Colossians
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Colossians

Colossians: Christ in You, The Hope of Glory Lesson 1: Introduction & Thanksgiving Reading Assignment and Study Questions for this lesson: Colossians 1:1-8 You can also watch the Tuesday class here. Key Verse: “We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your…

Isaiah
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Isaiah

God of Restoration: Poetry and Prophesy in Isaiah 40-55 Scroll down for older lessons in this study. There will be no class on Feb. 27/28 for Service Day Lesson 6 (Feb. 20/21): God’s Rescue through Cyrus Reading Assignment and Study Questions for this lesson: Isaiah 44:24-Isaiah 45 You can watch the Tuesday Lesson 6 here,…

Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith added! Lately I’ve been thinking that I should post a Statement of Faith on the website, something that lets people know what I believe–especially those considering using my class materials or reading my books. People want to know what doctrine they’re going to encounter and whether my studies will work for their…

Church History
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Church History

The Church’s Story: A Survey of Church History Recently we studied The Church’s Story: A Survey of Church History, based on a (paid) video series produced by the Center for Christian Studies and taught by Dr. Keith Stanglin, a professor of historical theology and an excellent teacher. Our class access to these videos has lapsed, but you or your…

Tower of Babel
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Tower of Babel

What’s Going on with the Tower of Babel? Have you wondered what’s going on with the story of the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11? Did you know that the Hebrew word for Babel can also be translated Babylon? It’s the same place! So what is so bad about building a tower? And why does…

Daniel
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Daniel

Daniel: Hope for the Faithful – Study Page About this 12-Lesson, In-depth, Discussion-based study Follow along in this video based Bible Study on the Biblical book of Daniel. Daniel is set during the exile of the Israelites in Babylon. It’s about the near-martyrs and their heroic faithfulness to the God of Israel, about what happens when…

Bible Translations

Bible Translations

About Bible Translations I recently got to answer some questions about Bible translations, and since it was on my mind I recorded this video overview. I may write more about this, so if you have questions you’d like answered, let me know! And, here’s an answer to the question, “Is there a Catholic Bible that’s…

Small-Caps LORD
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Small-Caps LORD

That Small-Caps, All-Caps LORD… and What it Means Have you ever wondered why the Bible sometimes puts the word LORD in small caps, or in all caps, and whether it means anything? It definitely does mean something! It represents the personal name of God. Something New: The Name of God In the progressive narrative of…

What is the Bible?

What is the Bible?

What is the Bible? Recently I spoke for our local campus ministry, Longhorns for Christ, on the campus of the University of Texas. They were doing a series entitled Believable Lies, addressing one a week. A Believable Lie: “The Bible Isn’t Very Important” One of the ideas we sometimes hear, or think ourselves, is that…

Galatians
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Galatians

Galatians: A New Creation in Christ What was Paul so worked up about in his letter to the Galatians? Learn the fascinating backstory to the drama! We’ll discover how to follow the strange Old Testament stories to the true good news: that we are now part of God’s new, multi-ethnic family of faith who live…