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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 […]

“Jesus the Galilean”

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Galilee in the Bible Jesus was born in Bethlehem and spent part of his youngest years in Egypt, possibly Alexandria. But his step-father Joseph and likely his mother Mary were from Nazareth, in the region of Galilee. This put them several days’ journey north from Jerusalem, which was not only the location of the Temple […]

Geography can help us understand the Bible better

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Although we may not really think about it too much, and though it may affect us less today than it did when transportation was much more difficult, geography plays a large part in our lives. It may affect what we eat, what we live in, what kind of jobs are available, what we think about […]

What you need to know to choose between Bible translations

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There are many different translations of the Bible available, and it can be overwhelming trying to choose between them. This post will discuss the four main types of Bible translation: word for word (literal), thought for thought (dynamic equivalence), a blend of word for word and thought for thought, and paraphrase. Word for word This […]

Read and Learn about the Bible in a supportive, friendly online group

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  It is not too hard these days to find a snippet from the Bible floating around on Social Media. Often the words, carefully arranged and made attractive, can help to inspire, comfort or challenge us. And this is good; but the Bible, also needs to be understood as a whole and taking small pieces […]

I Believe the Bible is the Word of God

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The Bible is God’s inspired Word given by the power of His Holy Spirit as we read in the 2 Peter 1:19-21 – We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day […]

What Does the Bible Say About… Peace

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Peace is not just a quiet feeling we have within ourselves in a calm setting. It is a way of life. Peace is about trusting our lives to God. It is about accepting who and where we are and working with that. It is about accepting others and esteeming them as better than ourselves. Peace […]

What Does the Bible Say About… Knowledge

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The knowledge to be sought after in the Bible is not what you would learn at school in the usual subjects. The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God (I Corinthians 3:19).The knowledge spoken of in the Bible is the knowledge of God and His ways. It is what gives us the ability to […]

What Does the Bible Say About… Faith

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Throughout the Bible there are many examples where God shows Himself to be faithful. Although sometimes it was not possible for the individuals to see God’s plan working, we can look back through those thousands of years that have gone by and see His steadfastness. Every day we are witness to the faithfulness of our […]

What Does the Bible Say About… Jesus

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In the beginning God specially created man to be in His image and after His likeness. God’s plan was to fill the earth with His glory (Numbers 14:21). However, man was also given freewill – the ability to decide for Himself. And man, when given the option of obeying God or obeying his own lusts, […]