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[14 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 583 views]

This plan was suggested by the late B. E. Echols
Monday –   OT History: 7 Chapters in Gen-Nehemiah
Tuesday   – NT Gospels: 4 Chapters in Matt.-Luke
Wednesday – OT Poetry : 4 Chapters in Esther- Song Of Solomon
Thursday : 4 Chapters in John, Acts and Revelation
Friday – OT Prophecy: 4 Chapters …

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[5 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 7,247 views]
Biblical Hermeneutics

By Ron Wofford
I. Introduction
A. This course is designed to give the student a brief, yet basic and intelligent method of interpreting the Bible.
B. The scientific term for this discipline is hermeneutics.
1. It is sometimes listed as Hermeneutica Sacra.
2. This is done to distinguish it from the interpretation of secular materials.
C. The Greek words hermeneuo or hermeneia are found in the New Testament 19 …

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[2 Dec 2008 | 4 Comments | 3,535 views]
Bible Reading Plan for Ministry

By John Carroll, pastor of Calvary Apostolic Church in Salina, KS.
The following is a plan of Bible reading and study that I have developed for my own personal use.
I hope it is a blessing to you, should you choose to implement it in your own life.
I begin my study each day by reading a chapter of Proverbs. If you start at the beginning of the month and read a chapter each day, you will read through the book every month. On the few months that have 30 days, and in …

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[1 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 624 views]

Thoughts by Pastor Jay Jones
Determining your text
Finding your scripture text can be accomplished a variety of ways. The preacher can   choose a text, use a text that is assigned to him, or work through a prebuilt list of texts from his previous study. It is valuable to write down insights and scripture references as you read through your daily devotions. This allows you both a mental and written archive of strong sermon thoughts.
Interpret the Text
Biblical exegesis (critical explanation or interpretation of a text or portion of a text) involves …

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[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 508 views]

A national study to be published next month in “Demography” magazine says those who worship regularly at a church or synagogue live 10 percent longer than those who don’t attend services.
The report, called “Religious Involvement and U.S. Adult Mortality,” says life expectancy for weekly churchgoers is 82, and 83 for those who attend more than once a week. Nonchurchgoers, the study said, live an average of 75 years. Sociologist Robert Hummer of the University of Texas told “USA Today” that he thinks the study shows “that behavior is influenced by …