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The Letters

We now come to a part of the Bible known as the epistles, or the letters.  These writings explain and expound on the truths about the person and the work of Jesus Christ, as presented…
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Irresistible Revolution

The story of Jesus does not end with the Gospels.  It continues in the lives of those who are His disciples.  They are participants.  They are in on the action of God.  Luke, the only…
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“Once Upon a Time” to “Kingdom Come”

In reading the Bible it is important to understand the various genres within the sixty-six books.  In the Old Testament there are the books of law, of history, wisdom literature (also known as poetry), and…
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Apertures to the Eternal

The Old Testament priests were the people’s representatives to God.  The prophets were God’s representatives to the people.  In the Old Testament there are sixteen writing prophets, and their writings are some of the most…
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Poetry and Prayer, Wisdom and Worship

The books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon are commonly considered the Scriptural books of the poetic genre.  They are also classified as “wisdom” literature.  Lamentations in the Old Testament and…
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History, a Medium for the Message

There are twelve books in the Old Testament, beginning with Joshua and ending with Esther, grouped in a “historical” genre.  They describe the settlement of Israel in Canaan, the transition from judges to monarchs, the…
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Five Scrolls

The first five books of the Old Testament form a complete literary unit called the Pentateuch, meaning “five scrolls.”  They form a seamless narrative from Creation to the death of Moses.  These writings are in…
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A Place of Entry

The Bible makes such staggering claims about itself, that if it is not true, it is outrageous.  It claims to be inspired and without error in its original manuscripts.  It also claims to be the…
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A Staggering Claim

How are we to read and understand the Bible?  In the next few posts, by breaking down the various genres that make up the sixty-six books, we will unpack some clear and concise principles in…
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Parousia, Maranatha

I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me.  And when I turned I saw someone like the Son of Man dressed in a robe reaching down to His feet and with…
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