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JD Wilhite

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Life Portrait Template

Life Portrait of {Insert Person’s name} Biographical Study Observe|Understand|Apply 1.     List all passages related to the character. Use an exhaustive concordance. 2.     Observe – what does it say (read all the passages) Survey the text to get an overview (Eccles. 1:13) *We need to know what the Bible says…before we can understand what it means! Who: {Who wrote it?} What: {Overview of the book, passage,...

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04 Mar 2016
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Chapter Study Template

{Chapter Study Title} Observe|Understand|Apply 1.     Observe – what does it say (read the whole chapter) Survey the text to get an overview (Eccles. 1:13) *We need to know what the Bible says…before we can understand what it means! Who: {Who wrote it?} What: {Overview of the  passage} Where: {Where was it written?} When: {When was it written?} Why: {Why was it written?} 2.     Understand –...

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04 Mar 2016
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Word Study Template

{Word Study Title} Observe|Understand|Apply 1.     List all verses containing the word. Use an exhaustive concordance. 2.     Observe – what does it say (read all the verses) Survey the text to get an overview (Eccles. 1:13) *We need to know what the Bible says…before we can understand what it means! Key Occurrences: Who: {Who used this word?} What: {What books is the word used in?} Where:...

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04 Mar 2016
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Guide to Bible Translations – Part Two

Modern Bible Versions Why so many versions of the Bible? Isn’t one good enough? What’s the difference in a translation and a paraphrase? Here we will attempt to answer these questions and more as we examine the history and basis of the modern translations. For a overview of the ancient versions of the Bible please see our article entitled: Guide to Bible Translations – Part...

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04 Mar 2016
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List of Modern English Bible Versions

This is a list of the Modern English Bible Versions or Translations. It also includes some important study Bibles available in various editions or versions. This list was updated on 01/23/10 and is not all-inclusive, but lists most major Bible translations. The date of translation and abbreviation of the translation is provided, as well as, a brief description. For more information about Bible translations read...

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04 Mar 2016
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Guide to Bible Translations – Part One

Guide to Bible Translations – Part One Ancient to Modern Versions From medieval manuscripts read only by clergy to the world’s bestselling book, widely available in contemporary languages, the Bible has come a long way. The Bible is God reveling Himself and communicating with mankind. It is our guide to life bringing hope, direction, and comfort. The Bible was given to us through divine inspiration....

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04 Mar 2016
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Bible Study – part one

Bible Study – part one Why study the Bible? For those new to Christianity and those who have been around awhile, Bible study is essential! After accepting Jesus as your personal savior and believing in God’s plan of salvation, one of the most important things for you to do is learn about reading and studying the Bible. When I first became a Christian I was...

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04 Mar 2016
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Bible Study – Part Two

Bible Study – Part Two How to study the Bible In this article we will cover the particulars of how to study the Bible. This is where the rubber meets the road, so to speak. In our previous article, Bible Study – Part One, we taught about why to study the Bible, We learned: God’s commands us to do it. Bible study increases our faith....

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04 Mar 2016
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Bible Study – Part Three

Bible Study – Part Three The benefits of Bible study Bible study is not just for you to gain head knowledge, learning facts ,or memorizing verses. It is about applying God’s word in your life and striving to become more Christ like. “The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” (Is. 40:8 NAS) Knowing God’s Will The Bible is...

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04 Mar 2016
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Making the Bible Come Alive

Making the Bible Come Alive Overcoming the enemy and achieving success How do you make the Bible come alive? The word alive means  having life, not dead, still in existence, or still active with a chance of victory. Making the Bible alive means to make it dynamic and fresh.  But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but...

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