Monthly Archives: January 2014

Why 2 Corinthians 9:6-10 does not cancel out tithing

2 Corinthians 9:8-10 “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed; 9 as it is written, “He scattered abroad, he gave to the poor, His righteousness … Continue reading

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The Bible’s clearest statement on faith – Hebrews 11:1-2

Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”                                                         … Continue reading

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Relationship between Bible translation, interpretation, preaching & application

Ezra 8:8 “They read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give the sense so that they understood the reading.” (NASB) Introduction                                   … Continue reading

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A helpful chart for understanding major English Bible translations

There are over 100 different English translations available on the market today.  Often people will begin the process of trying to pick a Bible, only to be overwhelmed by the multitude of translations and versions. In today’s post I have … Continue reading

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A pastor’s notes on a very difficult set of Biblical texts: 2 Samuel 24:1 & 1 Chronicles 21:1

2 Samuel 24:1 “Now again the anger of the Lord burned against Israel, and it incited David against them to say, “Go, number Israel and Judah.” (NASB) 1 Chronicles 21:1 “Then Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel.” (NASB) … Continue reading

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A pastor’s thoughts on using the Septuagint in sermon preparation

Job 2:9 (NASB) “Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!” Job 2:9 (Hebrew Text) וַתֹּ֤אמֶר לֹו֙ אִשְׁתֹּ֔ו עֹדְךָ֖ מַחֲזִ֣יק בְּתֻמָּתֶ֑ךָ בָּרֵ֥ךְ אֱלֹהִ֖ים וָמֻֽת׃ Job 2:9 (Greek Septuagint) χρόνου δὲ πολλοῦ προβεβηκότος εἶπεν … Continue reading

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