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Ephesians 5 ~ Part 7 (vs. 26-28)

Husbands and Wives, Eph 5:22-33. (Part 2) Ephesians 5:26-28 “26so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. 28 So husbands ought also to love their own wives  Full Article…

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Ephesians 5 ~ Part 6 (vs. 22-25)

The Believer’s Walk in the World; God’s Standards for Authority & Submission in the Church, Eph 5:18-6:9. 2.) As to One’s Home, Eph 5:22-6:4.       a) Husbands and Wives, Eph 5:22-33. (Part 1) Outline Ephesians, Chapter 4 – 5 Thus Far: A) The Believer’s Walk in Unity; God’s Plan for Faithful Living in the Church to  Full Article…

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Ephesians 5 ~ Part 5 (vs. 19-21)

D) The Believer’s Walk in the World; God’s Standards for Authority and Submission in the Church, Eph 5:18-6:9. (continued) Ephesians 5:18-21 – As to One’s Self and the Church, Be Filled with God’s Spirit, (continued) Doctrines & Principles in Ephesians 5:19-21 Study: Doctrine of Singing Praise to God, vs. 19. Principles of Praise Thanksgiving, vs. 20. Doctrine of  Full Article…

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Ephesians 5 ~ Part 4 (vs. 18)

Now we begin a new section in the book of Ephesians: God’s Design for Relationships D.) The Believer’s Walk in the World: God’s Standards for Authority and Submission in the Church, Eph 5:18-6:9. As to One’s Self and the Church, Be Filled with God’s Spirit, Eph 5:18-21.   As to One’s Home, Eph 5:22-6:4. a) Husbands and Wives, Eph  Full Article…

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Ephesians 5 ~ Part 3 (vs. 15-17)

Section 3, vs. 15-17 – Wisdom. Having noted the first two sections of this chapter that tell us how to be imitators of God: The Pattern for Our Walk, Walking in Love as God’s Dear Child, Eph 5:1-7. The Proof and Reason for Our Walk, Walking in Light, Eph 5:8-14. We now understand the third way in which we become  Full Article…

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Ephesians 5 ~ Part 2 (vs. 8-14)

We now begin our second section of Chapter 5 – “The Proof and Reason for Our Walk, Walking in Light,” Eph 5:8-14. Major Doctrines and Topics in Part 2 Doctrine of Darkness, vs. 8. Doctrine of Light, vs. 8. Principles on the Goodness of God, vs. 9. Doctrine of Divine Good Production, vs. 9. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  Full Article…

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Ephesians 5 ~ Part 1 – Vs. 1-7

The Suitable Behavior of Believers, Eph 4:17-6:9. Continuing the discourse on the “believer’s walk” that is to be “worthy of the calling by which he has been called,” we now turn to Ephesians Chapter 5. Here we are going to see the Pattern, Proof, and Power of our walk, that is what our daily lifestyle should be,  Full Article…

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John 14:27-31 ~ Upper Room Discourse, Part 23

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Upper Room Discourse, Pt 23 John 14:27-31, Peace, Sharing the Happiness of God – Problem Solving Device 11.  (This is achieved by doing the will of God even in the midst of opposition from Satan’s cosmic system.) Outline of John 14 (Upper Room Discourse) Vs. 1-3,  Full Article…

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John 14:1-14 ~ Upper Room Discourse Part 13-17

The Upper Room Discourse, Pt 13 – 23 Chapter 14 Outline: Vs. 1-3, The Promise of Eternal Security. Pt. 13 Vs. 4-6, The Way, Truth and Life. Pt. 14 Vs. 7-11, Faith Application. Pt. 15 Vs. 8-14, The Fellowship of the Father and the Son. Vs. 12, The Church Age Believer will Accomplish Greater Things. Pt. 16 Vs. 13-14, Prayer  Full Article…

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John 13 – Part 3 – Upper Room Discourse (vs. 21-38)

John 13 – Upper Room Discourse, Pt 11 Outline for this Study: Vs. 21-30, Concerning His Betrayal – Grace in Action. 28-29, A Contrast Between Grace and Evil. Chapter 13 Outline thus far: Vs 1, The Love of Jesus Christ. Vs 2, 18, 21-30, Demon Influence and Possession. Vs 3, Personal Sense of Destiny – Plan of God – Dominion,  Full Article…

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John 13 – Upper Room Discourse, Part 2 (vs 16-20)

