People You Should Know: Abraham, Isaac,  Jacob, and Joseph

People You Should Know: Abraham, Isaac,  Jacob, and Joseph

In the Old Testament, we find 4 very important people: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. Here is a brief overview of what we can learn from them. Where can I find their stories? Abraham: Genesis 11-25 Issac: Genesis 17:15-35:29 Jacob: Genesis 25-50 Joseph: Genesis 30-50 What are they known for? Abraham: Had faith that pleased …

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Professor Grant Horner’s Reading Plan (the Plan I will use in 2017)

Professor Grant Horner’s Reading Plan (the Plan I will use in 2017)

Professor Grant Horner’s Bible Reading System & Bookmarks Horner Plan I have, recently, shared a couple of reading plans with you and, now, I want to share, with you, the plan that I will be using in 2017, Professor Grant Horner’s Reading Plan. This will be an especially ambitious plan for me because, even though, …

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Guided Tour of the Bible

Guided Tour of the Bible

Also from our friends at Zondervan, we have, here, a guided tour of the Bible… If you click on the link below you will find a downloadable PDF to help you follow along. Zondervan_-_180_Day_Guided_Tour (Adapted fromt the NIV Student Bible. c.2002, 2011 by Zondervan. Used by permission. All rights reserved.) The plan offers a kind …

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Overview of the Bible Reading Plan

Overview of the Bible Reading Plan

From our friends at Zondervan Publishing, here is a reading plan to give you a solid overview of the Bible. (Adapted fromt the NIV Student Bible. c.2002, 2011 by Zondervan. Used by permission. All rights reserved.)   Introduction to the Bible This is a plan to begin reading the Bible. These two-week reading courses take …

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KJV Is NOT the Only Bible: A Defense of Meaning Based Bible Translations

KJV Is NOT the Only Bible: A Defense of Meaning Based Bible Translations

Recently, I have encountered a number of pastors and other Christians who propound a most insidious position on the Bible, the idea that the King James Version (KJV) and only the KJV is the inerrant and inspired word of the Living God. Such a position is beyond absurd and totally foreign to most of the …

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Talking Snakes and Other Disasters (Man’s Temptation and Fall)

Talking Snakes and Other Disasters (Man’s Temptation and Fall)

Text: Genesis 3:1-24 Major Players: Adam, Eve, the Serpent/Devil Words you should know: Nachash “Hebrew Pronunciation [nah KHASH] Translation serpent, snake (Genesis 3:1-2,4,13-14) Nachash is the most prevalent of eight OT terms for snake (Numbers 21:6), but the usage is broader than that. The nachash in Genesis 3:1,14 was the shrewdest (KJV-now the serpent was …

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