HE IS RISEN

Behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from the sky and came and rolled away the stone from the door and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him, the guards shook, and became like dead men. 

Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. 

They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. They entered in, and didn’t find the Lord Jesus’ body. While they were greatly perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling clothing. Becoming terrified, they bowed their faces down to the earth.

They said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He isn’t here, but is risen. Remember what he told you when he was still in Galilee, saying that the Son of Man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and the third day rise again?”

They remembered his words, 

Therefore she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have laid him!”

Therefore Peter and the other disciple went out, and they went toward the tomb. They both ran together. The other disciple outran Peter, and came to the tomb first. Stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths lying, yet he didn’t enter in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and entered into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying, and the cloth that had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself. So then the other disciple who came first to the tomb also entered in, and he saw and believed. For as yet they didn’t know the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead. So the disciples went away again to their own homes.

But Mary was standing outside at the tomb weeping. So as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb, and she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. They asked her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”

She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I don’t know where they have laid him.” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, and didn’t know that it was Jesus.

Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?”

She, supposing him to be the gardener, said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.”

Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned and said to him, “Rabboni!” which is to say, “Teacher!”Jesus said to her, “Don’t hold me, for I haven’t yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” —Harmony Bible (WEB)


The Resurrection and Ascension of Christ… (Blue Letter Bible, Harmony of the Gospels)

The resurrection: Mat 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-11; Luke 24:1-12; Jhn 20:1-18

Disciples going to Emmaus: Mark 16:12-13; Luke 24:13-35

Appearances in Jerusalem. Doubts of Thomas: Mark 16:14-18; Luke 24:36-49; Jhn 20:19-29

Appearance at the sea of Tiberias: Jhn 21:1-23

Appearance on the mount of Galilee: Mat 28:16-20

Unrecorded works: Jhn 20:30-31; 21:24-25

The ascension: Mark 16:19-20 Luke 24:50-53


“He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.” —Mat. 28:6-7 King James Version (KJV)

“And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.” —Mark 16:6 King James Version (KJV)

“He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” —Luke 24:6-7 King James Version (KJV)


I’ll Rise AgainDallas HolmMicah 7:8Easter

There’s nobody left in that grave — He is Risen! – Easter Song – Keith Green

He Is Risen” – Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters

He’s Alive, Don Francisco


Got to Go — Thats all folks!

Blessings,

Dave the Bible student


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4/2/21

Today Dr. J. Vernon McGee takes the “Bible Bus” out starting yet another 5-Year tour of the Bible, an in-depth Bible Study.

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TODAY’S SERMON from Tony Evans: Why Men Matter, Part 2 (From the series Kingdom Men Rising) — Find A StationListen OnlineWhy Men Matter, Part 1 (yesterday, 4/1/21)

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Today in Christian History: April 2It Happened today

This Day in History


Question: “What is Good Friday / Holy Friday?

Answer:
Good Friday, also known as “Holy Friday,” is the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. It is celebrated traditionally as the day on which Jesus was crucified. If you are interested in a study of the issue, please see our article that discusses the various views on which day Jesus was crucified. Assuming that Jesus was crucified and died on a Friday, should Christians remember Jesus’ death by celebrating Good Friday?

What is important is that He did die and that He physically, bodily rose from the dead. What is equally important is the reason He died—to take the punishment that all sinners deserve. John 3:16 and 3:36 both proclaim that putting your trust in Him results in eternal life! This is equally true whether He was crucified on a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. —Got Questions

The Cross and the Empty Tomb

On the Cross

What is the meaning of the cross?

Why was Jesus crucified?

What are the last seven sayings of Christ and what do they mean?

Why did Jesus have to suffer so badly?

Why did Jesus say, “Into your hands I commit my spirit,” on the cross?

What was the significance of the temple veil being torn in two when Jesus died?

How was Jesus’ sacrifice better than the Levitical sacrifices?


The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus – Bible Story Verses …

The Crucifixion of Jesus – Facts About His Death on the Cross

Jesus on the Cross – 10 Powerful Facts About the Crucifixion

Facts About the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

44. The Crucifixion (John 19:17-37) | Bible.org


The Crucifixion (Psalm 69:1-36; Matthew 27:32-44; Mark 15:21-32; Luke 23:26-43; John 19:16-27)

The Death of Jesus (Psalm 22:1-31; Matthew 27:45-56; Mark 15:33-41; Luke 23:44-49; John 19:28-30)


John 19:17-37 NLTJohn 19 KJVJohn 19, Bible Hub — John 18:1-19:42, Biblia

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Good Friday

The Cross: “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (cf. John 3:14-21); “And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.” —Numbers 21:9

The Lamb of God: “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” —John 1:29What does it mean that Jesus is the Lamb of God?