John 13 Upper Room Discourse Pt. 9 Vs. 16-20, Five Principles from Foot Washing. Chapter 13 Outline thus far: Vs 1, The Love of Jesus Christ. Vs 2, 18, 21-30, Demon Influence and Possession. Vs 3, Personal Sense of Destiny – Plan of God – Dominion, Advent, Seated at the Right Hand of the Father. Vs. 4,  Full Article…

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Ephesians ~ Chapter 4 (Verses 1-32)

The Believer’s Walk Ephesians ~ Chapter 4 The Believer’s Walk Based on His High Calling Now that we have noted the first three chapters of Ephesians that were the theological portion of this book, beginning in chapter four, and taking us through the rest of this book, we will be noting the application side of  Full Article…

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Ephesians – Chapter 2, Part 6 (Verses 18 – 22)

Theological Ephesians – Chapter 2, Part 6 God’s Way of Salvation Ephesians 2 ~ Vs. 18 – 22   Chapter 2 – Outline: Positional Relocation. The New Position in the Heavenlies, the new life in Christ. God has spiritually regenerated sinners, transforming them from death to life, vs. 1-10. The New Position in the Household, unity in Christ.  Full Article…

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Ephesians – Chapter 2, Part 5 (Verses 14 – 17)

Theological Ephesians – Chapter 2, Part 5 God’s Way of Salvation Ephesians 2 ~ Vs. 14 – 17   Chapter 2 – Outline: Positional Relocation. The New Position in the Heavenlies, the new life in Christ. God has spiritually regenerated sinners, transforming them from death to life, vs. 1-10. The New Position in the Household, unity in Christ.  Full Article…

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Ephesians – Chapter 2, Part 4 (Verses 10 – 13)

Theological Ephesians – Chapter 2, Part 4 God’s Way of Salvation Ephesians 2 ~ Vs. 10 – 13   Chapter 2 – Outline: Positional Relocation. The New Position in the Heavenlies, the new life in Christ. God has spiritually regenerated sinners, transforming them from death to life, vs. 1-10. The New Position in the Household, unity in Christ.  Full Article…

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Ephesians – Chapter 2, Part 3 (Verses 8 – 9)

Theological Ephesians – Chapter 2, Part 3 God’s Way of Salvation Ephesians 2 ~ Vs. 8 – 9   Chapter 2 – Outline: Positional Relocation. The New Position in the Heavenlies, the new life in Christ. God has spiritually regenerated sinners, transforming them from death to life, vs. 1-10. The New Position in the Household, unity in Christ.  Full Article…

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Ephesians – Chapter 2, Part 2 (Verses 5 – 7)

Theological Ephesians – Chapter 2, Part 2 God’s Way of Salvation Ephesians 2 ~ Vs. 5 – 7   Chapter 2 – Outline: Positional Relocation. The New Position in the Heavenlies, the new life in Christ. God has spiritually regenerated sinners, transforming them from death to life, vs. 1-10. The New Position in the Household, unity in Christ.  Full Article…

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Ephesians, Chapter 1, Part 3 (Verses 9-10)

Ephesians – Chapter 1, Part 3 God’s Plan for Salvation, Eph 1:1-23 Ephesians 1:9-10 Vs. 9 Eph 1:9, “He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him.” “He made known” is the Aorist, Active Participle in the Nominative Singular, of GNORIZO, γνωρίζω that means,  Full Article…

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Ephesians – Chapter 1, Part 2 (Verses 5-8)

Ephesians – Chapter 1, Part 2 God’s Plan for Salvation Ephesians Vs. 5-8 Vs. 5 Eph 1:5, “He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will.” This verse describes why God has chosen believers: that through His Mediator, Jesus Christ, we may stand before Him  Full Article…

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Ephesians – Chapter 1, Part 1 (Verses 1-4)

Ephesians – Chapter 1, Part 1 God’s Plan for Salvation Outline & Ephesians Vs. 1-4 Outline of Chapter 1 I.    Salutation or Greeting, Eph 1:1-2. II.  The Doctrinal/Theological Portion of the Epistle, the Wealth and Calling of the Church; God’s Purpose for the Church, Eph 1:3-3:21. A.  Praise for Redemption, Eph 1:4-14. The seven elements  Full Article…

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The Book of Proverbs ~ Chapter 20

The Book of Proverbs Chapter 20 Chapter 20 continues with many principles of life application for those in business, rulers and the everyday person. Many scholars actually begin Chapter 20 with vs. 2, as they include vs. 1, with the final two verses of Chapter 19, (vs. 28-29), because they all speak to the “mocker  Full Article…

