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Why Vines and Fig Trees are Still Relevant for Bible Study and Application

This article examines the imagery of peace and well-being given in the Book of Micah and other places in the Old Testament. “Heaven can be too big for many of us to wrap our minds around, so when someone, or something, gives us the impression that peace is available to us now, it can be easy to be swayed. But I find Micah’s picture of sitting under our vine and fig tree visually accessible and emotionally immediate.” From GoThereFor.com…………………………..

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Let Go of Lies About Heaven: Eight Myths Many Believe

For all believers in Christ, we are going to spend a lot more time in Heaven than our life on Earth, yet many have few correct ideas about our heavenly home. Author Randy Alcorn addresses that deficit in this nice article. From Eternal Perspectives Ministries…………………

https://www.epm.org/blog/2021/Mar/8/let-go-lies-heaven

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How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Step 6–Argument Tracing

Next in this series on how to understand and apply the Old Testament, we come to making sense of the argument communicated in the passage. From ForTheChurch.com…………………………..

https://ftc.co/resource-library/blog-entries/how-to-understand-and-apply-the-old-testament-argument-tracing/

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How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Step 5––Clause and Text Grammar

In this next posting in the series on understanding and applying the Old Testament, the emphasis moves from the true words of the passage to how those words communicate a message through grammar. From ForTheChurch.com…………………

https://ftc.co/resource-library/blog-entries/how-to-understand-and-apply-the-old-testament%e2%80%a8-step-5-clause-and-text-grammar/

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How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Step 4––Translation

This step follows right along with Step 3 in securing the accuracy of the content of the Old Testament in our bibles today. From ForTheChurch.com…………………………

https://ftc.co/resource-library/blog-entries/how-to-understand-and-apply-the-old-testament-step-4-translation/

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How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Step 3—Text Criticism

Another in a series of articles on how to understand and then apply the Old Testament, this one focuses on the reliability of the Old Testament in our English bibles. This is important for our security with the Scriptures because many non-conservative scholars will indict the Old Testament as being purely human in origin and their dates do not add up correctly. This article will show we can trust what we read today in the Old Testament as given by God so many thousands of years ago. From For The Church…………………………..

https://ftc.co/resource-library/blog-entries/how-to-understand-and-apply-the-old-testament-part-3-text-criticism/

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How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Step 2—Literary Units and Text Hierarchy

“Determining the boundaries of a passage can help you lead a Bible study, plan a series of Bible studies, or plan a preaching series. Before you can do any of these things, you have to know where to start and where to end. This blog post offers some basic guidelines for establishing the boundaries of literary units.” From For The Church…………………..

https://ftc.co/resource-library/blog-entries/how-to-understand-and-apply-the-old-testament-step-2/

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How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Step 1—Genre

This is the first in a series of articles that provide assistance and guidelines on how best to both understand and apply the Old Testament to our lives. The first step is to identify the genre of the passage being studied, so as to better grasp the intentions of the human author. From For The Church…………………………

https://ftc.co/resource-library/blog-entries/how-to-understand-and-apply-the-old-testament-step-1/

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Bible Christian The Trinity

What Is Grace? Bible Definition and Christian Quotes

This article really does a great job of summarizing the all-important topic of grace and what the Scriptures teach about it. “Grace is God’s best idea. His decision to ravage a people by love, to rescue passionately, and to restore justly – what rivals it? Of all his wondrous works, grace, in my estimation, is the magnum opus.” (Max Lucado) From Christianity.com…………………….

https://www.christianity.com/theology/what-is-grace.html

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Bible Christian God the Father

Praying the Names of God: Ab, Abba — Father

This is an important one of the many names of God, because only believers in the Lord Jesus Christ can rightfully use this term for God. From author and Bible teacher Ann Spangler………………….

Ab, Abba — Father