What a terrific way to live life – being “of good courage and confident hope”. Living with good courage and being confident with hope – comes as a result of living God’s way, staying within what God intended, living “God’s Normal”. Let’s look at this as the Apostle Paul laid it out.
List of References to the Rapture and other End Times events.
IF you are “in Christ”, everything is new for you. Your name can go on every line in this list below! Test yourself. Maybe there is more to your Christian life than what you are experiencing.
We are given new life in Christ when we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Oh the wonder of passing from being “God-damned” to being “marvelously saved by Jesus”. We then begin growing into our natural new life in Christ. Oh how marvelous this journey! Ephesians chapter 1 lists “the natural order of things” in our spiritual dimension.
Thief On The Cross. Nothing religious was done by the thief. He merely (1) confessed his sinfulness, and (2) acknowledged Jesus as “the Christ”.
Because God is extreme to the nth degree – God requires an extreme type of relationship from us. Once we get born again, we will continue growing deeply, naturally, into further maturity in Christ. The wonder of passing from being “God-damned” to being “marvelously saved by Jesus”. Oh how marvelous this journey!
“Following Jesus” versus “Liking Jesus” I doubt Jesus likes Facebook much. Especially now (2020) – where faceless Facebook minions are actually censoring Christian conservative thought. [The Christian Post reported this about Facebook, – Facebook shuts down Christian ministry’s page with no explanation. – Source: 0% Soon]. I find it totally amazing that companies censor so […]
For a good read… here is a list to peruse. Read through this OMGjesus site-search of especially impacting passages. Click here: Key Verses …in the Bible
See this fascinating Bible Timeline at BibleHub Complete Biblical Timeline. God is just as concerned for each of us today, as He was for all in ancient times. He guided and protected His peoples, and shaped history for His purposes. It is recorded for us in the Old Testament and New Testament. After ages of […]
John 8:44. “If God were your Father [but He is not], you would love and recognize Me, for I came from God….”
Return to Study Guide: How to Study the Bible, by Jeffrey Bruce and Brian D. Asbill Download PDF (5 pages) Module 10: Application I. Thus far, we have looked at how to employ correct principles of interpretation in order to better understand the Bible. However, the process is incomplete until we actually make scripture a […]
Return to Study Guide: How to Study the Bible, by Jeffrey Bruce and Brian D. Asbill Download PDF (5 pages) Module 9: NT Genre Studies 2: Epistles and Revelation I. Epistles A. Preliminary Remarks 1. Definition a. Letters from the apostles and other early church leaders to Christian communities and individuals, which are carefully structured, […]
Return to Study Guide: How to Study the Bible, by Jeffrey Bruce and Brian D. Asbill Download PDF (5 pages) Week 8,NT Genre Studies – Gospels and Acts Module 8: NT Genre Studies 1: Gospels and Acts I. Having raced through the Old Testament, it is now time to delve into the rich world of New […]
Return to Study Guide: How to Study the Bible, by Jeffrey Bruce and Brian D. Asbill Download PDF (5 pages) Module 7: OT Genre Studies 2: Wisdom and Prophecy I. Wisdom A. Preliminary Remarks 1. Definition a. “Wisdom is the ability to make godly choices in life.” b. Wisdom is skill in living according to […]
Return to Study Guide: How to Study the Bible, by Jeffrey Bruce and Brian D. Asbill Download PDF (5 pages) Module 6: OT Genre Studies 1: Narrative and Law I. Now that we understand the nature and significance of genres, we can begin to look at specific biblical genres so as to better understand the rules […]
Return to Study Guide: How to Study the Bible, by Jeffrey Bruce and Brian D. Asbill Download PDF (4 pages) Module 5: Genre Studies – An Introduction I. At this point in the class, we have covered roughly half of the course material! At this point, we narrow the hermeneutical lens, and […]
Return to Study Guide: How to Study the Bible, by Jeffrey Bruce and Brian D. Asbill Download PDF (5 pages) Module 4: Tools to Help You Along the Way I. Now that you have a basic understanding both of presuppositions and context, you are fast on your way […]
Return to Study Guide: How to Study the Bible, by Jeffrey Bruce and Brian D. Asbill Download PDF (5 pages) Module 3: Context, Context, Context! I. Having looked at our own presuppositions toward the text, we can now look at the Bible itself, both from a historical standpoint and a literary standpoint. This […]
Every time we come to read a text, we carry a number of presuppositions that in some sense determine what we will get from the text. We thus must discover what some of these presuppositions are.
Study Guide for An Intensive 10 Week Course on How to Study the Bible by: Jeffrey Bruce and Brian D Asbill. See: Author´s Preface Module 01 Hermeneutics – The What and the Why Module 02 Worldviews and the Battle for Meaning Module 03 Context, Context, Context! Module 04 Tools to Help You […]
Return to Study Guide: How to Study the Bible, by Jeffrey Bruce and Brian D. Asbill Download PDF (5 pages) Module 1: Hermeneutics – The What and the Why I. The What A. Before embarking on our quest, there are a few issues of definition that need to be addressed. The following is a list […]
It is a huge responsibility – teaching the Bible. It behooves us to know what the Bible itself says about “teaching” the truths which God has given to us in order to follow Him well. ¨Our¨ doctrines and ¨our¨ beliefs and ¨our¨ teachings… are not ours, but God´s. Are you truly paying attention to what […]
Jesus came down to earth. That was when it could then be said: “the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men.”
12 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. 14 Beyond all these things put […]
consider the members of your earthly body as dead to…
Final Greetings Ephesians 6:19-24 Bible study with Dr. Peter Larson Available: Printable PDF download FINAL GREETINGS Prayer for others: Can we adopt this personal petition of Paul, and apply it for others? 19,20. _________________________________________________________________________ Which are the key words? _____________________________________________________________________ For whom can you pray this? And do your include yourself? _____________________________________________________________________ Identification of Tychicus: […]
The Armor of God Ephesians 6:10-18 Bible study with Dr. Peter Larson. Available: Printable PDF download THE ARMOR OF GOD “Finally” and the following BIG exhortation: ________________________________________________________________________________ Is there a “secret” to be learned in having the “Strength of the Lord”? ________________________________________________________________________________ How are we to understand a view the “full” armor of God? […]
Children and Parents Ephesians 6:1-9 Bible study with Dr. Peter Larson Available: Printable PDF CHILDREN AND PARENTS How do you view “children”? _______________________________________________________________ An “old” imperative for children: ____________________________________________________________ Why? _______________________________________________________________________________ Looking at one of the Ten Commandments: _____________________________________________________ A promise from the Lord. What does “promise” mean to you? _________________________________________ In this a […]
Wives and Husbands Ephesians 5:22-33 Bible study with Dr. Peter Larson Available: Printable PDF download WIVES AND HUSBANDS Would you say that this is a passage often used to “prove” your own personal bias? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Why is it so easy to forget v. 21 “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ”? Is it […]
The Holy Spirit’s Filling Ephesians 5:15-21 Bible study with Dr. Peter Larson Available: Printable PDF download THE HOLY SPIRIT’S FILLING Comments regarding the context: (from preceding verses) 5:1 -14 ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ What does it mean to be very careful how you live?_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What is the difference between being wise and unwise? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Why are […]