Category Archives: Word

Written in Stone

Nothing is permanent– except God’s Word. He has left His message for us that each could understand how and why the universe exists. We read it to have life explained. When God spoke His Word, things came into being. He … Continue reading

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More Current, Please!

I have always had a crazy connection with electricity. As a young boy of six or seven I started to push nails into the wall outlets of our home. My mom would come in to find me in a heap, with … Continue reading

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The Diary of a Bible

JANUARY: A busy time for me. Most of the family decided to read me through this year. They kept me busy for the first two weeks, but they have forgotten me now. FEBRUARY: Clean-up time. I was dusted yesterday and … Continue reading

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Nothing But the Blood

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7, NIV At first glance the Old Testament is a … Continue reading

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Version Choices, [Your Bible]

  Word-for-word is a literal translation from the original languages. Thought-for-thought is considering context in English to translate. Paraphrase is meant to convey a throughly modern language translation. What are you looking for in your Bible? Personally I use an … Continue reading

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The Blue Letter Version

The ‘red letter’ Bible emphasizes the words of Jesus by making them red. But sometimes we can learn just as much by which words he didn’t say.  I would like to submit to you the ‘Blue Letter Version’ of things … Continue reading

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Making Time Count, [Five Minutes]

“There he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord.” Genesis 12:8, NIV “Serve God by doing common actions in a heavenly spirit, and then, if your daily calling only leaves you cracks and … Continue reading

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