Who “Penned” The Bible ?

    Who “Penned” the Words of God ?   The title of this lesson is “Who Penned The Bible?  You now what I mean;  Who wrote down the words of the bible?  Today I would like us to focus on the fact, that the bible is not the word of man, but it is the word of God! I was telling Doug the other week, about a man who…

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The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved – Part 2

    (If you missed part one, of  “The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved” may I suggest that you take a few minutes to read that previous lesson.  This next lesson will continue right on with the story.  Just click on the title, to be taken to the previous lesson)     Why Don’t We Hear More About Lazarus ?   Now, I read where someone posed this question;  Since Jesus…

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The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved – Part 1

    The Beloved Disciple   I’m going to begin a two part lesson today, and I think it’s going to be an interesting one.  We’ll have part one today, and part two next week, Lord willing.   There’s several things about the bible that spark our curiosity, and for me, this subject is one of them.  Let me read to you part of an article that someone wrote, concerning the…

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I Was Dead, But Am Alive!

      Christ The Lord Is Risen Today   This is a good day to talk about the resurrection of Christ  Actually, every day is a good day to talk about ALL things Christ.   So then let’s go ahead and talk about Christ, and His resurrection, and a some of the things leading up to His resurrection, namely, His crucifixion and death.   Let me read a few verses…

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Our Eternal God And His Eternal Rest

    Eternal God   Recently I’ve talked about our Soverign God, and our Infinite God, and today I’d like to talk about our Eternal God, and His Eternal Rest. If you look up a definition of eternal, it might say..  “infinite, or unending time”.  But really, time has nothing to do with eternity.  Here’s a much better definition..  “a state of timelessness.  A state to where time has no…

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Our Infinite God

      Words to Describe Our Infinite God   There are many words that have been used to describe our Almighty God.  “Almighty” is just one of them.  But other words are “eternal”, which in the case of God, means without beginning and without end.  And “Omniscient”, which means..  all knowing, with absolutely nothing being hidden from His awareness;  And “omnipresent”, which means, in the ultimate sense..  to be…

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Our Sovereign God

    What Does Sovereign Mean ?   I was asked by someone what sovereign means, and I had to pause a minute and think about how I would define the word.  And my first thought was “self-governing” or “self-ruling”.   I remembered the term “sovereign state” and I thought of a state that is self-governing, and under no one else’s control.  And I thought of a king’s sovereignty, as…

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The Lord’s Day

      Does The Bible Say That Sunday Is The Lord’s Day ?   In the latest edition of the Gospel Minutes newspaper, a question was submitted by someone, concerning Christians calling Sunday, “the Lord’s day”.   They said that in the scriptures, they couldn’t find anything to verify that Sunday was called “the Lord’s day”.  And I thought that Clem Thurman gave a good answer, so I’d like…

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The Last Shall Be First

    Humility and Sacrifice   In  Mathew chapter 19,  Jesus was teaching about giving things up, and taking a back seat, so to speak.  That’s the chapter where a young man came to Jesus, and he asked Jesus;  “Teacher, what GOOD THING shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?”  (Mathew 19, verse 16)  And Jesus answered, and said in  verse 17;  “Why are you asking Me about…

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The Sin Of I, Me, Mine

      A Man With “I” Trouble   In  Luke chapter 12,  Jesus told a parable about a certain rich man who had “I” trouble.  Not “eye” spelled e-y-e;  But “I” as in the personal pronoun, “I”.  He was guilty of the sin, of “I, Me, Mine”.   The sin of “I, Me, Mine”, is when you’re only concerned about yourself, and not about anyone else, and especially not…

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Pride: The First, And The Last

  Think About This Quote   I read a quote the other day, that I didn’t understand at first.  But then after I thought about it a while, I believe that the meaning occurred to me.  And I think that we can make application of it, in regards to our own spiritual lives. Let me read to you the quote;  “Pride is the first shirt that you put on, and…

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The Promise Of God

          New Testament Promises   I’d like to read to you some of the promises that God has made to us in the new testament. First, there’s this promise from  Romans 8, verse 28.   And I think this is the favorite verse of a lot of people, because it’s such a great promise.  Here it is..  “And we know, that God causes all things to…

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Sin, Shame And Excuses

          Accountability for Sin   The bible says, in  Genesis 3, verses 7 thu 10;  “Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked;  And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.  They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife…

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The Glory Of Your Spirit

            Think About the Glory of Your Spirit..   Think about the glory of your spirit, and the glory of every Christian’s spirit.  Most people spend far too much time thinking about the glory of their appearance, but spend very little time thinking about the glory of their spirit.  But everyone is born with a glorious spirit. God said in  Genesis 1, verse 26;  “Let…

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The Tartarus Myth

    Tartarus; It’s Origin and Meaning   Last week the subject of Tartarus was brought up in bible class.  And as we continue to study the bible, that subject will continue to come up from time to time.  And since that’s the case, I believe that we all should know very clearly, what the word “tartarus” means.   And so I’ve decided to put together this lesson.  And all…

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Lucifer

  Who is Lucifer ?   If you asked a hundred people,  “Who is Lucifer?”  Probably ninety-nine of them would say that Lucifer is satan.  But that’s not what the bible says.  The King James Bible, and several other versions, use the word “Lucifer”, one time, and that one time is in  Isaiah 14, verse 12.  Some of the other English versions of the bible use the words “shinning one”, …

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Greater Works

  A “Gospel Minutes” Question   The Gospel Minutes, is a monthly religious paper that is put out by Clem Thurman and his nephew David Thurman.  They typically devote the majority of each edition to a bible lesson on the front and middle pages, and then the back page is devoted to answering questions that readers have submitted.   Here’s one of the questions that was recently submitted and answered…..

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The Book Of Jude

      The Book of Jude, A Letter From God   Verse 1;  “Jude, servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James;  To those loved by God, even called and guarded in Jesus Christ.”  That might be just slightly different from the wording in your bible, but that is the most literal translation of the verse.  “..To those loved by God, even called and guarded in Jesus Christ.”  Instead…

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What’s Your Anger Type ?

  What Your Anger Says About You   I read a comment recently that made me stop and think.  The comment suggested that the things which make us angry, say a lot about us, as human beings, and as Christians.  And I realized that there’s a lot of truth in that statement, especially for the Christian.  Christians have no business feeling angry, about a lot of the things that we…

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The Scepter Of Righteousness

      The Scepter of the Kingdom of God   Consider if you would, the words of  Hebrews 1, verse 8;  “..And the scepter of righteousness, is the scepter of Thy kingdom.” A scepter is basically a rod, or a staff;  However a scepter is almost always an ornamented staff, or a decorated staff, that a king or an emperor would carry in his hands, especially on ceremonial occasions. …

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