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The Book of Proverbs ~ Chapter 19

The Book of Proverbs Chapter 19 Principles of the Rich and Poor Man. We now turn to Proverbs Chapter 19, which speaks to the moral ambiguities of wealth. As we noted at the end of chapter 18 where this subject was introduced in vs. 23-24, there are great responsibilities that come with wealth and prosperity  Full Article…

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The Book of Proverbs ~ Chapter 18

The Book of Proverbs Chapter 18 The main theme for Chapter 18 is found in the first verse with the word, “separates.” It is the Hebrew verb PARADH, ‏פָּרַד‎ that means, “to divide, or to be separated.” It means, to split into two or more parts or pieces, being separate from, not a part of,  Full Article…

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Proverbs ~ Chapter 17

The Book of Proverbs Chapter 17 We now begin our study of Proverbs Chapter 17. As we begin, I want to remind you of the significance of numerology, especially related to the Scriptures. Please keep in mind that chapter and verse numbering are not divinely inspired, and came well after the original writings. But I  Full Article…

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Proverbs Chapter 16

The Book of Proverbs Chapter 16 Chapter 16 can be broken down into 4 main sections; 1-11, The Sovereignty of God Explained. 12-15, A Ruler’s Authority as an Example of God’s Authority. 16-25, The Sovereignty of the Word of God in our Lives. 26-31, God’s Admonition of the Fool, vs. 26-31, and Endorsement of the Wise,  Full Article…

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The Gospel of John ~ Chapter 17, Part 10 ~ Summary & Translation Vs. 1 – 26

The Gospel of John ~ Chapter 17, Part 10 Summary and Conclusion of John 17 Complete Translation of Verses 1 – 26 The Great High Priestly Prayer, Summary ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ John 17 records our Lord’s “Great High Priestly Prayer” where He makes intercession for His disciples and believers throughout the Church Age to be protected, sanctified, and unified  Full Article…

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The Gospel of John ~ Chapter 16, Part 5 ~ Verses 23 – 28

The Gospel of John 16, Part 5 Verses 23 – 28 The Upper Room Discourse / The Gethsemane Discourse, Part 37 Chapter 16 Outline: Vs. 1-6, The Importance of Preparedness. Persecution Foretold. Pt. 33 Vs. 7-15, Further Instructions Regarding the Holy Spirit. The Promise of the Holy Spirit, and His Office. Pt. 34 Vs. 16-18, Christ’s Death, Resurrection and Ascension  Full Article…

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The Gospel of John ~ Chapter 16, Part 4 ~ Verses 16 – 22

The Gospel of John 16, Part 4 Verse 16-22 The Upper Room Discourse / The Gethsemane Discourse, Part 35 & 36 Chapter 16 Outline: Vs. 1-6, The Importance of Preparedness. Persecution Foretold. Pt. 33 Vs. 7-15, Further Instructions Regarding the Holy Spirit. The Promise of the Holy Spirit, and His Office. Pt. 34 Vs. 16-18, Christ’s Death, Resurrection and  Full Article…

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The Gospel of John ~ Chapter 16, Part 3 ~ Verses 7-15

John 16, Part 3 (Verse 7-15) The Upper Room Discourse / Gethsemane Discourse, Part 34 Chapter 16 Outline: Vs. 1-6, The Importance of Preparedness. Persecution Foretold. Pt. 33 Vs. 7-15, Further Instructions Regarding the Holy Spirit. The Promise of the Holy Spirit, and His Office. Pt. 34 Vs. 16-18, Christ’s Death, Resurrection, and Ascension Reemphasized. Pt. 35 Vs.  Full Article…

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The Gospel of John 16, Part 2 ~ Verse 6

The Upper Room Discourse / Gethsemane Discourse, Part 33 (b) Chapter 16 Outline: Vs. 1-6, The Importance of Preparedness, Persecution Foretold. Pt. 33 Vs. 7-15, Further instructions regarding the Holy Spirit. The promise of the Holy Spirit, and his office. Pt. 34 Vs. 16-18, Christ’s Death, Resurrection and Ascension Reemphasized. Pt. 35 Vs. 19-22, The  Full Article…

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The Gospel of John ~ Chapter 16, Part 1 ~ Verses 1-5

The Gospel of John ~ Chapter 16, Part 1 Introduction & Verses 1 – 5 The Gethsemane Discourse. Pt 33 Chapter 16 Outline: Vs. 1-6, The Importance of Preparedness. Persecution Foretold. Pt 33 Vs. 7-15, Further Instructions Regarding the Holy Spirit. The Promise of the Holy Spirit, and His Office. Pt 34 Vs. 16-18, Christ’s  Full Article…

