Bible

Clinging to the Word of Life

“clinging to the Word of Life, that I will be satisfied in the day of Christ that I did not run in vain nor did I labor in vain.” (Philippians 2:16) Much can be said from these words of Paul, but I want to focus first on the initial words which follow the statement in […]

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Is the Bible Inerrant?

One of the things we talk a lot about in church circles is the authority of scripture—that it is given by God and is designed to instruct us in every area of life.  One of the terms that we use when we speak of why the scriptures are authoritative is the term “inerrant.”  But I […]

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Outline of 1 Peter

  I.  Greeting (1:1-2)   II.  God in his Grace is raising you out of your sin to salvation (1:3-12)             1.  God has given us new birth to a greater inheritance (1:3-5)             2.  God will keep that inheritance while you are being sanctified through persecutions (1:6-7)             3.  The joy of that salvation […]

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Outline of 2 Peter

I.  Greeting (1:1-2)   II.  God’s Call on the life of a Christian and the Christian’s response (1:3-11)             1.  God’s calling His people to glory (1:3-4)             2.  The Christian’s response to God’s call (1:5-11)                         a.  progression of faith to love (1:5-7)                         b.  work to grow in grace (1:8-11)   […]

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Bible Translation Philosophies

            All translations are interpretations.  This is for two reasons.  First is that English grammar is different than Greek or Hebrew grammar.  A truly literal word for word translation would prove extraordinarily difficult to read.  Secondly, in Greek and Hebrew, as with English, words often carry a variety of meanings depending […]

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