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How to Study the Bible: Study Bibles

I think anyone new to Bible study should own a good study Bible. A “study Bible” is simply a Bible with a whole bunch of study aids added. Typically, they’ll contain introductions to each Bible book giving some background and purpose … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 15:26 (The last enemy to be destroyed is death)

We at last come to one of Paul’s “greatest hits” quotations, one we need to ponder for a while. (1Co 15:26 ESV) 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. This passage has to remind us of — (Gen … Continue reading

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How to Study the Bible: Picking a Bible

Translation I was weaned on the KJV. In college, the NIV and NASB came out, and the NIV quickly took over the Church of Christ market. I now use the ESV almost exclusively. Here’s why — * The KJV and … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:33b-37 (From the comments: Slaves who are elders)

Continuing to post material from the comments for the benefit of readers who subscribe only to the main posts. Reader John F posted a comment asking for support for my earlier statement that in early Christianity some elders were slaves … Continue reading

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You’re Going to Miss Me When I’m Dead and Gone

Starts in earnest around the 4:30 mark.

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The Thrill Is Gone

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How to Study the Bible: Introduction

This summer, my church’s adult Bible classes are covering the spiritual disciplines as part of a series called “Your Spiritual Budget.” I’ve been asked to teach a couple of classes on how to study the Bible. Two classes on Bible … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:33b-37 (Pepperdine Presentations on Role of Women)

[Reposting to add a third presentation.] Randy Elliot’s presentation has, at long last, been posted as a podcast. Randy participated in the discussion here a few days before Pepperdine regarding the interpretation of 1 Cor 14:33b-37, which was the subject … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 15:17-25 (“we are of all people most to be pitied”)

Paul continues arguing that resurrection is an essential element of Christianity — (1Co 15:17-19 ESV)  17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.  18 Then those also who have … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:33b-37 (Presentations at Pepperdine on the Role of Women)

Randy Elliot’s presentation has, at long last, been posted as a podcast. Randy participated in the discussion here a few days before Pepperdine regarding the interpretation of 1 Cor 14:33b-37, which was the subject of his PBL talk. (It’s number … Continue reading

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