As part of a larger discussion online, I ran across a very thoughtful poem. It is entitled: “Bar,” and was written by the famous author: Anonymous. I Googled it, but found no answer as to the poet. If you know, please inform me.
Tim Rice writes: “The effect of Bob’s preaching is well described by Oliver Goldsmith in a classic poem about a village preacher: ‘Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, And fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.'”
One of my all-time favorite sermons EVER, from one of my asbolute favorite preachers is available from the link below. Paul Sain is doing a great service to make these Voices from the Past come alive in this 21st Century! Bobby Duncan uses an illustration about obedience from the pioneer preachers (even mentions Kentucky), in this lesson which has two vital qualities: (1) simplicity; (2) power! You should listen immediately and share it with others. Go to the Voices from the Past Podcast site.
You can read more about Bobby Duncan and listen to 20 other great sermons from this departed servant of the Lord by clicking H-E-R-E.
Larry Acuff teaches us from Hebrews 13.1-8 how to love life.
I found an interesting presentation by my friend, Larry Acuff, from a link on Twitter. It is absolutely true that you can find GOOD things on Twitter if you are careful! This was posted by Truth for the World. Larry fills his presentation with Scripture. In this short lesson he directs our attention to Hebrews 13.1-8 and gives to us suggestions from that text on how to love life: (1) Love one another; (2) Respect marriage; (3) Learn to be content; (4) Imitate those who lead us; (5) Trust in Jesus. I think if you will watch this short video it will help you to love life!
A study of an alleged contradiction between Galatians and Exodus.
Sometimes we will post something on this site which was a part of the previous site. Today is one of those times. This post was originally placed on the web on November 29, 2012. Alleged contradictions of the Bible always seem to be an interesting and faith-building way to approach Bible study. The atheists and non-believers have only STRENGTHENED our faith by their attacks upon the Bible. We have had to study more diligently and have through that study become even stronger for the spiritual battle Satan wars against us (Ephesians 6.10-18).
Mickey Spiceland is doing a GREAT job teaching the Book of Exodus to our Wednesday Night Auditorium Class. I appreciate so much his good efforts. He makes the class interesting and seems obviously to enjoy teaching us. I enjoy the class a great deal!
Two times this week I have found in my RSS-reader articles from our brother Stephen R. Bradd that had to do with matters discussed in our class. Stephen’s blog: AudioEvangelism.com is an excellent one that I can recommend to you. You can reach that discussion by clicking H-E-R-E and H-E-R-E.
This is a link to a 10-page LemmonsAid Study Guide on the New Testament Book of Philemon. It has 9 sections: Outline, Summary, Chronology, Words/Phrases to Study, Lessons and Applications, 15 Questions, A Seek-A-Word Puzzle, A Crossword Puzzle, Extra Credit Section.
If every member of the church would study Philemon before writing to another brother, the church would benefit greatly. This letter, inspired by the Holy Spirit, is a gem to be treasured as a MODEL in the matter of courteous discourse. Paul had a specific object in mind and that was for Onesimus, a runaway slave, to be received warmly by Philemon. Who could doubt that, Philemon, having read this letter, would do anything but submit to Paul’s request?
Please study Philemon with the study guide by clicking HERE: 5701sg
We really look forward to having opportunity to hear four great lessons from Brandon Baggett. I hope you will come visit us if you are in the area of Benton, KY. Will you help us get the word out about his coming?
The Bible contains 5 one-chapter books: Obadiah, Philemon, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude. Jude is certainly a fascinating book. I hope the study guides below will help you to develop an interest in studying Jude. If the guide helps you please help us get the word out that this study guide is availabe at this site.
I have now set up a page, (SERMONS), on which will be listed links to sermons preached at Maple Hill. The first one listed will be the first sermon I preached at Maple Hill on the 7th of August 2011 (i.e., FIRST as the regular preacher). You can click to listen H-E-R-E.
I was looking around in some files on my computer and found one that contained the phrase: “Pericopes in Mark” in the title. This is a word that non-Bible-scholars might have difficulty recognizing. Since I wanted to post the file that I found because I thought it would be useful to those who might be studying the Book of Mark, I thought I might first search around to see if I could find a good definition of PERICOPE. I think Adam Thomas did a pretty good job with the word in a rather humorous way…
Biblical scholars have an especially silly sounding word they use for “passage from the Bible.” It is pericope, and if you type this into Microsoft Word, Bill Gates will try to change the word into periscope, because (apparently) the latter is much more frequently used. ‘Pericope’ may look like a three-syllable word (like periscope without the ‘s’), but it has four syllables and rhymes with calliope.* If you are at a Bible study and drop the word ‘pericope’ your companions will probably stare at you and wonder how you got your hands on the Anchor Bible Commentary.
Pericopes are important because they define the amount of text you are going to study. The word is a mash-up of two Greek words meaning “to cut around,” so when you pick a pericope you are figuring out how much text you want to swallow at one go. If you pick too little, you may be in danger of ignoring the context of the bit you pericopized.** If you pick too much, getting your head around it all may be a difficult task.
If you want to impress someone, you will surely want to learn how to pronounce PERICOPE. That can be accomplished by clicking H-E-R-E.
The file that I found is a listing of all of the pericopes of the New Testament Book of Mark as seen in the New King James Bible. These are especially helpful because they also include references to parallel accounts in the other three accounts of the life of Christ. If you are studying the Book of Mark, this file should be a big help. You can find it by clicking H-E-R-E.