Read More – Is Peter an “Ignorant Fisherman?”

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Have you ever thought of Peter as an “ignorant fisherman?” If so, J. Vernon McGee would ask you to take a second look. “As we see in his first epistle, he deals with more doctrine in a brief letter [of 2 Peter] than any other New Testament writer. He takes up controversial matters and handles them in a masterful way.” 2 Peter is the apostle’s “swan song,” and his message is that you won’t be able to live for God unless you have a knowledge of the Word of God.

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Read More – How Can We Rest in His Presence?

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1 John 3:19 This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

College Press NIV Commentary: Our love helps us to know whether we belong to the truth. John tells us that when we know that our hearts condemn us, our love is insufficient. Since God is greater than our hearts, then he can know who we are and what we are. Let us not try to deceive God by having only a “love with words or tongue.” God knows our hearts. We can set our hearts at rest in his presence if we are obedient to his command. We know that we “belong to the truth” when our consciences are at ease in his presence.

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5 Reasons to Love the BECNT

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The Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) series provides commentaries that blend scholarly depth with readability, exegetical detail with sensitivity to the whole, and attention to critical problems with theological relevance.

All BECNT volumes feature each author’s detailed interaction with the Greek text. Each commentary admirably achieves the dual aims of the series—academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility—making it a useful tool for professors, students, and pastors. The user-friendly design includes shaded chapter introductions summarizing the key themes of each thought unit.

5 Reasons to Love the BECNT (Click each image to zoom in.)

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Read More – Theological Journal Library

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First of all, what are theological journals?

Theological journals are periodicals that update you on biblical archaeology, theological debates, and any of the latest news in the world of Bible and theology.

In the Theological Journal Library, we’ve collected the most trusted journals into a bundle of 880 individual journals. With this amount of information, it can be difficult to find what you are looking for, but with these volumes in WORDsearch, it’s a snap.

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Read More – Men of Purpose in LESSONmaker

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Men of Purpose is an 8-volume systematic Bible study of godly men in the Bible who lived their lives with a driven sense of purpose. Delivering 100 Bible lessons, this series provides enough material for 2 years of weekly Bible study.

Using Men of Purpose in LESSONmaker in WORDsearch 11 allows you to make customized lessons in a flash. LESSONmaker simply makes any lesson even more powerful because of the access to additional discussion questions and material found in your digital library.

LESSONmaker is a tool for creating small group lessons and Sunday school lessons rapidly. Simply type in what Bible passage or topic you want to make a lesson from, and select the lesson materials you have in your library. If you are really pressed for time, you can hit the panic button, and a lesson will be instantly created for you.

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Read More – Expository Preaching Through the Old Testament

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“God’s work and witness go on, the only question is whether or not we will be in on it…When God called me to preach and when He calls you to teach Sunday School or to form a witnessing club for neighborhood children or to be a nursing home visitor, or to go to the mission field, etc., that is a special call with your name on it. The only question is, have you found it and are you doing it?”

Expository Preaching Through the Old Testament is a 21-volume sermon collection by Rev. Bob Marcaurelle. For 54 years, Marcaurelle has pastored the Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Anderson, South Carolina.

In these volumes, Marcaurelle takes you through the Old Testament, preaching on most every major story and character. He provides an endless supply of fresh material for preaching and teaching. Reading his sermons will make you want to sit and listen to him preach, they are that good. Excellent teaching flows from every paragraph.

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