Readings for 2020-2021

Readings for 2020-2021

Sunday, 29 November, begins the Advent Season as well as the Lectionary Year for church readings. Our fellowship, Abounding Grace Baptist Church, will be sharing the Sunday Readings from the Revised Common Lectionary. For those who desire to follow the readings for the whole year, we have provided a link below. The text of each …

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CSB Holy Land Illustrated Bible Review

CSB Holy Land Illustrated Bible Review

  The newcomer into the field of Archaeological/historical study Bibles comes from the fastest growing English translation on the market, the Christian Standard Bible. Holman Bible Publishers sent me a copy of the CSB Holy Land Illustrated Bible free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive …

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Notable Prayers of the New Testament

Notable Prayers of the New Testament

Prayers of Jesus The Model Prayer (Matthew 6:9-15) Thanksgiving for things hidden and revealed (Matthew 11:25-26) Thankging God for hearing Him at the grave of Lazarus (John 1:41-42) That Peter’s faith would not fail (Luke 22:21-32) The High Priestly Prayer (John 17) Prayer of surrender in Gethsemane (Luje 21:41-44) A prayer on the Cross (Luje …

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Five Point Calvinism?? An Answer and an Apologetic (Guest Post)

Five Point Calvinism?? An Answer and an Apologetic (Guest Post)

That which is referred to as Calvinism, generally, and “5-point Calvinism,” specifically, is much misunderstood and maligned even moreso by those who mean well but lack a proper understanding of what we believe. To help us with that we are, once again, blessed to have received instruction from that dear friend and eminent theologian, James …

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The Kinsman Redeemer and Blood Avenger (Various Scriptures)

The Kinsman Redeemer and Blood Avenger (Various Scriptures)

Goel (Hebrew: גואל, lit. “redeemer”), in the Hebrew Bible and the rabbinical tradition, is a person who, as the nearest relative of another, is charged with the duty of restoring the rights of another and avenging his wrongs. One duty of the goel was to redeem (purchase back) a relative who had been sold into slavery. Another was …

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A Redeemed Host (Revelation 7:9-17)

A Redeemed Host (Revelation 7:9-17)

A Great Multitude Worships Around the Throne of God A great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues: The diversity here is evidence that the Great Commission will be fulfilled before the end, even as Jesus promised (Matthew 24:14). Because John knew they came from different nations, tribes, peoples, and …

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144,000 and God’s Great Revival

144,000 and God’s Great Revival

As opposed to simply providing lesson notes, which is my normal custom, I want to address objections and disputations with regard to this passage of Scripture. Objection: The Bible says not all of Israel is Israel (Romans 9:6), so you cannot say that all of Israel will be saved in the Tribulation. Answer: The Bible …

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