Category Archives: Bible Study

The Future of Israel [Hermeneutical Principles]

Last time, we introduced the discussion of Israel’s future as explained in Romans 9–11. Before we get into the text itself, we need to talk about two primary hermeneutical principles that must be employed. “Hermeneutics” refers to the process of … Continue reading

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“Adorn Yourselves Modestly” [Women in Ministry – Part 2]

In the second chapter of 1st Timothy, after explaining the need for prayer in the local church, and then addressing the men and their need for integrity, peacefulness, and leadership, Paul turns his attention to women in verse 9. Paul … Continue reading

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Women in Ministry

Men and women have some obvious differences… According to “Good Housekeeping,” the average woman cries five times per month. The average number of times per month a man cries is one (seems like a lot). Here’s another example. In a … Continue reading

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1 Timothy [Grace That is Greater]

In 1 Timothy 1:6-11, Paul speaks of the misuse of the law by false teachers. But notice that at the mention of the gospel, Paul immediately breaks out into thanksgiving, in verse 12. As Paul is urging Timothy to guard … Continue reading

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1 Timothy [Love is the Goal]

The Lord wants there to be doctrinal purity in His church, but it’s not simply so that the church will be a repository of knowledge. False teachers tend to boast some kind of intellectual superiority, but it leads to arrogance … Continue reading

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1 Timothy [Theology Matters]

Last time, we looked at the context of the book of First Timothy. Now let’s get into chapter one. Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, to … Continue reading

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1 Timothy [Context]

The story goes that, as he was preparing for one of his Antarctic expeditions, the famous explorer, Earnest Shackleton, put an ad in the London newspaper that read something like this: “Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, … Continue reading

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God as a Warrior in Nahum

Even Christians who are firmly convinced of the authority and inspiration of the Scriptures tend to minimize, or explain away, descriptions of the wrath, vengeance, and overall warrior-like nature of God, such as we see in the book of Nahum. … Continue reading

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The “Sons of God” [Part 5]

CONCLUSION In summary, there are four common interpretations of the identity of the “sons of God” of Genesis 6:1-4. The first view was that the sons of God were polygamous human rulers; the second was that the term “sons of … Continue reading

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The “Sons of God” [Part 4]

We’ve looked at three interpretations so far regarding the identity of the sons of God in Genesis 6. The first view was that the sons of God were polygamous human rulers; the second was that the term “sons of God” … Continue reading

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