Bible Basics

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Historical information and ideas for making Bible reading more effective.

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 […]

The Bible Toolbox – Part 6

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If you have been following these posts, you will see that there are many tools, tips and techniques one can use to make reading the Bible more understandable and enjoyable. Today, we will briefly discuss the use of letting the Bible intertrepet itself. Let the Bible interpret itself It is often said that the Bible […]

The Bible Toolbox – Part 5

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If you have been following these posts, you will see that there are many tools, tips and techniques one can use to make reading the Bible more understandable and enjoyable. Today, we will briefly discuss the use of cross-references. In the previous post, toolbox part 4, we made connections between the Old Testament and New […]

The Bible Toolbox – Part 4

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Today as we look into our Bible toolbox for tools and techniques to help us understand the Bible and gain enjoyment from reading the Word of God, we will we will consider the Bible as the inspired Word of God with some examples. The word “inspiration” literally means, “God breathed”.  The Bible is “inspired” because […]

The Bible Toolbox – Part 3

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This is the third part of the series on the Bible Toolbox. Today we will consider one tool that contains many components: Have a plan. In order to understand such a large book that covers so many topics, it is important to have a plan: a systematic approach to reading the Bible. This means that […]

The Bible Toolbox – Part 2

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As stated in The Bible Toolbox, part 1, we believe that people possess the capabilities to comprehend and understand the message of the Bible through a careful and prayerful reading of God’s Word. In this part of the “toolbox”, we will briefly consider: the Bible as the Source of Truth and the Bible provides Direction […]

The Bible Toolbox – Part 1

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We believe that people possess the capabilities to comprehend and understand the message of the Bible through a careful and prayerful reading of God’s Word. Today, there are many tools and techniques available to assist you in making your Bible reading understandable, enjoyable and profitable. Like a tradesperson’s toolbox, this article and subsequent articles, will […]