Archive for the ‘new testament’ Category


January 27, 2014 Leave a comment

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!

November 30, 2013 Leave a comment

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

April 2, 2013 Leave a comment

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

Categories: david, new testament, psalm

Obedience and Prosperity

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

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?

April 23, 2010 Leave a comment

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

April 21, 2010 Leave a comment

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

Who do you pray for?


April 20, 2010 Leave a comment

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


April 18, 2010 Leave a comment

In Ephesians 1:1-2, Paul includes his typical greetings.

However, it is noted that not all early manuscripts included the words “in Ephesus,” so it’s likely that this letter was intended for an audience over a wide geographical range that happened to be centered around Ephesus.

Outline of Ephesians 1

April 17, 2010 Leave a comment
  1. Greetings
  2. Spiritual Blessings
  3. Paul’s Prayers

Life Verses

April 16, 2010 Leave a comment

I’m excited to be studying Ephesians in depth for the next few weeks.

My life verses are Ephesians 2:8-10.

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