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Historical information and ideas for making Bible reading more effective.

The Bible: A Book You Can Trust

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The Bible claims to be God’s Word. When we consider the Old and New Testament manuscripts used to form the Bible, consisting of 66 books, there has been a great deal of rigour involved in copying of the texts and of scholarly work to record, document and provide their accuracy. The Bible is extremely close […]

Bible Study: A Quest for Hidden Treasure (Part 2)

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Bible study really is like digging for treasure. Sometimes it is harder to find than other times, but there is almost always something that will feel like a sparkly, colourful jewel. Bible study is basically using the critical thinking skills of observation and evaluation to form a conclusion. Having a method to follow, helps to […]

He shall save his people from their sins

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Although 2020, has been a memorable year for the unexpected uniqueness that has occurred. The aim of this blog post is to give hope not only for this festive period or the year ahead but a much bigger hope that was made possible following the miraculous birth of Jesus. At this time of the year, […]

Evidence that the Bible is Inspired: The Birth of Jesus

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The Bible claims that God is the ultimate author. Although there were forty independent writers who wrote over a 1,600 year time span, God “inspired” the people He chose to write His word. This means there is one consistent message, not forty separate messages. This video considers three examples from within the Bible to show […]

An imperishable seed

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“Since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God…” 1 Peter 1:23 This is a powerful quote that appears here in the book of 1 Peter but what message is the author Peter trying to convey here that those he is speaking to […]

Bible Study: A quest for hidden treasure (Part 1)

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It has probably never been easier to study our Bibles. We are living in a time when the Bible is accessible in so many ways: we can read or listen to it in any number of different translations, we can get a list of verses instantly by doing a word or phrase search, we can easily […]

Inspiration

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Inspiration, in short, is the motivation of a person’s heart and desires and is usually the catalyst for or the fuel behind the accomplishment of a goal, task, or other endeavor. In the case of the Bible, though written by human authors over multiple generations, the inspiration came from God. God had a goal, and […]

Philippians 4:8

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Thinking on these things is true Positive Thinking! Come on over and study these words with us on Instagram @nschristadelphians.

Names of God

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When reading the Bible, you will often come across the word LORD in capital letters. The Jews did not like to pronounce the actual Name of God and so whenever the Name of God appeared in the Hebrew text they would read the Hebrew equivalent for the word Lord or God. This was carried over […]

Plans for Bible Reading

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Looking for a plan to read through the Bible this year? Here are two to consider: The 20 Day Challenge is more of an introduction to the Bible. It does not attempt to read every chapter of the Bible, but instead focuses on providing an overview of the Bible message. It is divided into six […]