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Join Us in Our New Study? (Saved! Rescued from God, by God, and for God)

Friends: A small group of serious Bible students will be completing our study of the book of Job (entitled With Friends Like These . . . Job’s Friends and Religious Foolishness) on Sunday, October 18th. We’ve gone through study questions and have discussed the entire book of Job. But we’re ready for our next study together.

That next study will be my short book Saved! Rescued from God, by God, and for God. It is available on Amazon here. I will send a pdf version of it to any who email me and ask to be included in the study.

The book has seven chapters plus an epilogue — so we will meet for eight Sunday nights. I’m not sure when the course will start (maybe in a couple of weeks) and we will meet every other Sunday night when the course starts. We will have a one-hour Zoom session to discuss the assigned chapter. There is no charge for the course, although gift cards to Outback are welcome! Join us? If so, please email me at: theoprof@bellsouth.net and indicate your intention.

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2020 in Bible study

 

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One-on-One Online Bible Study: A Ministry Suggestion! (a new update for 2020)

Friends: I believe this challenge is worth issuing one more time!

How do we encourage and minister to other believers when we can’t be together face-to-face? One way that has encouraged me is to do a kind of online Bible study together. I’m not talking about buying some expensive curriculum or installing some new “app” or software on your computer. Here’s what my friend and I have done:

We read a chapter of Ephesians each week. That’s it! We read the chapter once each day and then send a brief email to each other on Sunday sharing a thought or two that we’ve gotten from our “study.” Granted, it’s not in-depth, but there is no substitute for the reading and re-reading of God’s Word!

So, just a thought — is there someone at a distance that you could discuss this idea of doing an online Bible study together? You’ve got 66 books in the Bible to tackle! Or you could follow a theme together (such as the glory of God or the parables of the Lord Jesus, etc).

I’m looking forward to the next topic or book my friend and I choose to read together. Want to try this idea with us?

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2020 in Bible study

 

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Babylon Bee: How Critical Is God’s Word?

In a rare instance, this Babylon Bee did not include any essay after the provocative picture. But I can’t resist adding my two cents’ worth! Those serious about Bible study are familiar with two terms: exegesis and eisegesis. The second term “eisegesis” means to read into the Bible what WE want to be there. This approach to Scripture is summed up nicely by the ditty:

“Wonderful things in the Bible I see

When they are put there by you and me!”

If you or I write a paper for a Bible class and the prof returns it with the words, “This is the best example of eisegesis I have ever seen!”, that is not a compliment and you should not be surprised with the grade of “F” written in red across your title page.

Exegesis, on the other hand, is literally the leading out of what is there. In other words, it is allowing the Scripture to make its own point. We want our papers and our articles and our preaching to be exegetical! Even when such work contradicts our already-formed opinions!

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2020 in Bible study

 

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One-on-One Online Bible Study: A Ministry Suggestion! (a new update)

Friends: I believe this challenge is worth issuing one more time!

How do we encourage and minister to other believers when we can’t be together face-to-face? One way that has encouraged me is to do a kind of online Bible study together. I’m not talking about buying some expensive curriculum or installing some new “app” or software on your computer. Here’s what my friend and I have done:

We read a chapter of Ephesians each week. That’s it! We read the chapter once each day and then send a brief email to each other on Sunday sharing a thought or two that we’ve gotten from our “study.” Granted, it’s not in-depth, but there is no substitute for the reading and re-reading of God’s Word!

So, just a thought — is there someone at a distance that you could discuss this idea of doing an online Bible study together? You’ve got 66 books in the Bible to tackle! Or you could follow a theme together (such as the glory of God or the parables of the Lord Jesus, etc).

I’m looking forward to the next topic or book my friend and I choose to read together. Want to try this idea with us?

