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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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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Monday, 04 March 2019 12:19

Immerse Messiah Day 6

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We begin Week 2 of Immerse in the 1st chapter of Acts, the continuation of Luke’s Gospel. Our reading covers pages 61-70, Acts 1:1-6:15 Acts 1-6 (NLT) The Promise of the Holy Spirit 1 In my first book[a] I told you, Theophilus, about everything Jesus began to do and teach...

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Saturday, 02 March 2019 05:39

Immerse Messiah Day 5

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We finish our first week by finising the Gospel According to Luke. We are reading pages 48-59 which is Luke 19:40-24:53. On Wednesday, we will review the Gospel According to Luke. Please feel free to email your questions for the discussion. Luke 19:40-24:53 New Living Translation (NLT) 40 He...

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Friday, 01 March 2019 12:54

ESV Journaling New Testament, Inductive Edition

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  Half of my ideal Bible exists and I tip my hat to Crossway for bringing this to market. I took longer to write this review because I have diligently been waiting for the other half, the Old Testament, to come to market but alas, I have not seen it.   My first thought when …

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Thursday, 28 February 2019 12:29

Immerse Messiah Day 4

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We are nearly finished with the Gospel According to Luke. Today’s Reading are pages 38-47. Luke 13:34-19:39 is our passage for tonight.   Luke 13:34-19:39 (NLT) 34 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have...

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 12:40

Immerse Messiah Day 3

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Today we read pages 28-37. Luke 9:51-13:33   Luke 9:51-13:33 New Living Translation (NLT) Opposition from Samaritans 51 As the time drew near for him to ascend to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. 52 He sent messengers ahead to a Samaritan village to prepare for his...

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 12:37

Immerse Messiah Day 2

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Today’s reading has us reading pages 13-27 and Luke 4:14-9:50     Luke 4:14-9:50 New Living Translation (NLT) Jesus Rejected at Nazareth 14 Then Jesus returned to Galilee, filled with the Holy Spirit’s power. Reports about him spread quickly through the whole region....

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Monday, 25 February 2019 10:59

Immerse Messiah Day One

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Our first installment with Immerse has us reading pages A9 through page 12.  The passages are Luke 1:1-Luke 4:13. It will follow below for those of you who havae not gotten a copy of Immerse for yourself.   Luke 1:1-4:13 New Living Translation (NLT) Introduction 1 Many people...

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Sunday, 24 February 2019 12:39

Introducing Peter’s Epistles

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Monday, 11 February 2019 10:36

Nelson Preaching Bible…Nearly Perfect

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  The Preaching Bible from Thomas Nelson is nearly perfect, nearly. There is only one negative in this Bible and I will address is right away so we can move on to what I like about the Bible. It’s missing wide margins. I will deal with that more later. Disclaimer: Thomas Nelson provided...

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