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The Trinity part 2

This week we look at the second part of the Trinity and discuss the implications of NOT believing in the Trinity. We also give reasons why belief in the Trinity is a necessity for salvation. Below the video you will find a PDF download of my own notes, exported from Logos Bible Software.    

1Peter Study

1Peter 1:1-2 (The Trinity part 1)

We continue our study through the book of 1Peter. We first talk about the Trinity as it is mentioned at the start of this great little epistle! Below the video portion you should find a link for downloading an article from the ISBE (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia). Its 28 pages are chock full of good information on this most important…

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Book Study: 1Peter

We’re beginning a series studying through the book of 1Peter, exclusively using Logos Bible Software. This first video gives the general background of the book. We hope this study will edify you and spur you on to a solid foundation of good Biblical exegesis.

Charismania, Heresy, New Apostolic Reformation

Oh the Irony of Jennifer LeClair

Oh the irony. I shouldn’t be, but I’m always amazed at the hypocrisy of so called leaders in the NAR and other charismatic groups, especially when they’re “teaching” others on a subject that they need to be adhering to themselves! Case in point, Jennifer LeClair. Here in this video she posted on “Charisma Magazine” LeClair gives us 7 signs of…

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Bible Study, Context, Hermeneutics

Surprised by Context

We’ve all had those moments when we hear someone quote a passage of Scripture we love. We smile, and sometimes become giddy as they explain the meaning and application. But do we ever wonder if they are using it correctly? Most of us really don’t think about it often. We have been taught all our lives that said passage means…

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Heresy, New Apostolic Reformation

Three Strange Spirits From The Strange Mind of Ryan LeStrange

      This morning, as I was perusing through “Charisma Magazine,” I came across this article posted on Wednesday April 19 about a book by Ryan LeStrange entitled “Hell’s Toxic Trio: Defeat the Demonic Spirits that Stall Your Destiny,” and thought you could use a good laugh. The author of this article Rachel Samsons makes some pretty wild claims…

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Diagramming: An Aid to Better Understanding the Text

The old addage “a picture is worth a thousand words” is true. But what about a picture of words, more or less? Most people think of diagramming sentences as being laborious, unproductive, and not very helpful. But when you apply the above saying it can be viewed in an entirely different light. A digram is simply a picture of how…

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Growing Up Cultural: Three Ways to Stop Reading Modern Culture into the Bible

Recognizing Cultural Biases When I was kid growing up in church I used to hear, “the eagle shall overcome the bear.” The meaning was supposed to be that America, the eagle, would defeat Russia, the bear, in war. Many evangelicals latched onto this idea and began espousing it. They were psyched because they believed that the bible was teaching America’s…

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Forgiven, Justification, The Gospel

I Am a Glass Darkly

For now we see in a [glass darkly], but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1Corinthians 13:12 I am a glass darkly. I am cracked. I am broken. My soul is tainted in this flesh, full of sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy,…

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Bible Study, Grammar

Text Flow: Basic Grammatical Concepts.

The word ‘grammar’ scares some people, and that is understandable. But it doesn’t really have to be that scary. The authors of Scripture used grammar, believe it or not, to convey the message of salvation and practical Christian living. They used things like subjects, verbs, direct objects while they wrote. It’s the same process for us, too. We use grammar…

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