 

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2020 in Bible study

 

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“With Friends Like These . . .” An Online Bible Study

Friends: I don’t know if you have ever really studied the Old Testament book of Job — but it is fascinating! And I’m putting together a multi-session Bible study of that critical book for us to work through together! It is entitled “With Friends Like These . . . Job’s Friends and Religious Foolishness.”

Here’s the plan:

1. Send me your email expressing interest in our ten-week course (theoprof@bellsouth.net).

2. For those who want to contribute a bit financially to the work I will be doing for this study, I would suggest a “love offering” sent to my PayPal account (theoprof@bellsouth.net) of $10 or more. We often appreciate more (and work harder on) those projects we invest in. But . . . no pressure to contribute anything other than your work in the study.

3. After giving readers a chance to sign up, we will launch our study with a weekly series of questions as we move through the book of Job. You will have one week to complete each set of questions. We will then have a weekly Zoom session at an agreed-upon time to discuss the implications of this incredible book.

What do you think? Come on! Join us!

 

 
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Posted by on August 1, 2020 in Bible study

 

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One-on-One Online Bible Study: A Ministry Suggestion! (a new update)

Friends: How do we encourage and minister to other believers when we can’t be together face-to-face? One way that has encouraged me is to do a kind of online Bible study together. I’m not talking about buying some expensive curriculum or installing some new “app” or software on your computer. Here’s what my friend and I have done:

We read a chapter of Ephesians each week. That’s it! We read the chapter once each day and then send a brief email to each other on Sunday sharing a thought or two that we’ve gotten from our “study.” Granted, it’s not in-depth, but there is no substitute for the reading and re-reading of God’s Word!

So, just a thought — is there someone at a distance that you could discuss this idea of doing an online Bible study together? You’ve got 66 books in the Bible to tackle! Or you could follow a theme together (such as the glory of God or the parables of the Lord Jesus, etc).

I’m looking forward to the next topic or book my friend and I choose to read together. Want to try this idea with us?

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2019 in Bible study

 

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One-on-One Online Bible Study: A Ministry Suggestion! (an update)

Friends: How do we encourage and minister to other believers when we can’t be together face-to-face? One way that has encouraged me is to do a kind of online Bible study together. I’m not talking about buying some expensive curriculum or installing some new “app” or software on your computer. Here’s what my friend and I have done:

We read a chapter of Ephesians each week. That’s it! We read the chapter once each day and then send a brief email to each other on Sunday sharing a thought or two that we’ve gotten from our “study.” Granted, it’s not in-depth, but there is no substitute for the reading and re-reading of God’s Word!

So, just a thought — is there someone at a distance that you could discuss this idea of doing an online Bible study together? You’ve got 66 books in the Bible to tackle! Or you could follow a theme together (such as the glory of God or the parables of the Lord Jesus, etc).

I’m looking forward to the next topic or book my friend and I choose to read together. Want to try this idea with us?

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2019 in Bible study

 

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One-on-One Online Bible Study: A Ministry Suggestion!

Friends: How do we encourage and minister to other believers when we can’t be together face-to-face? One way that has encouraged me is to do a kind of online Bible study together. I’m not talking about buying some expensive curriculum or installing some new “app” or software on your computer. Here’s what my friend and I have done:

We read a chapter of Ephesians each week. That’s it! We read the chapter once each day and then send a brief email to each other on Sunday sharing a thought or two that we’ve gotten from our “study.” Granted, it’s not in-depth, but there is no substitute for the reading and re-reading of God’s Word!

So, just a thought — is there someone at a distance that you could discuss this idea of doing an online Bible study together? You’ve got 66 books in the Bible to tackle! Or you could follow a theme together (such as the glory of God or the parables of the Lord Jesus, etc).

I’m looking forward to the next topic or book my friend and I choose to read together. Want to try this idea with us?

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2019 in Bible study

 

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John Stott on the Importance of Careful Bible Study!

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2019 in Bible study

 

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Time for a Great Quote: A.W. Tozer on Bible Reading and Study

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2017 in Bible reading, Bible study

 

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