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The Gospel of John Chapter 14, Part 1 (vs. 1-14)

The Upper Room Discourse, Pt 13 – 24 Chapter 14 Outline: Vs. 1-3, The Promise of Eternal Security. Vs. 4-6, The Way, Truth and Life. Vs. 7-11, Faith Application. Vs. 8-14, The Fellowship of the Father and the Son. Vs. 12, The Church Age Believer will Accomplish Greater Things. Vs. 13-14, Prayer as an Example of Confidence in our  Full Article…

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The Gospel of John Chapter 13 – Part 1

INTRODUCTION:   Authorship Internal evidence.  In the strict sense of the term, the Fourth Gospel is anonymous. No name of its author is given in the text. This is not surprising because a Gospel differs in literary form from an epistle or letter. The letters of Paul each begin with his name, which was the  Full Article…

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Revelation 6 ~ Part II

Study of Revelation 6, Part II The Seven Seal Judgments of the Tribulation Revelation 6:5-6 The Third Seal Judgment   Continuing in the study of Revelation 6… Revelation 6:5-6, “When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair  Full Article…

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Revelation 6 ~ Part VI

Study of Revelation 6, Part VI The Seven Seal Judgments of the Tribulation Continuing in the Study of Revelation 6… Rev 6:5-6, “And When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales  Full Article…

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Revelation 6 ~ Part V

Study of Revelation 6 ~ Part V The Seven Seal Judgments of the Tribulation Exegesis and Other Categorical Topics of Study Regarding the Third Seal Continuing our Study of Rev 6:5-6, we begin with the Etymology of Rev 6:5. Etymology is simply a word study. We will begin a detailed word study of the 3rd Seal in Rev 6:5-6. The full  Full Article…

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Revelation 6 ~ Part IV

Study of Revelation 6, Part IV The Seven Seal Judgments of the Tribulation Continuing in the study of Revelation 6 … Rev 6:5-6, “When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of  Full Article…

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Revelation 6 ~ Part III

Study of Revelation 6, Part III The Seven Seal Judgments of the Tribulation Continuing in the study of Revelation 6 …   Rev 6:5-6, “When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair  Full Article…

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Galatians, Chapter 5

Galatians ~ Chapter 5 As we turn to Chapter 5, we will begin by completing the list of 17 Points on “Why the believer is not under the Law,” by Dr. Charles L. Feinberg. Dr. Feinberg was Jewish, and after studying for fourteen years to be a rabbi, he was converted to Christ. He knew  Full Article…

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Galatians ~ Chapter 3

Galatians ~ Chapter 3 In Chapter 3 Paul continues the discourse with the object lesson of Abraham, and a discussion on the superiority of God’s grace plan for salvation compared to the Judaizers false doctrine of faith plus the works of the Law. Section 1, Vs. 1-5, Paul reprimands the Galatian believers for falling from faith  Full Article…

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Revelation Chapter 2

In a Study on Balaam in Numbers 22-25, we noted Rev 2:12-17. Pergamum, The Worldly Church Rev 2:14-15, “But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed  Full Article…

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Revelation ~ Chapter 6 – Part I ~ Verses 1-4

Study of Revelation 6 – Part I The Seven Seal Judgments of the Tribulation In Revelation Chapter 6, Christ is about to open the seven Sealed books and release judgment onto the world. Let us begin by reviewing the “Purpose of the Tribulation“: To discipline the nations for their sins, especially the way they have  Full Article…

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Revelation ~ Chapter 5

Study of Rev 5 Prelude to the Judgments/Warning Signs for the Tribulation Unbelievers The Creator – Redeemer is Praised In Chapter 4, Christ is praised as the Redeemer with emphasis on Him being the Creator. In Chapter 5, the praise is focused on Christ the Creator who is the Redeemer. Verse 1 Rev 5:1, “And  Full Article…

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Revelation Chapter 4

Study of Rev 4 Prelude to the Judgments. Warning signs for the Tribulation unbelievers. The Redeemer – Creator is Praised The next phase of warning signs, God, in His grace, provides for mankind, is the warning to unbelievers during the Tribulation period found in the book of Revelation. We note these warnings as the Seven  Full Article…

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Ephesians Chapter 3 (Verses 1-21)

