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.

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