But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Friday, 24 May 2019 07:58

ESV Large Print Wide Margin Bible Review

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 13:33

Why 2 Translations

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On Sundays, you will always hear the main sermon text in 2 English Translations, one that is essentially literal or word-based and one that is thought for thought or meaning based. I am very frequently aske why we do this. I use an essentially literal text to be as close to word for word from...

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Saturday, 27 April 2019 09:22

ESV Gospel Transporation Study Bible Review

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  Crossway has updated one of their most unique products, the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible, making in a full-fledged study Bible and sent us a copy of the new version for review. (This Bible was sent free of charge in exchange for an honest review.)   From Crossway Product Description...

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Monday, 22 April 2019 07:28

The NKJV Open Bible Review

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2019 sees the relaunch of what the late Dr. Jerry Falwell called the best study-reference Bible in existence, the Open Bible. The Open Bible has been a perennial favorite for me and I think it is one that you will enjoy it as well.  Disclaimer:  Thomas Nelson sent two copies, one brown...

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Monday, 01 April 2019 13:58

Immerse Messiah Day 26

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Pages 311-324 Matthew 1:1-8:17 New Living Translation (NLT) The Ancestors of Jesus the Messiah 1 This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of David and of Abraham[a]: 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac. Isaac was the father of Jacob. Jacob was the father of Judah...

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Sunday, 31 March 2019 12:14

Wiersbe Study Bible Review

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  Note: Thomas Nelson provided two copies of the Wiersbe Study Bible, one hardcover and one black leathersoft, free of charge in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own.   From Thomas Nelson Dr. Wiersbe’s top-quality Scriptural instruction is now available all in one...

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 14:14

Immerse Messiah Day 23

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Pages 280-292 Mark 11:13-16:20 New Living Translation (NLT) 13 He noticed a fig tree in full leaf a little way off, so he went over to see if he could find any figs. But there were only leaves because it was too early in the season for fruit. 14 Then Jesus said to the tree, “May no...

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 14:09

Immerse Messiah Day 22

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Pages 269-279   Mark 6:12-11 New Living Translation (NLT) 12 So the disciples went out, telling everyone they met to repent of their sins and turn to God. 13 And they cast out many demons and healed many sick people, anointing them with olive oil. The Death of John the Baptist...

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Monday, 25 March 2019 14:01

Immerse Messiah Day 21

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This week we begin the passages associated with Peter. Pages 257-268 and Mark 1:1-6:11 is our reading for today. Mark 1:1-6:11 New Living Translation (NLT) John the Baptist Prepares the Way 1 This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God.[a] It began2 just as the prophet...

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There are 4 Bibles chomping at the bit to be your new preaching Bible. I have reviewed them individually and today I want to compare them for you. They are ESV Preaching Bible (Crossway), CSB Pastor’s Bible (Holman), The Preaching Bible, NKJV and KJV (Thomas Nelson), and The Preacher’s...

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 13:05

Immerse Messiah Day 18

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Day 18 sees us reading pages 225-241 Philippians and 1 Timothy are our texts.   Philippians 1-4 (NLT) Greetings from Paul 1 This letter is from Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus. I am writing to all of God’s holy people in Philippi who belong to Christ Jesus, including...

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Monday, 18 March 2019 23:53

Immerse Messiah Day 17

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Pages 203-214 Philemon (NLT) Greetings from Paul 1 This letter is from Paul, a prisoner for preaching the Good News about Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy. I am writing to Philemon, our beloved co-worker, 2 and to our sister Apphia, and to our fellow soldier Archippus, and...

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Monday, 18 March 2019 23:49

Immerse Messiah Day 16

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Pages 190-202   Romans 8:25-16:27 (NLT) 25 But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.) 26 And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays...

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Monday, 18 March 2019 12:48

Great Adventure Catholic Bible Review

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I frequently review resources, mostly Bibles, to help the faithful to grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and today I am reviewing the Great Adventure Catholic Bible from Ascension Press. (Note: Ascension Press sent me this Bible free of charge in exchange for an honest...

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  Permit me a bit of whimsy in this review, which takes the form of a letter to Spurgeon. (Disclaimer: Crossway sent me this Bible free of charge in exchange for an honest review.)   My Dear Brother Charles: In the search for a Bible worthy of the pulpit, I commend to you that most...

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Sunday, 17 March 2019 00:51

Bible Study and Sermon Notes Tool

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If you need an aid for learning from the Scripture or for learning from your weekly Bible study time, this PDF will prove helpful.    

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 23:52

Immerse Day 15

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We close out week 3 in Romans, theat glorious gospel sermn from Paul. Pages 177-190 make up our reading today. Romans 1:1-9:4 is today’s text. We will finish Romans next week as we journey through the NT together.   Romans 1:1-9:4 (NLT) Greetings from Paul 1 This letter is from...

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 23:52

Immerse Messiah Day 13

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Day 13 of our Immerse Experience has us to begin 2 Corinthians.  We are reading pages 149-164 with 2 Corinthians 1:1- 13:14 as our text.   2 Corinthians 1-13 (NLT) Greetings from Paul 1 This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our...

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 14:29

Immerse Messiah Day 12

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Oh Beloved, we have an incredible reading selection tonight… As we conclude 1 Corinthians we will see the beauty of Christ’s love in us (Chapter 13) and the glory of the Resurrection (Chapter 15). What a selection!!   1 Corinthians 8-16 (NLT) Food Sacrificed to Idols...

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Monday, 11 March 2019 23:49

Looking for a City

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Monday, 11 March 2019 13:58

Immerse Messiah Day 11

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Week 3 will have us read 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians and Romans as we continue on our journey. Today’s selection is pages 125-135,  1 Corinthians 1:1- 1 Corinthians 7:40   1 Corinthians 1-7  (NLT) Greetings from Paul 1 This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of...

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Thursday, 07 March 2019 23:11

Immerse Messiah Day 10

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We conclude week 2 with reading the epistles to the  Thessalonians which, chronologically, are Paul’s earliest letters to exhort churches. We read pages 111-123   1 Thessalonians 1 – 2 Thessalonians 3 New Living Translation (NLT) Greetings from Paul 1 This letter is from...

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Thursday, 07 March 2019 23:03

Immerse Messiah Day 9

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Today’s reading is pages 95-110   Acts 19:21-28:31 New Living Translation (NLT) 21 Afterward Paul felt compelled by the Spirit[a] to go over to Macedonia and Achaia before going to Jerusalem. “And after that,” he said, “I must go on to Rome!” 22 He sent...

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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 11:42

Immerse Messiah Day 8

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Tonight we have pages 82-94 as our selection…   Luke 12:15-19:20 (NLT) 15 Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.” 16 Then he told them a story: “A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine...

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 12:46

Immerse Messiah Day 7

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Tonight’s reading takes us through pages 71-80 and our text is Acts 7:22-11:24   Acts 7:2-11:24  (NLT) 2 This was Stephen’s reply: “Brothers and fathers, listen to me. Our glorious God appeared to our ancestor Abraham in Mesopotamia before he settled in Haran.[a]...

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