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Weekly Bible Study Notes: August 4, 2021

John 16:5-16 In 15:1-17 Jesus taught the disciples about relationships within the community of believers and instructed them it would be characterized by love.  In 15:18-16:4 He taught about the relationship between the community of believers and the world, saying … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: July 25, 2021

Ruth 2 Chapter 2 begins with a statement: Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz. (2:1) This verse seems to come out of left field; it interrupts the … Continue reading

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Why I DON’T Use King James- Redux

Here’s another one that I’ve mentioned in recent posts, I may as well share this as well, from March of 2014… Long ago I grew accustomed to receiving “hate” emails from KJV fans.  I should have kept them, because I’m … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts

In vv. 12-14 Paul gives some instructions relating to some of the men who were on the road at the time of his writing, and then comes to the key verse that sums everything up in one sentence: Our people … Continue reading

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Paul Gives us Some Extra Insight

At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because … Continue reading

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Peace and Harmony

These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you. Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to … Continue reading

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God’s Grace Changed Everything

For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of … Continue reading

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Paul Continues His Instructions to Titus

You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine. Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance. Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to … Continue reading

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Paul Gets Tough

For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group. They must be silenced, because they are disrupting whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach—and that for the sake of dishonest gain. One … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: Some Thoughts on Interpretation

There are various methods used to interpret the Bible, many of which are also used in the interpretation of other writings. Here is one that works for me, and will for you too… There are three Scriptural sources for truth: … Continue reading

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