What do you believe about your English translation of the Bible? Here are 5 ideas you should NOT hold.
Paul argues that those who live in rebellion to God will see the cross as foolishness. There’s no way to spin the gospel to change that. If you re-package the gospel to make it attractive to rebels, it is no longer the gospel.
Since every translation is an interpretation of the original language, you should consult several translations of different types when studying the Bible. Bibles fall on an interpretation scale and it will improve your study if you know the difference and have one of each type.
As part of the deeper issues of why factions are developing in the Corinthian church, Paul tells us he’s grateful that he baptized few people in Corinth. His discussion gives us a window into the place of baptism.
Ray Stedman was one of the twentieth century’s foremost pastors and biblical expositors. He was my first pastor. Many of his books and his wife Elaine’s books are now free online. The first two on the list are my favorites.
1Corinthians 1-4 are one of the best examples of why it’s necessary to study an entire letter rather than sets of verses here and there. We won’t accurately understand Paul unless we understand the situation into which he was writing.
Study questions, maps, charts, key words, history, background, outlines, and links to help you study both Paul’s epistle to Titus. Bible Study: Titus (coming) Listen to the MP3s Titus Study Guide Titus NASB Study Text Titus ESV Study Text Background & Outlines Map of NT Churches Chronology of Paul Blue Letter Bible: Chronology of Acts/Epistles […]
In the greeting of 1 Corinthians, Paul introduces 3 themes of the letter: 1) Paul is an authoritative emissary for Jesus Christ; 2) God chose Paul for this role; and 3) speech and knowledge are gifts from God that we ought to view wisely. We’ll also contrast 2 ways to approach studying this letter. One perspective finds little value in some of the practical problems. The other perspective leads to wisdom that can be applied to any situation.
Study questions, maps, charts, key words, history, background, outlines, and links to help you study the epistle of Jude.
Acts 18 records Paul’s first visit to Corinth. Understanding Paul’s relationship to the Corinthian church is crucial to understanding his letters to Corinth.