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Wow. The word temptation only appears in the text of the New King James Version 12 times, all in the New Testament.

Categories: new testament, temptation

Happy New Year!

Tomorrow marks the first day of Advent and the first day of the church calendar year.

Coincidentally, I also finished year 6 of the Nine Year Bible plan tonight, so I’ll be starting year 7 of 9 tomorrow with a study of the book of James.

It looks like I’ve done a chapter-by-chapter analysis and reading of the vast majority of the New Testament. The last three years of this sequence appear to have more topical and character studies, particularly more 1-week topics.

I’m excited that I’m coming up on the last third of this 9-year experience. So many things have changed since December 2007!

Categories: advent, bible, new testament

Psalm 2 NT Reference

According to Acts 4:25, King David wrote Psalm 2.

Categories: david, new testament, psalm

Obedience and Prosperity

The Bible correlates obedience to God with prosperity many times, in the Old Testament, including: Deuteronomy 5, Deuteronomy 30, 1 Kings 2, 1 Kings 3, 1 Kings 11, 2 Chronicles 31, Jeremiah 7, Zechariah 3.

However, the term obedience is not correlated to prosperity in the New Testament.

Why the change?

So What?

It’s hard to get too excited about solid theology (like in Ephesians 1) when Christians behaveĀ  so poorly that nonbelievers aren’t interested in all Jesus has to offer.

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Power Prayer

In verses 15-21, Paul writes a powerful prayer for his readers.

Who do you pray for?


In verses 11-14, Paul discusses the complex interaction between human belief and God’s will.

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