of action and participation.  It begins with a call to give thanks to the Lord.  This is immediately followed by the motivation for the call.  “He is Good.”  However, It is possible to interpret this word several different ways. 

This word studies investigates the Hebrew word יְלִדְתִּֽי (yĕlidtî) in Psalm 2:7, and the Greek word γεγέννηκά, (genenneka) in the three NT quotations that is translated “begotten” by literal translations, but it does not delve into the interpretation of the verses.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 16:54

Psalm 1: Following The Poet’s Intention.

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Surprisingly, Psalm 2 was the first psalm until Psalm 1 was added to the collection of psalms. Psalm 1 is likely the last of the psalms written. Psalm 1 is in need of introduction and it makes sense to follow Briggs[1] or a similar line of thought.  Psalm 1 may have been written during peace time between the exiles of Israel and Judea.  Or it could have been written earlier in response to the messages of the prophets.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 06:29

The Different Views Of God

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A flow chart to that clearly shows the differences between the different beliefs about God. Whit this chart is simple to show the difference views of God.

Thursday, 02 May 2019 05:15

A Study On Chaff In Bible Times.

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This is a Bible word study on chaff in ancient bible times with application and seeks to understand the social role chaff played in their lives to better identify with them and understand the parables of Jesus.