The Blood: “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.” —Hebrews 9:22; “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” —Hebrews 9:12; “And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.” —Mark 14:24; “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” Romans 5:9; “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” —Colossians 1:14-17; “For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.” —Hebrews 10:4; “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” —Matthew 26:28; “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.” —Ephesians 1:7-12; “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.” —1 Peter 1:19-21

“It is Finished” — What did Jesus mean when He said, “It is finished”?

The Gospel: “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.” —1 Corinthians 15:3-6According to PaulWhat is the gospel?, G? —What is the Gospel?, Bible.org

Word of Faith: “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” —Romans 10:8-9


Why Is It Called Good Friday? by Abide In God

Crucified Christ by Mulyale Mutisya

THIS IS NOT THE END by Becoming His Tapestry

Five Realities That the Resurrection of Jesus Signifies by Bruce Cooper


Beautiful Instrumental Hymns for Good FridayGood Friday HymnsIt Is Finished, The Story Behind The Song


Got to Go — Thats all folks!

Blessings,

Dave the Bible student


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Sound Doctrine

To continue from yesterday, lets revisit Dr Chafer’s words…

Bible doctrines are the bones of revelation and the attentive Bible student must be impressed with the New Testament emphasis on “sound doctrine” (Mt 7:28; Jn 7:16,17; Ac 2:42; Ro 6:17; Ep 4:14; 1Ti 1:3; 4:6,16; 6:1; 2Ti 3:10,16; 4:2-3; 2Jn 9-10). Not knowing the doctrines of the Bible, the child of God will be, even when sincere, “tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive”; the many well-meaning believers who are drawn into modern cults and heresies being sufficient proof. On the other hand, the divine purpose is that the servant of Christ shall be fully equipped to “preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.” —Lewis Sperry Chafer (Author’s Introduction, Major Bible Themes)


“And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.” —Matthew 7:28, Bible Hub —Matthew 5:1-7:29, Biblia

“Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” —John 7:16, Bible Hub —John 7:14-44, Biblia

“And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” —Acts 2:42, Bible Hub —Acts 2:42-47, Biblia

“But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.” —Romans 6:17, Bible Hub —Romans 6:1-23, Biblia

“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.” —Ephesians 4:14, Bible Hub —Ephesians 4:14-16, Biblia

“As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.” —1 Timothy 1:3 , Bible Hub —1 Timothy 1:3-11, Biblia

“If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.” —1 Timothy 4:6, Bible Hub —1 Timothy 4:1-10, Biblia

“Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.” —1 Timothy 4:16, Bible Hub —1 Timothy 4:11-16, Biblia

“Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.” —1 Timothy 6:1, Bible Hub —1 Timothy 5:1-6:2, Biblia

“But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.” —2 Timothy 3:10, Bible Hub —2 Timothy 3:10-13, Biblia

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” —2 Timothy 3:16, Bible Hub —2 Timothy 3:14-17, Biblia

“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” —2 Timothy 4:2, Bible Hub —2 Timothy 4:1-5, Biblia

“Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” —2 John 9, Bible Hub —2 John 7-11, Biblia


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teaching,
διδαχῇ (didachē)
Noun – Dative Feminine Singular
Strong’s Greek 1322: Teaching, doctrine, what is taught. From didasko; instruction.

1322: doctrine, teaching from didaskó


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DTS Online Courses: HT5200 History of Doctrine – A study of the historical development of selected doctrines, with attention to the development of each theological theme from the church fathers to the present day. Graduate Course John D. Hannah


Blessings,

Dave the Bible student


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3/31/21

Beloved,

Here at the Bible Student Hub we first and foremost point to free Bible Study resources available to all on the World Wide Web, see the Bible Study Start Page. Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) has many Free Resources so we do give space to DTS. PocketBible by Laridian Bible Software is my go-to personal Study Bible. It is Free, with the barest of resources. It is pretty easy to expand and is affordable over time with promotions. I have Logos Bible Software as well and use it for class work. It to is Free, with the barest of resources.


Craig Rairdin, Laridian Bible Software just released the Lewis Sperry Chafer Collection. Lewis Sperry Chafer was the Founder of Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS)

Introducing the Lewis Sperry Chafer Collection for PocketBible — 9 volumes, regularly $49.99, intro price $19.99.

