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Bless the Blesser: An Overview of Ephesians 1:1-14

There are many reasons for the believer to bless God with spontaneous praise. Ephesians 1:1-14 gives us some of those reasons. Below is a block diagram of the passage. May you be truly encouraged and blessed as you consider the blessings of the ultimate Blesser! Steven       Bless the Blesser An Overview of by Steven Long A Biblearc…

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The Goodness of God in Providing for His People.

The following is a block diagram and devotional from Matthew 6:25-34. May the Lord encourage you and cause you to fully trust in His provision. Steven The Goodness of God in Caring for His Peopleby Steven Long

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The Gospel is for Believers

Read Bible Refrain from cussing Witness to someone Some of us love checklists. If we can check things off it lets us feel a sense of accomplishment. But when it comes to the gospel checklists are bad. Very bad. Paul wrote to a group of believers in Galatia to warn them about their own checklists. They had begun validating their…

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The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers

I was blessed to receive a copy of The Valley of Vision this morning by a brother in my Care Group from church. It is a collection of Puritan prayers and is both encouraging and admonishing at the same time. Below, is the very first passage I read after receiving the book. Read and be refreshed. The Gospel Way Blessed…

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3 Reasons Why It’s Okay To Be Narrow-Minded

According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary the word ‘narrow-minded’ is defined as, not willing to accept opinions, beliefs, or behaviors that are unusual or different from your own.  Culture has assimilated our thinking to believe that narrow-mindedness is bad. Perhaps when it comes to every single opinion, or every single subject, or every single dogma it is unacceptable. But when…

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Bible Study, BibleArc

Phrasing the Scriptures

Phrasing, also called Block Diagramming, has become an integral part of my Bible study. Along with Arcing,  I find it very useful in order to find the flow of thought in the text. Below is Biblearc’s video on their Phrasing module. BibleArc’s Phrasing Module from Bethlehem College & Seminary on Vimeo. I hope that when you watched it you became…

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Update to our Comment Policy

Dear blog readers I was recently viewing some of the comments left on this blog and noticed that many of them were anonymous. I have changed the setting to no longer allow anonymous posting. You do not have to have a Blogger ID to post, but when you want to post you will be prompted to sign in either with…

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Bible Study, Exegesis

Hermeneutics part 5: Using Arcing During the Observation Phase

Arc of Ephesians 1:1-14 My Arcing “Discovery” Arcing has become an invaluable study tool for me. I remember when I first stumbled upon the site a few years ago. I was excited! I needed something fresh for my Bible study and this seemed to be it. I hungrily ate up the tutorial videos and began my journey into Arcing. But…

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Join the Ephesians Study Group Online!

I (Steven) am hosting a study group online through the book of Ephesians. We’ll be using theArcing/Bracketing/Phrasing method. The group is open to ANYONE who wants to dig deeper into God’s Word using the Arcing method. Don’t be intimidated. If you’d like to join just go to this link and request membership. There will be three things that you must…

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5 Things Christians Should Do in Response to the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Homosexual Marriage

By now, every blogger in every corner of the Net has either written on or otherwise elaborated on yesterday’s history-changing decision of the Supreme Court’s ruling on homosexual marriage.  To boot, many Christians have responded with articles and blogposts about how Christians should respond. I don’t propose to offer anything new or insightful, or even anything significant. But I would like…

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