Monthly Archives: April 2011

Book Review— The Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis

Nancy Guthrie (author of several books including Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow and Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament) has begun writing a new series of five books, study guides for seeing Jesus in the Old Testament. The first … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical studies, Book Reviews, Old Testament

Notes on Hermeneutics

The main thrust of the session was to look at the building of a matrix for background understanding of a text. Since I had given the assignment for Jeremiah 31:31-34, I used that as the basis for discussion, specifically focusing … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical studies, New Testament, Old Testament, Translations | 2 Comments

Easter completion

Easter is the central feast for the Christian. Every Sunday is a refreshing of the truth that death no longer holds Jesus. He is victorious over sin, death, and the devil. And he did it all for humans, sinful humans. … Continue reading

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Liturgy — We confess (the creeds)

Depending on the order of service followed, the creed can come before the sermon or after. I have arbitrarily put it before the sermon for this blogging exercise. A creed is a statement of faith that a person, group, or … Continue reading

Posted in Doctrine- Systematics, Worship/Liturgy

Rest and Relaxation

We are traveling throughout the southeast, and dodging the storms. We have been visiting our son, DIL, and five grandkids. Tomorrow the second oldest celebrates her 15th birthday. So we will stay through tomorrow, then head home. What a great … Continue reading

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Free iPad 2 through Accordance

For Mac owners, Accordance is the premier Bible study tool, whether for casual use or scholarly research. Here is your chance to explore, and perhaps win an iPad 2 in the process.

Posted in Personal Reflection

Liturgy — The Word (Spoken) 2

As we move in worship to the Gospel reading, we adjust our position, from sitting to standing. We stand as a sign of respect because here, now, we listen to the Words of Scripture, specifically telling us about who Jesus … Continue reading

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