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Religion/Belief

Romans 1:16 – 3:31

When studying the plan of salvation, you really need to start with the condition of man. In order to hear the good news, you  must first know the bad news. In the next section of Romans, Paul lays out the state that all of mankind is in. Man’s sinful state has separated him from God […]

Bible Proofs Part 1 – Medical Science

Recently I taught a class on one of the most convincing ways to prove that the Bible is from God. Basically, we look at several areas of study, such as medicine, astronomy, or geology and we compare contemporary secular and religious writings. We look at the common errors that are in each of these types […]

The Gospel in Two Cities – Same Name, Different Reactions

Antioch, Two Cities – Two Reactions to the Gospel During Paul’s missionary journeys, the people in two cities with the same name, Antioch, had very different reactions to the Gospel. Antioch of Pisidia, the smaller city, was located northeast of Ephesus in what is now modern day Turkey. In the first century, it was part […]

Mental Anguish of Jesus – More Meditations on the Lord’s Supper

A few years ago I was studying the crucifixion. I went through, in detail, and tried to reconstruct the full timeline so I could more fully appreciate all that Jesus suffered for my sin. At the same time, I was working on the coin lessons for PTP, and was digging into Herod the Great’s family […]

What Happened to the 12 Apostles of Jesus – How Did Jesus’ Disciples Die?

Here’s a prezi that I added based on the information below. The 12 apostles were the closest followers of Jesus. He hand picked them from His many disciples. While they often seem confused as to the teachings of Jesus throughout His ministry, after His death, resurrection, and ascension they most of them (with the exception […]

God Is In the Details

The famous architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was fond of the saying “God is in the details.” His point was that the more diligent we are when we make something, the closer it resembles an object of divine character. The closer it is to something God would have made. The phrase has been turned […]

Harmony of the Life of Paul

In my Sunday morning college class we have been covering the life of Paul. Paul has now arrived in Rome, and the study is winding down. While doing my research for the class I came across a lecture by a Yale professor who claims that he used to be a believer but that inaccuracies in […]

Revelation Part 1 – Introduction

Revelation: Part 1 Overview: Theme of Revelation is “Victory!” Rev. 17:14 God is in ultimate control of history and events and fully capable of bringing men and events to His desired ends. Therefore, “be thou faithful unto death.” Rev. 2:10 This doesn’t just mean be faithful until you die. It means be faithful even when […]

Revelation Part 4 – Chapters 4-7

No powerpoint posted this week. I had to use pictures for class which I do not have copyright to post here. Notes below. A Play in Two Acts Chapters 1-3 (Introduction) Chapters 4-11 (Act 1) Chapter 4: Setting the Stage Throne – Throne of God 24 Additional Thrones 12 Patriarchs 12 Apostles 4 Beasts, full […]

Revelation Part 5 – Chapters 8-11

Chapter 8 Opens the seventh seal and there is silence for half an hour. This recalls to us a moment of silence out of respect or honor. Anticipation To the first-century reader it would have recalled Habakkuk (2:20) who had also asked the question in Hab. 1:2 “O Lord, how long…” Prayers are brought before […]