Theology The Book of Ephesians Chapter 3 Paul’s Revelation of God’s Plan,  Ephesians 3:1-21. Outline: Chapter 3 continues the theme of our “positional relocation” from spiritual death to spiritual life in Christ. It continues the “new position” side of the equation, speaking further of the unique spiritual life of the Church Age believer as the Temple  Full Article…

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Hebrews, Chapter 10:8-10

Hebrews 10:8-10 Heb 10:8-10, “After saying above, “SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGS AND WHOLE BURNT OFFERINGS AND sacrifices FOR SIN YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, NOR HAVE YOU TAKEN PLEASURE in them” (which are offered according to the Law), 9then He said, “BEHOLD, I HAVE COME TO DO YOUR WILL.” He takes away the first in order to  Full Article…

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Hebrews Chapter 6

Hebrews 6:1-6: Explanation In Hebrews 5:1-10 the writer is giving the Jewish Christians the doctrine of the High Priesthood of Christ, when he stops and tells them what he is going to do in chapter 6 before he continues. They cannot accept it because of the lack of growth, and they are out of fellowship. They  Full Article…

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Proverbs Chapter 8

 Proverbs Chapter 8 Chapter 8 is the continuation of the 16th of the 17 lessons given from the father to his son(s), BENIYM. If I were setting the Chapter breaks, I would have begun Chapter 8 at Chapter 7 vs. 24, because those last four verses are really an introduction to Chapter 8 contrasting the  Full Article…

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Proverbs Chapter 14

The Book of Proverbs Chapter 14 We now begin Proverbs Chapter 14. This chapter is part of “Collection II” that begins in Chapter 10 and ends with Chapter 22:16. It continues the Proverbs of Solomon that “contrast righteous and wicked lives” that began in Chapter 10 and ends with Chapter 15. The overall theme of  Full Article…

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Proverbs ~ Chapter 15

Proverbs ~ Chapter 15 Chapter 15 is an interesting chapter made up of more contrasting proverbs in regard to living life in society and before God. Commentators break this chapter down in many different ways. As we have in our NASB and King James Bibles, this chapter ends with vs. 33. In fact, some end this  Full Article…

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Proverbs Chapter 13

Proverbs ~ Chapter 13 Contrasting Righteous and Wicked Lives, Chapter 10-15 In this chapter we will continue to contrast the differences between walking in the righteousness of God and the wickedness of Satan’s cosmic system. We will note that the righteous are obedient to God’s Word and Will by being diligent in the intake and  Full Article…

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Proverbs Chapter 12

Proverbs ~ Chapter 12 Proverbs Contrasting Righteous and Wicked Lives, Chapter 10-15. Josh Billings, the pen name for Henry Wheeler Shaw, (a distant relative of mine), was a humorist and lecturer of the 1800’s. He stated that “genuine proverbs are like good (kambrick) needles—short, sharp, and shiny.” They are thought-provoking to the interpreter. On one  Full Article…

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Proverbs Chapter 11

Proverbs ~ Chapter 11 Proverbs Contrasting Righteous and Wicked Lives, Chapter 10-15. In Chapter 10 we saw many comparisons between the righteous and wicked believer in how they conduct their lives, specifically in regard to wealth, speech, and fear. Now turning to Chapter 11, the comparisons continue, but the overall theme is in regard to  Full Article…

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Proverbs Chapter 10

Proverbs ~ Chapter 10 Proverbs Contrasting Righteous and Wicked Lives, Chapters 10-15. Having concluded the Prologue of the Book of Proverbs, we now turn to the main section of the book. As we have noted, most scholars outline the entire book as the 7 Collections. The first four being known as Solomon I, the fifth  Full Article…

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Proverbs Chapter 9

Proverbs ~ Chapter 9 Chapter Overview and Outline: Continuing with the 17th of the 17 lessons found in the prologue of the book of Proverbs, Chapters 1-9, that began in Prov 8:32, we turn to the epilogue chapter of the prologue. Here we have three main parts: Wisdom’s final exhortation to receive her. Introductory principles  Full Article…

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Proverbs Chapter 8

The Book of Proverbs Chapter 8 Chapter 8 is the continuation of the 16th of the 17 lessons given from the father to his son(s), BENIYM. If I were setting the chapter breaks, I would have begun chapter 8 at chapter 7 verse 24 because those last four verses are really an introduction to chapter  Full Article…

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1 John ~ Chapter 5

1 John ~ Chapter 5 1 John 5:1-3, Proof of Being Perfected (Matured) in Love: As we begin chapter five, the first thing to note is that it is a continuation of chapter four. Chapter breaks are not inspired and were added years after the original writings. If I were breaking up the chapters, I would have begun  Full Article…