A collection of 9 volumes from Lewis Sperry Chafer, including his very significant Major Bible Themes — an exploration of the major doctrines of the Bible that would become the foundation of his later Systematic Theology. Extensively cross-referenced, Chafer attempted to allow Scripture speak for itself. He frequently reminds the reader to read the Scriptures he references rather than blindly trust him to interpret and apply those Scriptures on the reader’s behalf.


Lewis Sperry Chafer (1871-1952) was an American theologian. He founded and served as the first president of Dallas Theological Seminary, and was an influential proponent of Dispensationalism in the early 20th century.

He was born in Rock Creek, Ohio. While growing up he developed a talent for music and choir.

From 1889 to 1891, Chafer attended Oberlin College. Chafer quit his studies at Oberlin to work with YMCA evangelist, Arthur T. Reed of Ohio. He and his wife formed a traveling evangelistic music ministry, he singing or preaching and she playing the organ.

Chafer was ordained in 1900 by a Council of Congregational Ministers. In 1903 he ministered as an evangelist in Massachusetts and became associated with the ministry of Cyrus Scofield, who became his mentor.

During this early period, Chafer began writing and developing his theology. He taught Bible classes and music at the Mount Hermon School for Boys from 1906 to 1910. He aided Scofield in establishing the Philadelphia School of the Bible in 1913. From 1923 to 1925, he served as general secretary of the Central American Mission.

When Scofield died in 1921, Chafer moved to Dallas, Texas to pastor the First Congregational Church of Dallas where Scofield had ministered. Then, in 1924, Chafer and his friend William Henry Griffith Thomas realized their vision of a simple, Bible-teaching theological seminary and founded Dallas Theological Seminary (originally Evangelical Theological College). Chafer served as president of the seminary and professor of Systematic Theology from 1924 until his death in 1952.

During his life, Chafer received three honorary doctorates: Doctor of Divinity from Wheaton in 1926, Doctor of Letters from Dallas in 1942, and Doctor of Theology from the Aix-en-Province, France, Protestant Seminary in 1946.

Chafer had a tremendous influence on the evangelical movement. Among his students were Kenneth N. Taylor, Howard Hendricks, J. Dwight Pentecost, Charles Caldwell Ryrie, J. Vernon McGee, and John Walvoord (who succeeded him as president of DTS).

Chafer is widely recognized as one of the founders of modern Dispensationalism. While he opposed to covenant theology, he did not reject the idea of a covenant of redemption, covenant of works, and covenant of grace. He affirmed all three along with the Edenic, Adamic, Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic, Palestinian, Davidic, and New Covenant. He was a premillennial, pretribulational dispensationalist. His overall theology could be generally described as based on the inductive study of the entire Bible, having similarities to John Nelson Darby of the Plymouth Brethren, moderate Calvinism (rejected limited atonement), a mild form of Keswick Theology on Sanctification, and Presbyterianism, all of these tempered with a focus on spirituality based on simple Bible study and living.


I purchased this collection, witch doesn’t contain Systematic Theology, and began reading Major Bible Themes. Note: The books in this collection are in Public Domain and can be found Here for free. The PocketBible version fits in my personal Study Bible. Systematic Theology is not in Public Domain or available for PocketBible but is available for Logos Bible Software.


I wanted to share this from the Author’s Introduction…

Although the writer presumably has made a careful study of the various Subjects treated, it is not his prerogative to dictate what another shall believe; but rather to point out what the Bible teaches. Faith should always rest on a personal understanding of the Scriptures, rather than on the teaching of men.

Bible doctrines are the bones of revelation and the attentive Bible student must be impressed with the New Testament emphasis on “sound doctrine” (Mt 7:28; Jn 7:16,17; Ac 2:42; Ro 6:17; Ep 4:14; 1Ti 1:3; 4:6,16; 6:1; 2Ti 3:10,16; 4:2-3; 2Jn 9-10). Not knowing the doctrines of the Bible, the child of God will be, even when sincere, “tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive”; the many well-meaning believers who are drawn into modern cults and heresies being sufficient proof. On the other hand, the divine purpose is that the servant of Christ shall be fully equipped to “preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”

These chapters are released with the prayer that they may honor Him whose glory and grace are supreme, and that some among the children of God may be helped more accurately “to speak the things which become sound doctrine.” –Lewis Sperry Chafer


Dr. Chafer said, better than I, how I feel about Bible Doctrine and my intentions herein so I was compelled to share his words with you resulting in this post.

