NET Abide Bible and Journal Review

NET Abide Bible and Journal Review

The Abide Bible and Journals are a very interesting offering from Thomas Nelson. They are not a study Bible system and neither are they a devotional system. Rather, I would describe them as a personal worship system. The Abide Bible is offered in both New King James Version (NKJV) and New English Translation (NET) and …

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1 Kings Essentials

1 Kings Essentials

Storyline Solomon demonstrated that human wisdom is not sufficient to guarantee holiness and salvation. Of course, when used rightly, his wisdom did result in obedience and blessing. But Solomon’s vast knowledge of plants, animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, along with his collection of proverbs and songs (1 Kings 4:32–33) could not prevent him from disobeying …

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2 Samuel Essentials

2 Samuel Essentials

Storyline At the height of his reign, David decided to honor God by building Him a great house: a temple to replace the more portable tabernacle. Surprisingly though, God rejected and reversed David’s offer. Instead of David’s building God a house, God promised to build David a house—a dynasty that would last forever with a …

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1 Samuel Essentials

1 Samuel Essentials

The message Even the best human leaders fail us, but God is faithful to his people and promised a king who would be powerful, wise, righteous and faithful. At the beginning of 1 Samuel, Israel was suffering from internal corruption (particularly the sons of Eli, 1 Sam. 2:12-25) and external threats (particularly the Philistines, 1 …

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Literary Study Bible Review

Literary Study Bible Review

  Of all the ways to study the Bible, considering it as literature is probably the most overlooked. Crossway has answered that for a second time by re-releasing the ESV Literary Study Bible. It comes back to us in a slightly smaller format but maintaining all of the study tools from the original version. (Note: …

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Step Through the Bible Reading Plan

Step Through the Bible Reading Plan

Those of us in Recovery know well how important Scripture is to our forgiveness, healing, and relationship with Jesus. This reading plan is designed to take you through The 12 Steps and their attendant Scriptures. You will note that tsome of the steps look a litle different. I edited them so that they would come …

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Legacy Standard Bible Review: Translation with New Testament and Psalms

Legacy Standard Bible Review: Translation with New Testament and Psalms

  Click Me for Photos of Legacy Standard Bible Read Legacy Standard Bible (Scripture Search Page)     2021 has brought us one of the most important Bible events in my lifetime, the release of Legacy Standard Bible. I am delighted to be reviewing this Bible and this translation.   Note: I purchased this New …

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He Reads Truth Bible

He Reads Truth Bible

  A Bible that I have been asked about several times, recently, is the CSB He Reads Truth Study Bible. Having not seen one, I was not really sure if I had an opinion. Thankfully, my wife got me one for my birthday and, having spent a few days with it, I am offering this …

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A Brief Introduction to TaNaKh

A Brief Introduction to TaNaKh

I have said that, as we journey through the Bible Essentials Series, we will follow the order of TaNaKh, the Old Testament as Jesus (Yeshua) and the Disciples would have known.   TaNaKh is made up of 3 Sections: Torah, Nevi’im, and Ketuvim. Here is the basic structure of TaNakh.   Torah The Torah (תּוֹרָה, …

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Judges Essentials Lesson Notes

Judges Essentials Lesson Notes

Storyline of Judges Though the Israelites were deeply enmeshed in sin and their enemies were formidable, even overwhelming, all was not lost. For “the LORD raised up judges, who saved them out of the hands of these raiders” (Judges 2:16). This He did for Israel in that day—against the Amalekites, the Ammonites, and Moabites—and this …

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