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1 John ~ Chapter 4

1 John ~ Chapter 4 1 John 4:1-6, False Teachers In light of what was noted in Chapter 3, as headlined in the following verses, …. Verse 1, “See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are.” Verse 4, “Everyone who  Full Article…

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1 John ~ Chapter 3

1 John ~ Chapter 3 1 John 3:1-3, Children of God: 1 John 3:1-3, “See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God, and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2Beloved, now we  Full Article…

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1 John ~ Chapter 2

1 John ~ Chapter 2 1 John 2:3-11: A soldier must be an expert and well-skilled in his field so the Christian soldier ought to be well-skilled in all things necessary for his calling. This requires much discipline and wisdom. He must understand the word of command and be ready to obey his officer. As  Full Article…

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1 John ~ Chapter 1

1 John 1 Outline of 1 John Jesus Christ is God, 1 John 1:1-4 Fellowship with Christ, 1 John 1:5-7 Confession of sins, 1 John 1:8-2:2 Walking in His light is applying unconditional love, 1 John 2:3-11 Remember your sins are forgiven, 1 John 2:12 3 Stages of Spiritual Growth, 1 John 2:13-14: New or  Full Article…

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Proverbs Chapter 7

Proverbs Chapter 7 Introduction: We now turn to Chapter 7 of the Book of Proverbs. While Chapter 6 warned of the financial and social loss from being seduced into adultery, here we will see “the adulterating wife’s seductive tactics.” In this book we have two lectures; the first begins in vs. 1 and the second  Full Article…

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Proverbs Chapter 6

Proverbs Chapter 6 We now turn to Chapter 6 of the Book of Proverbs. In this book we have two lectures with four subject matters or lessons. Therefore, we have the 13th and 14th of the 17 lectures of Chapters 1-8. Introduction: The first lecture in Chapter 6, beginning with “my son”, is found in  Full Article…

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Proverbs Chapter 5

Proverbs Chapter 5 Introduction: Although this chapter has one overall theme, it has two sections leading off with “my son(s).” Therefore, in this chapter, we have our 11th and 12th lessons to the son(s). The 11th is found in vs. 1-6 and the 12th in vs. 7-23. The overall theme of this chapter is “avoid  Full Article…

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Proverbs Chapter 4

Proverbs, Chapter 4 Introduction: Chapter Four, like chapter three, has three sermons / messages from the father to his son, vs. 1-9; 10-19 and 20-27, having the familiar phrase “O sons” or “my son.” Therefore, these constitute the 8th, 9th, and 10th sermons in Chapters 1-9. Also we note the grandfather to grandson relationship in  Full Article…

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Proverbs Chapter 3

Proverbs, Chapter 3 Turning to Chapter Three we have the 5th, 6th, and 7th sermons or lectures beginning in vs. 1, 11, 21, of the 17 sermons in Chapters 1-9, introduced by the phrase, “my son(s), or O son(s).” So in Chapter Three we have three sermons where the number three speaks to Divine Perfection,  Full Article…

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Proverbs Chapter 2

Proverbs, Chapter 2 In Chapter 1 we noted that “wisdom” speaks as a prophet, warning scoffers of the consequences of their attitude. And just as the prophets repeatedly warned the nations that their sin would lead them into destruction, so “wisdom” warns fools that their sin would lead to their death. Introduction: Now turning to  Full Article…

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Proverbs Chapter 1

Proverbs, Chapter 1 Introduction: Name of the Book: The title of this book in the Hebrew Bible is what we have as Chapter 1, Vs. 1, “The Proverbs of Solomon, the Son of David, King in Israel.” The Greek Septuagint called this book “Proverbs of Solomon.” The Latin Vulgate named it “The Book of Proverbs”,  Full Article…

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Galatians ~ Chapter 2

Galatians Chapter 2 Read Acts 13-14 for Paul and Barnabas’ first mission journey through Galatia, and Acts 15:1-35 regarding Paul’s visit to Jerusalem and the Jerusalem Council that is the subject of the first section of this chapter. Now turning to chapter 2 we see that there are two sections in this chapter: Outline: Section  Full Article…

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Galatians, Chapter 1

Introduction to the Book of Galatians A History of the Region and People Galatia was the region of central Asia Minor (now Turkey) inhabited by the Galatians. They were a Celtic people who had migrated to that region from Gaul (modern France) in the third century B.C. Gaulish culture developed out of the Celtic cultures  Full Article…

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