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Bible Study Helps: Habakkuk

Jan 22, 2021

Here are some helps on a very relevant book for days like these:

This is a brief but important Old Testament book. While we know almost nothing about the author of this book, we do know a bit about the

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Difficult Bible Passages: Exodus 4:24

Jan 17, 2021

If God chose Moses, why did he seek to kill him?

This certainly is a difficult passage, one that appears abruptly in a narrative about Moses, and leaves many readers scratching their heads. The immediate context is the return of

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Tribulation, Suffering and the Believer

Jan 8, 2021

How should we think about suffering as things darken all around us?

As things in the West get darker each passing day, it is to be expected that Christians will cast their minds to things like biblical prophecy and how

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Good News: The System WILL Fall

Dec 31, 2020

Divine judgment on godless Babylon is good news:

It is the last day of the year (finally!), which means I have again read the last chapters of the book of Revelation. So it is back to Genesis tomorrow. Despite all

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Bible Study Helps: Galatians

Dec 27, 2020

Here are some helps to assist you as you read and study Galatians:

This letter of Paul has been called ‘the epistle of liberty’ and the like since it so strongly defends Christian freedom, and forcefully wars against those who

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Bible Study Helps: Ephesians

Dec 26, 2020

This should be of help as you read through and study Ephesians:

All up the Apostle Paul wrote 13 canonical letters, making up almost half of the New Testament. Ephesians is one of four letters of Paul that we refer

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Justice Delayed, But Still Forthcoming

Dec 23, 2020

If your heart breaks over all the injustice in life, here is good news:

Everywhere in this fallen world we see countless cases of injustice and great evil occurring. It can be on a smaller scale, or a larger scale,

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Difficult Bible Passages: Leviticus 19:33-34

Dec 23, 2020

We must use Scripture wisely and correctly when discussing refugees and immigration:

The problem with this verse is how it is misused by some folks, usually with various political agendas in mind. Along with it being manhandled for partisan political

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Bible Study Helps: Philippians

Dec 22, 2020

This should be of some help to you as you read and study the book of Philippians:

The short book of Philippians (only four chapters) is a key book in the New Testament. It is clear that Paul wrote this

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Bible Study Helps: Colossians

Dec 21, 2020

These helps to the study of Colossians should be of use:

This is another book commonly attributed to the Apostle Paul that in more recent times has been challenged as to its authorship. Those discussions are found in the critical

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Bible Study Helps: Ecclesiastes

Dec 18, 2020

Ecclesiastes can be a difficult book to comprehend. This might be of help:

This is one of those Old Testament books that many Christians struggle with, find too troubling, or ignore altogether. The gloomy, pessimistic message seems to run counter

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Bible Study Helps: Song of Songs

Dec 18, 2020

This should be of help as you read through the Song of Songs:

These are several poetic books, or wisdom literature books, in the Old Testament. Two of these brief books – Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs – may be

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Is This How It All Ends?

Dec 13, 2020

Are we now in the end times Scripture speaks about?

Just a few days ago I was asked if I thought we were living in the last days. I get asked this quite often. I replied as I usually do

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Bible Study Helps: Jeremiah

Dec 12, 2020

Here are some aids as you read and study Jeremiah:

The book of Jeremiah is a vitally important Old Testament book. He is one of the most well-known and most-read prophets, and for good reason. His persistence in proclaiming the

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Bible Study Helps: Lamentations

Dec 11, 2020

Here are some tools to help you read and study the book of Lamentations:

The book of Lamentations is usually grouped in the wisdom literature. If it were placed in the prophetic books, we would then have 17 books, instead

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Bible Study Helps: Ezekiel

Dec 10, 2020

Some useful helps as you read the book of Ezekiel:

The book of Ezekiel is a key prophetic book in the Old Testament, but it may not get as much attention as it deserves. Indeed, many Christians tend to shy

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Bible Study Helps: Daniel

Dec 10, 2020

This can be of help as you read and study the book of Daniel:

The last of the four so-called major prophets is quite a significant book, even though much shorter than the first three. While prophecy buffs and eschatology

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Bible Study Helps: James

Dec 6, 2020

Those reading through the book of James will find these resources of some real help:

Although only five-chapters long, James is an interesting and perplexing book for so many reasons. Questions abound as to almost everything about the book, including

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