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Month: October 2017

How Baptists Should Think About the Reformation

How Baptists Should Think About the Reformation

As has been mentioned several times already this morning, I’ll point out once more that this Sunday churches around the world are celebrating the 500th year of the Protestant Reformation. It doesn’t seem to be as big of an event here in Whitewater, but back in Watertown where there are a number of Lutheran churches, […]

Job 2 Commentary

Job 2 Commentary

We continue our study in the Book of Job in the second chapter. Job, chapter 2. (Our Job 2 Commentary) Last time in chapter 1 we saw Job’s righteous character. We also saw the multiple blessings that God had bestowed upon him. He was righteous and rich. Wealthy and wise in the Bible sense of […]

Why did Job Sacrifice for His Children?

Why did Job Sacrifice for His Children

Is it OK that Job sacrificed on behalf of his children? Job 1:4 and 5 tell us that Job sacrificed for his children, just in case they sinned against God: KJV Job 1:4 [And/Now] his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink […]

Job 1 Commentary

Job 1 Commentary

Turn in your Bible to the book of Job. We’ll be studying just the first chapter of Job today. Now, the message that the book of Job teaches us is When We Can’t Understand God’s Ways, We Must Trust His Wisdom.” And Job starts off this book in the first chapter pretty well understanding God’s […]

Job Bible Study

Job Bible Study

Open your Bibles to the Book of Job. The 18th book of the Bible. We’re going to be embarking on the study of this ancient wisdom book in the Old Testament. And it’s always dangerous to make predictions about the length of these studies, but I would guess that we’re going to be studying this […]

How Paul Prayed for Philemon

How Paul Prayed for Philemon

After revealing the author and recipients of this letter and then giving his typical greeting, Paul in Philemon 1:4 begins his main message to Philemon. And interestingly enough – he begins by revealing how he prays for this man. I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, Paul Thanks God for Philemon […]

Psalm 41 Commentary

Psalm 41 Commentary

Psalm 41 is a lament psalm. In it, we’ll see David pronounce a blessing on those who consider the poor. Then he gives a lament that even though he does consider the poor, he himself is being mistreated and afflicted. Then he asks God to raise him up. He expresses confidence in God’s hearing him, and then ends this psalm with a praise.

Grace to You and Peace in Philemon

Grace to You and Peace in Philemon

After revealing the authors of Philemon as well as the recipients, Paul goes on to utter his oft-repeated greeting in Philemon 1:3. Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. This is a familiar greeting from the apostle Paul. In fact, in each of the thirteen New Testament letters […]

To Whom is Philemon Written?

To Whom is Philemon Written

So, we’ve established that Paul and Timothy are the authors of the New Testament letter of Philemon. But now, to whom are they writing? Philemon 1:1 continues and tells us the recipient of this letter and what Paul and Timothy consider him to be to them. Recipient: Philemon unto Philemonour dearly beloved,and fellowlabourer, So, Paul and […]

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