Blessings,

Dave the Bible student


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11/27/21

From a discussion about faith… (my commentary only)

Beloved you have made a case for Election as have many others before. The case for Free Will has likewise been laid out by many. Both are Biblical truths but not to the exclusion of each other, there is a tension but no conflict. God is sovereign for sure but we are created in His image.

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” -Romans 10:17 KJV

An answer was given to the above comment. At this point it seems we are not talking about faith as much as debating Sovereign Generation vs. Regeneration by Faith. I offered the following, in answer to the commentary given…

Romans 10:17 only declares that faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (it does not say only Sovereignly Generated) Paul is building on the grounds of Romans 10:8-11 “But what saith it? [the righteousness which is of faith] The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. In Romans 10:8-11 Paul is building on Justification by Faith. In each chapter of Romans Paul builds on that which has already been laid out.

Romans 1:16 “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.” From Romans 1:17 therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. Romans 1:18-25, “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”

Romans 3:21-28, Justification by Faith

From Romans 5, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” – “hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”

Romans 10:13, “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

According to Paul, The Gospel [Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day according to the scriptures] when received [obedience to The Faith witch we preach] manifests in Faith [gift of God] whereby we are Justified and thus receive the Holy Ghost [gift of God]

This is the New Birth, from above, by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, whereby Jesus tells Nicodemus that he will only see the kingdom of God—that is, enter into eternal life and enjoy God’s reign—if he is ‘born again’.

According to John, We enter God’s kingdom by turning to God for forgiveness and cleansing. We are transformed and renewed by God’s Spirit, which is something only God can do. He healed the Israelites in the desert when they simply turned in faith to look at the bronze snake held up by Moses. Now Jesus, the Son of man, will be similarly ‘lifted up’, and all who turn to him in faith will receive eternal life.

God is Sovereign, God is the “first cause” of all things, but willful obedience or disobedience/sin is “second causes.”

God is non the less Sovereign when we respond to His will “second causes” because it is He that Wills that we respond “first cause.”

In Gods grace, because He loved the world, He provided for Redemption, gave His Son, the Lamb of God “first cause.” Whosoever believeth in him “second causes” should not perish, but have everlasting life. –The Sovereign Will of God!

It is not His Will that any should perish but that all should come to Repentance. [turn from our wicked ways to God for forgiveness and cleansing] Will all come to Repentance? No – So is His Will carried out? yes, in that He calls all to Repentance “first cause.” We respond to Him “second causes.” we are culpable for our decisions as we are created in His image [having intellect, emotion and will] and because that which may be known of God is manifest, the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead. “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

He has provided all that is necessary for Life and Godliness “first cause.” Do all possess Life and Godliness? no, why? because obedience to the call for Repentance is required “second causes.”

The above has consumed my time and efforts for the day. So I thought it well to post that witch I have labored to wright here for consideration. Not the debate but the merits of that with is the fruit of a days labor.

It is never my intention to convince you of my interpretation, rater to stir interest, in the reader to study it out for themself.

Blessings,

Dave the Bible student


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3/22/21

This weeks BBN Good News Memory Verse

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. — Hebrews 13:8


This week with Tony Evans: Life in the Spirit


Site Updates

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Bible Study and Workflow added to homepage.


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Working on that Bible Study project, stand by.

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Working on the series that started with Can I Tell You About Jesus; Who’s Your Daddy: Stand by for the Spirit That Moves Me, Three in one, Who am I and the Deceiver.


New Hope Baptist Church

Last week Bro Jimmy gave a sermon from Romans 6. It was an excellent presentation. You can listen to it if you like. Past Sermons can be found on the Church’s web site.

Trust & ObeyBlessed Assurance

This week Pastor Randy Heady’s sermon was Not Everyone walks away. –John 6:60-71 –Outline

  1. Not everyone can handle the truth: 5000 to only 12; call to commitment; Truth received/rejected; Jesus calmed to be the way of salvation, Son of God, Bread of Life, Living Water, superior to Moses –2 Thes 2:3, 2 tim 3:5; Faith alone; apart from God they couldn’t believe –2 cor 4:4
  2. Everyone lives in glass houses –Heb 4:12
  3. Genuine faith can not walk away: To receive Christ is to receive The Word – Him; Lord & Savior –1 John 2:19; Faith; Experience; Christian; Lost —I did it my way.

Personal: Last week was very emotional, now that Mannheim is behind me I’m concentrating on personal growth, service and ministry.

