Ephesians 2
Uncategorized / February 10, 2018

Here are the study notes from Ephesians 2: Here at the beginning of the chapter, I must pause to remind everyone that Ephesians 2 comes in the context of immediately after chapter 1 with all of its lofty ideas about predestination for a purpose, how we are Christ’s body the church, and that we have been sealed by the Holy Spirit (God Himself).  Remember, the chapter divisions came during the 1300s and the verse divisions…

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Ephesians 1

Before I begin, I must say that understanding this passage without the lens of something like Calvinism is extremely difficult.  A great debate rages on word definitions like “predestined” versus “foreordained.”  Vitriol of the worst variety flows from the tongues and pens (and computer screens, let us not forget the keyboard warriors here) of everyone involved, and some sadly even in a misguided defense of the truth.  Many hate this book because it lays down…

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Galatians 1

1:  This letter is a very abbreviated letter in many ways, but it does fit the style of the letters Paul wrote other churches, in that it has a greeting, a body in which he communicates his message, and a closing section with various personal greetings.  However, right from the start, it is clear that Paul is not playing around.  Notwithstanding the text in parentheses, it basically says “Paul, an apostle and all the brothers…

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The Galatians Overview has been posted!

Hello Fellow Bereans! The overview of the book of Galatians is now ready. I somehow have lost the notes for Chapter 1, and must recreate them from scratch, and I hand-wrote the notes for chapters 2 and 3, so I must type them in in a readable fashion, and I have to edit chapters 4 through 6. Add to this school assignments (thought I had left those behind), associated readings, my own Bible Study I…

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I’m buried with work…
Uncategorized / January 24, 2018

Sorry gang! I have an assignment due on Friday and a training course (on Bible Survey actually) on Friday and Saturday of this week. Sunday, I’m giving a talk about how you can grow in your Christian faith, and I have to finish the PowerPoint slides. I’m also the Moderator of the place I fellowship, and we’re getting it all ready for our annual meeting next month. If you need me, please email me at…

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