Why 2 Translations

Why 2 Translations

On Sundays, you will always hear the main sermon text in 2 English Translations, one that is essentially literal or word-based and one that is thought for thought or meaning based. I am very frequently aske why we do this. I use an essentially literal text to be as close to word for word from …

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The NKJV Open Bible Review

The NKJV Open Bible Review

2019 sees the relaunch of what the late Dr. Jerry Falwell called the best study-reference Bible in existence, the Open Bible. The Open Bible has been a perennial favorite for me and I think it is one that you will enjoy it as well.  Disclaimer:  Thomas Nelson sent two copies, one brown imitation leather and …

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Immerse Messiah Day 26

Immerse Messiah Day 26

Pages 311-324 Matthew 1:1-8:17 New Living Translation (NLT) The Ancestors of Jesus the Messiah 1 This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of David and of Abraham[a]: 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac. Isaac was the father of Jacob. Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers. 3 Judah was …

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Wiersbe Study Bible Review

Wiersbe Study Bible Review

  Note: Thomas Nelson provided two copies of the Wiersbe Study Bible, one hardcover and one black leathersoft, free of charge in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own.   From Thomas Nelson Dr. Wiersbe’s top-quality Scriptural instruction is now available all in one place with The NKJV Wiersbe Study Bible! Dr. Wiersbe …

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Immerse Messiah Day 23

Immerse Messiah Day 23

Pages 280-292 Mark 11:13-16:20 New Living Translation (NLT) 13 He noticed a fig tree in full leaf a little way off, so he went over to see if he could find any figs. But there were only leaves because it was too early in the season for fruit. 14 Then Jesus said to the tree, “May no …

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Immerse Messiah Day 22

Immerse Messiah Day 22

Pages 269-279   Mark 6:12-11 New Living Translation (NLT) 12 So the disciples went out, telling everyone they met to repent of their sins and turn to God. 13 And they cast out many demons and healed many sick people, anointing them with olive oil. The Death of John the Baptist 14 Herod Antipas, the king, soon heard …

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Immerse Messiah Day 21

Immerse Messiah Day 21

This week we begin the passages associated with Peter. Pages 257-268 and Mark 1:1-6:11 is our reading for today. Mark 1:1-6:11 New Living Translation (NLT) John the Baptist Prepares the Way 1 This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God.[a] It began2 just as the prophet Isaiah had written: “Look, I am …

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The Pastor’s Quad: Brief Comparison of the Preaching Bibles

The Pastor’s Quad: Brief Comparison of the Preaching Bibles

There are 4 Bibles chomping at the bit to be your new preaching Bible. I have reviewed them individually and today I want to compare them for you. They are ESV Preaching Bible (Crossway), CSB Pastor’s Bible (Holman), The Preaching Bible, NKJV and KJV (Thomas Nelson), and The Preacher’s Bible (GTY/Steadfast Bibles) Let’s dive in… …

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Immerse Messiah Day 18

Immerse Messiah Day 18

Day 18 sees us reading pages 225-241 Philippians and 1 Timothy are our texts.   Philippians 1-4 (NLT) Greetings from Paul 1 This letter is from Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus. I am writing to all of God’s holy people in Philippi who belong to Christ Jesus, including the church leaders[a] and deacons. 2 May God …

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