There is a balance in life. I believe in Whole Being Health: Body, Soul and mind or Spirituality, Mental Stability and Physical fitness. What about Growth, responsibilities and purpose? Then there is Quiet Time, Study Time and The Work.

The park will soon open and responsibility will soon consume the majority of my time and efforts. I hope not only to be faithful to the Corps but also the Church, community, Bible study, service, ministry, prayer and meditation.

So I pray for a clean heart and sound mind; that all that I say and do brings glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; for wisdom, knowledge courage and strength; greater faith and dedication; for His will to be done in and through me. I trust whole in my God and know that He will provide all that is necessary for life and service!

Create In Me A Clean HeartUnto Thee O Lord

Got to Go — Thats all folks!

Blessings,

Dave the Bible student


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Today

Thursday May 18th 2021

I had no intention of doing a post today. Yesterday I had a good day in the Lord. I journaled the day in great detail relating every step to walking with my Lord. There were Bible verses, Bible studies, Q & A, Notes & Outlines and Commentary. I covered Morning, Afternoon, Evening and a Benediction. There was Radio, email, Blogs and The Word. Living it out and journaling were both good for me. I enjoyed study, research and editing. I sorted a lot of things out as I worked through the day, the Journal and the processes. It took all day and resulted in a good post. It would have served as a template, agenda, purpose statement. I intended to live it out without journaling today except no post. The finished post was lost as I was trying to go live but I couldn’t let it go. I stayed up trying to reconstruct it and did go live with that. I still have all that yesterday was, the experiences, lessons and the work accomplished. I am better for it, it was a good day and a turning point.

Today wile listening to Tony I new there would be a post this morning…

I give a lot of space to BBN and DTS and both are great resources but today I would like to give space to King of Kings Network and Tony Evans.

I am a long time listener and enjoy the King of Kings Network very much. It is unique in many ways. There is a mix of music, preaching, teaching, prayer, praise, testimony, news, commentary and listener interaction. The Music is mostly Southern or Country Gospel. The Preaching is mostly local pastors from the coverage aria. There are national Teachers and or syndicated programs to round it all out. David Carr and Sister Caroline are the heart and soul of the network but the behind the scenes staff are great as well. They have different styles that complement each other very well.

From the above website: About; Listen Online!; Program Schedules; Artist Links

From the Urban Alternative: About; Dr. Tony Evans; Lois Evans; Listen; Watch; Gospel; Growing in God; Training Center

This mornings broadcast started a new series, I listened via King of Kings but it is available here. Cultivating a Spirit-Filled Mind from the series Life in the Spirit.

The more we get to know someone, the more it seems like we’re “getting into their head.” In this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans explains that the more we get to know God, the more his spirit gets into our heads. It’s a special look at what it really means to cultivate a “spiritual mind.” (cf. Romans 8:1-13)

I would like to unpack this but it’s time to go, maybe later. Romans 8 is a good study; Life in the Spirit is a great topic; I’m working on a Bible Study Project and a post The Spirit that moves me, stay tuned.

In the mean time: The Presence of God RevisitedSpiritual and Material Realms Published by Bruce Cooper on Reasoned Cases for Christ

I also follow Stained by the Spirit, speaking of Life in the Spirit.

So let it be written, so let it be done – Word!

Got to Go — Thats all folks!

Blessings,

Dave the Bible student


Bible Student Hub —– Bible Study Start Page—–Resources —– Correspondence


Today

Wednesday May 17 2021

My prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the day. If I could be so bold, I’d like to give it back. Let your will be done in and through me.

This is the day the Lord has made (Psalm 118:24)- A new DayThis is the first day of the rest of my life – it’s a good day to have a good day – God is Good and always He is good!

Coffee for me and cream for the cat – SRN News

Tony Evens – The Motivation for GodlinessChick-fil-AMission StatementMy Trip to the Chick Fil A Corporate Office by Natasha Pizarro (Hebrews 10:25)

Music: a line from the song playing was something like; This is your wake up call, this world is not your home – Thy WordAmy Grant (Psalm 119:105)

The Gospel According to John, via Bible Alive from TyndaleNotes & OutlineMusings from John Published by Bruce Cooper on Reasoned Cases for ChristSt. John in Exile available at ChristianBook

Music – I Love to Tell the StoryThe beginning by Michal Card (John 1:1-2)

A walk in the park: It’s foggy and there are no boats or fishermen but the clover is blooming and the trees too. I saw a few baby ducks; a man walking his dogs; a family on the walking track; a man selling ice cream, ops, that was SaturdayWhile Strolling Through the ParkAs I went wandering

Picked up the Smart Phone…

Weather – Cloudy – Clouds block the light of the sun – What blocks the Light of the Son?

