Tags: Bible

Overview of Jude
Estimated reading time: 9 minutes
In this article, we examine the book of Jude as a whole and see what we can gather from looking at everthing from the main context of contending for the faith once for all delivered to the saints.
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How Do I Make Application from My Bible Reading?
In the series: Bible Study
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes
The purpose of reading the Bible must not simply be for knowledge. It must be to give us the understanding we need to please God in what we do. We must apply what we learn — do what it says. But there are some important things to consider in making application from the Bible to your life. How Can I Know If What I Am Reading Applies to Me? The Bible was written for all people, with instructions to both old and young, both rich and poor, both men and women.
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Difficult Bible Passages
In the series: Bible Study
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

There are passages in the Bible that are difficult to understand. We have been running into many of them in the men’s class. Passages that talk about predestination or God punishing children for their father’s sin can be difficult. The truth is that different passages will be more or less difficult for different people.

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Knowing the Difference Between Good and Evil
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

When Adam and Eve were first created, they were not expected to know the difference between good and evil. It was only after they ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that they understood it. We are born into a world full of evil as well as good. We are not born with the understanding (Deuteronomy 1:39), but we all must learn to tell the difference between them.

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Maturity in Proverbs
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

I want to look at three proverbs that deal with the issue of maturity. They do not deal with the subject directly, but certainly they are speaking about some things that really require maturity.

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How to Read Poetry in the Bible
In the series: Bible Study
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Much of the Old Testament was written as poetry. This includes pieces of the historical books (songs that were sung), many books of prophecy, and the books that are generally known as books of Poetry (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon). To understand what is being said, we must know something about poetry.

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The Value of the Old Testament
In the series: Bible Study
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

The Old Testament was the law of God for the Israelites. In Deuteronomy 4:44 and 5:1, Moses makes it clear that the law was for the 12 tribes of Israel. It was not for any other people, except that some laws applied to those who would live with the Israelites (Numbers 15:29). So the questions comes up, “Why should I study the Old Testament?”

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Bible Reading Schedules
In the series: Bible Study
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Getting on a regular schedule for reading your Bible is very important. The main reason is that few of us are disciplined enough to read the Bible every day if we do not have some sort of schedule to follow. Another great reason is that it can take you through the Bible faster than you probably would have read without a schedule.

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What Does God Want Us to Remember?
In the series: Memory
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

In this lesson, we will use the examples of the Israelites to give us warning. We want to look at what God wants us to remember, what we actually remember most of the time, and finally what God will remember about us.

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The Importance of Reading the Bible
In the series: Bible Study
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes
Do you read the Bible every day? What about maybe 3 days a week? Do you only read it when you are at church? I know of a number of people who leave their Bibles at the church building where they attend. While some may have other Bibles they use during the week, it is often a sign that they do not read at all during the week. Does that describe you?
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