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Studying Romans – Historical Background and Occassion

November 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Bible, Biblical Interpretation, Christianity, New Testament, Religion

It is important to remember that Paul’s letters are occassional documents. That means they were written to address a particular set of circumstances among a particular group of people at a specific time in history. If you ignore this it is easy to miss much of what is being talked about within the letter. Anders […]

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Studying Romans – Getting Started

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Apostle Paul, Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Christianity, New Testament, Religion

Last night we began a study of Romans in our men’s class. We started off by talking about what we want to accomplish from the study. To me it breaks down into three areas: Receiving, Processing, and Applying – in that order. The ultimate goal of the class is to let God’s Word shape and […]

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Ripening Issues in the Church of Christ – Alienated Older People

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Acts of the Apostles, Apostle Paul, Bible, Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Culture, Doctrine, New Testament, Paradigm Issues, Post modernism, Religion, Thoughts

This is the last of the Ripening Issues in the CofC series. This is one that I am most worried about because the other issues all load into this one. There is pretty close biblical parallel that can help us handle this issue. For many years people thought Paul wrote Romans as a general layout […]

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Understanding God’s Will for Your Life

December 3rd, 2007 · No Comments · Apostle Paul, Bible, Christianity, Death, God, New Testament, Old Testament, Religion, Spiritual Transformation, Thoughts

In Reggie McNeal’s book A Work of Heart he makes this statement about being called, The call is a mystery. It begins and ends with God, but it loops through a very human individual. It is personal, yet bigger than the person. The call comes out of who we are as well as shaping who […]

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The Wall Comes Down

November 6th, 2007 · No Comments · Bible, Christianity, Death, New Testament, Religion, Sin

When I was 10 years old my family decided to take down the fence in our front yard. We had one of those old country fences that have the square wire holes. We took down all the wire but we left up the wooden posts for a week. There were some dogs that would run […]

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