From the mailbag, err, email inbox

Word: Thomas Nelson KJV Verse of the Day from Harper Collins (Psalm 23)

Devotionals: Today with Allen Jackson from World Outreach Church (Ecclesiastes 1:1)

Fired up the old Dell: One Year BibleChronological – Inbox – WordPress Blogs – Stats – Notices: The Presence of God RevisitedSpiritual and Material Realms Published by Bruce Cooper on Reasoned Cases for Christ

Bible Study: Pastor FredJ Vernon McGeeDTS Chapel

Your Story Hour – Prayer Meeting and DevotionalConference Pulpit (Hebrews 11)

THIS DAY IN HISTORYIt Happened TodayToday in Christian HistoryThe Peoples HistoryHappy St. Patrick’s Day

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the hills, from the lake, from the skies.
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh. —Taps

So it was a good day – Every day with God is a good day!

The above is reconstructed from memory with a little help from my browser history. The original was much better, I wish it would have posted. Alas, WordPress Editor lost it’s way and my post after I hit the Publish button. I had been saving but it could only find the first draft.

Got to Go — Thats all folks!

Blessings,

Dave the Bible student


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Update

Dear Friends, Family and Followers,

Please pray for me, as I know you do. I am troubled, in spirit, of late. I am largely dis functional today. Is it the Dementia, Anxiety, Anticipation, Spirit working in me or perhaps the time change.

I do not like change, most people don’t. Some deal with it better then others. I suppose it is a mater of prospective or how it affects ones life and practice. The only thing certain is change itself. Sometimes change is welcome or necessary.

Change is in the air. The time just changed. Spring is upon us and Easter around the corner. The park will soon open and life here will certainly change.

Today marks my fifth anniversary at Mannheim, tomorrow may be my last day. Although I am available until Thursday we have not been needed to help on the lot lately. When I was called back to work, after the tornado and COVID, it was just to drive through the Tuesday sale. This was not feasible but I needed to return and was able to, more or less, at that time. I will miss this staple in my life. Perhaps this is presenting as a melancholy spirit.

This week I expect to visit a dear friend, have a pastoral visit from Randy and Pastor Ron suggested he would like to come out and take me to lunch. I am changing from Bakers Grove to New Hope, where I am attending. I miss Bakers Grove even as I am finding a new home with New Hope. Perhaps this is presenting as a melancholy spirit.

Last fall I moved from Hermitage to Gainesboro; from Seven Points to Roaring River; from J. Percy Priest Lake to Cordell Hull.

For over 10 years the US Army Corps of Engineers has been a staple in my life and perhaps the most stable part of it. After resigning from Amazon IT, do to cognitive decline/impairment I went to work at Mannheim. Perhaps to prove I could still be useful in a work environment. I wasn’t nonfunctional only dysfunctional after all.

Three things has God given me to cope in these last years: Church/ministry/service, A home and work to do with the Corps and Mannheim to fund the necessities of life. It should be said that I’ve gotten by with a little help from my friends, Church family and the government.

Mannheim was consuming my time and energy for a wile. Lately I’ve been turning toward the work here in the park. Rainy days and Spirit have resulted in a flood of posts here. I find that I learning to juggle Church, The park and this website. Perhaps it’s: work, service and ministry. Ops, I forgot me and no wonder I have neglected my needs.

There is a balance in life. I believe in Whole Being Health: Body, Soul and mind or Spirituality, Mental Stability and Physical fitness. What about Growth, responsibilities and purpose? Then there is Quiet Time, Study Time and The Work.

Although responsibility will soon consume the majority of my time and efforts I hope not only to be faithful to the Corps but also the Church, Community, Bible study, service, ministry, prayer and meditation.

There is more to be said about all of the above but I need to close. I will leave you with a list of things preying on my mind: Purpose -calling -gifts -talent -work -service -balance of life -responsibilities -study -ministry -mornings -quiet-time -priorities -time management.

So I pray for a clean heart and sound mind; that all that I say and do brings glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; for wisdom, knowledge courage and strength; Greater faith and dedication; for His will to be done in and through me. I trust whole in my God and know that He will provide all that is necessary for life and service!

Blessings,

Dave the Bible Student

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