Bible Studies


Concerning Church Government
05 Mar 2016

Concerning Church Government

Authority in the Church When you talk about different types of Church governments or survey how Churches govern themselves, the real issue that surfaces is “who has the authority in the Church.” Is it the pastor, the congregation, a board of elders/deacons, or another appointed group? Who runs the Church and has say so over the daily operations of a local congregation? What does the...

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04 Mar 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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04 Mar 2016

Angareuō and the pony express

Angareuō and the pony express Do you remember the pony express from America’s wild west days? The pony express riders delivered the mail to the settlers in the west during the 1860’s. Carrying the mail, one rider would ride from his station and deliver it to the next rider at the next station. Then, that rider would take the mail and ride to another station, and...

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04 Mar 2016

Poikilos – Diversified

Poikilos – diversified A multi-colored word In secular Greek poikilos (ποικίλος) basically means multi-colored. A leopard skin is poikilos. The feathers of birds are poikilos. Granite stone is said to be poikilos. But the word is not used just to describe natural things. It also means cunningly made in various colors. Cloth or carpet can be poikilos. Here we see the word take on the...

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