Bible Commentary

These pages will be used for shorter Bible studies.    They will usually be arranged in nested series.  Within each series, the format will be similar.

Journey into Joy Series –Spring 2011

Churches so often spend weeks preparing for Easter by placing great emphasis upon the Lenten season. But after Easter is over, the programming goes quickly on to other unrelated things. There’s not usually a correspondingly strong emphasis on the traditional Easter season which lasts from Easter Sunday to Pentecost. Andrew Walker in his book, Journey...

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Jesus Intercedes for Us

This series of pages was generated from a series of studies on John 17, Jesus high priestly prayer.   Our Wednesday evening intercessors' group studied this series together from May to September of 2012.  Besides my own study, resources for the series included: The key resource was Our Lord Prays for His Own by Marcus Rainsford, Kregel Classics,...

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Insights from the Books of the Law

Learning from the OT is a little different. We often do not study the books of the Old Testament in an organized verse-by-verse way as we study New Testament books.   OT books are much longer for one thing and not so easily managed in time-limited series.  For another reason, they are narrative history books...

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Difficult Passages Series — Spring 2010

This is a series that I study together with our Wednesday evening Intercessors group.  It delves into difficult passages that the group suggests which present problems for interpretation.  Most of the texts were suggested by the group.  Occasionally, I will choose a passage which illustrates an issue raised in a question from the group.  This section contains studies from...

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Difficult Passages Series – Winter 2010

This is a series that I study together with our Wednesday evening Intercessors group.  It delves into difficult passages that the group suggests which present problems for interpretation.  Most of the texts were suggested by the group.  Occasionally, I will choose a passage which illustrates an issue raised in a question from the group.

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