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The Importance of Repeated Words and Themes in Bible Study

This is a helpful article for loading up more tools in your bible study toolkit. “…one of the easiest techniques to use in doing good Bible study is that of observing repeated words and themes. Authors didn’t have bold and italics back then, so a common way to emphasize a point was to repeat it multiple times.” From Knowable Word………….. 

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Bible Christian The Trinity

3 Lessons We Can Learn from Josiah in the Bible

Most bible readers know of David and Solomon as godly kings, but often the most godly of the kings of Judah after David is Josiah. Read more about him in this article from Crosswalk.com……

https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/bible-study/-lessons-we-can-learn-from-josiah-in-the-bible.html

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Paul’s Courage (Acts 20-28) Bible Commentary

Another excerpt from a wonderful resource and website — the Theology of Work Bible and Theology of Work Project. In these 3 chapters, Paul’s determination and courage are on full display. Yet, Paul was emboldened by the same Holy Spirit who indwells us right now!

https://www.theologyofwork.org/new-testament/acts/leadership-as-witness-acts-20-28/pauls-courage-acts-20-28

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30 Scriptures That Reveal the Mystery of the Holy Spirit

This is a really helpful article that summarizes what the Bible teaches about the Holy Spirit, as well as excerpting 30 scripture passages about the Third Person of the Godhead. From Crosswalk.com………..

https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/bible-study/scriptures-that-tell-us-about-the-holy-spirit.html

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Is God’s “Hiddenness” a Rational Objection to Christianity?

Many atheists and non-believers say that they don’t believe in God because He has not clearly revealed Himself to the world. This article discusses four ways in which the God of the universe has indeed provided proof of His existence and His attributes. From Reasons.org…………………………..

https://reasons.org/explore/blogs/reflections/is-gods-hiddenness-a-rational-objection-to-christianity

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A Counseling Commentary on Philippians: Contentment and Gratitude

This article is part of a series that provides a commentary on the Epistle to the Philippians from a biblical counseling viewpoint. In this instance, the author shows how Paul sees contentment and gratitude as two sides of the same coin. From BradHambrick.com……………..

http://bradhambrick.com/philippians04b/

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Be Slow to Anger and Quick to Listen — Dallas Willard

Be Slow to Anger and Quick to Listen

In disagreement and discord, we also follow Christ’s example of seeking peace, of being slow to anger and quick to listen. Additionally, concepts such as acceptance and tolerance—religious or otherwise—find significant support in the teachings of Jesus. These are important topics in contemporary life. Toleration of others is part of what was lost in the rise of secular morality, which coincided with an increase in negative attitudes toward Christian virtue in the academy and government. The fact that Christians are regularly thought to be close-minded, dogmatic, and intolerant is certainly justified in some cases. Yet this attitude is also highly ironic since the very tradition of tolerance in the Western context is accentuated in the Christocentric worldview. Just a simple count of the tolerant societies in the world today gives some clue as to the power of the applied moral teachings of Christ and their benefit to the world. If self-professed Christians are being aggressively and consistently intolerant, they are certainly not emulating the example of Christ or the traditions and teachings of Christianity. Much trouble and confusion about these matters can often be attributed simply to mislabeling. “Christians” are often not Christlike. However, this lamentable fact should not impugn Jesus or his teaching on tolerance.

From The Divine Conspiracy Continued: Fulfilling God’s Kingdom on Earth. Copyright © 2014 by Dallas Willard amd Gary Black Jr. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

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Bless us, Lord, and make us a blessing to others. — Learning From God’s Word

Nice! From Learning From God’s Word………………………

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin (Psalm 51:1-2). Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. […]

Bless us, Lord, and make us a blessing to others. — Learning From God’s Word
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The Courageous Ministry of Abigail | Articles | Two Journeys

Why we all need people who will speak truth into our lives. From pastor and author Andrew Davis at TwoJourneys.org………………

Source: The Courageous Ministry of Abigail | Articles | Two Journeys

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Praying the Names of God: Nymphios, Aner — Bridegroom, Husband

In this article by author and Bible scholar Ann Spangler, she provides some ancient insights into the name for God as “Bridegroom, Husband.” From AnnSpangler.com…………………..

Nymphios, Aner — Bridegroom, Husband