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Category: Book Bible Studies

Romans 7

Romans 7 Many have falsely used Romans 7 to justify sin. In Romans 7 Paul explains to the Jews in Rome the weakness of the Mosaic Covenant and why a New Covenant and the Holy Spirit is needed to please God.   Romans 8 then explains how we can overcome all sin by Christ and God’s gift of the […]

Romans 6

Romans 6 Paul now goes into the subject of baptism and whether to STOP sinning or to continue in sin, after we have been delivered from sin by the death and life of Christ. Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, […]

Romans 5

Romans 5 It is understood that every babe falls a few times in learning to walk, but when we fall spiritually; do we repent and get up to go forward like a babe? or do we justify our sins and continue in them, like a babe who falls and refuses to get back up?  It […]

Romans 3 – 4

Romans 3 Faith and Works, and the Calling of the Gentiles explained  Romans 3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. This means that the Law, Prophets and Writings were given to Israel, and that […]

Romans 1 – 2

The theme of the Book of Romans is Unity With God  In Rome there were many nations and cultures, traditions and philosophies; from Gentiles to Jews; from vegetarians to teetotalers. Paul’s concern was to prevent divisions based on these superficial differences. His message was that all that really mattered was living by every Word of God. The unity […]

Acts 27 – 28

Acts 27 Finally Paul takes ship to begin his journey to Rome as a prisoner Acts 27:1 And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus’ band. 27:2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning […]

Acts 25 – 26

Acts 25 Paul’s enemies again try for an order bringing Paul to Jerusalem, that they might ambush and kill him on the way. Acts 25:1 Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem. 25:2 Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, […]

Acts 23 – 24

Acts 23 Paul addresses the Sanhedrin [A continuation of the Seventy Elders which God gave to help Moses]. Acts 23:1 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day. 23:2 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite […]

Acts 21 – 22

Acts 21 Acts 21:1 And it came to pass, that after we were gotten from them, and had launched, we came with a straight course unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara: 21:2 And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went aboard, and set forth. 21:3 Now […]

Acts 19 – 20

Acts 19 John Baptist’s disciples are introduced to the teachings of Jesus Christ by the preaching of Apollos.  The issue here is that the disciples of John were baptized in repentance to the Mosaic Covenant, but were not baptized into Jesus Christ and the New Covenant.  They had heard the message to repent of sin from John, but […]

Acts 17 – 18

Acts 17 Paul preaches the Gospel of Salvation by Jesus Christ in Thessalonica.  I am emphasizing that the Gospel that was preached was about Salvation and the way into the Kingdom; not palliatives about how wonderful the Kingdom of God will be.  Acts 17:1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came […]

Acts 15 – 16

Acts 15 Certain Jews then came to Antioch demanding that Paul and Barnabas circumcise the repentant adult Gentiles;  This from the law concerning Gentiles who entered PHYSICAL Mosaic Israel: Exodus 12:48    And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised, and then […]

Acts 13 – 14

Acts 13 The apostles and leaders gather at Antioch. Acts 13:1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch [a tetrarch was the ruler of a forth part […]

Acts 11-12

Acts 11 Some of the Jews in Jerusalem and Judea resisted and rebuked Peter for entering the house of a converted Gentile. Peter then explained the whole series of events to them Acts 11:1 And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.  11:2 And […]

Acts 9 – 10

Acts 9 Saul appears to be one of the chief organizers of persecution against the Ekklesia, seeking them out relentlessly.  This was because of his zeal for the traditions of his sect.  Saul was zealous for his sect, having been deceived into thinking that those traditions were the truth of God.   Many today are doing […]

Acts 7 – 8

Acts 7 Then the high priest asked for Stephen’s defense, and Stephen preached the gospel to his accusers in the face of a cruel death. Acts 7:1 Then said the high priest, Are these things so? Then Stephen responded by preaching the sound doctrine of the gospel with authority; which is NOT done in these relatively easy […]

Acts 5 – 6

Acts 5 Ananias, and Sapphira lie to the assembly and lie to God. Acts 5:1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 5:2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 5:3 But Peter […]

Acts 3 – 4

Acts 3 The True Gospel is Preached Mark 16:17   And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 16:18 They shall take up [not be harmed by deadly creatures] serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they […]

Acts 2; Pentecost

Acts 2 Acts 2 now goes directly to the Feast of Pentecost in 31 A.D.  All of the disciples had been waiting from Christ’s ascension to heaven on the fortieth day after his resurrection, for ten so days; coming to the fiftieth day after Christ’s resurrection on Wave Offering Sunday; which is the Feast of Weeks called Pentecost. […]

Acts 1

Acts 1 Luke begins by referring to his former history of Christ now known as the Book of Luke and a short reminder of its contents. Luke and  Acts were written as historical letters to Theophilus a man of Greece [judging by the Greek name]. Theophilus must have shared these two letters with others and they […]

Psalms 141 – 144

Psalm 141 The godly put their trust and hope in the LORD their Deliverer and call upon Him.  Psalm 141:1 Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee. Here the prayers of the repentant and faithful are likened to incense which rises up to heaven as […]

Psalms 137 – 140

Psalm 137 A prophecy of a future – from David’s time – captivity in Babylon, and of sincere repentance and longing for Jerusalem the city of God the Almighty during that captivity.  Longing for Jerusalem or the temple is an allegory of sincere repentance and longing for the God who chose that city.   The ancient Babylonian captivity […]

Psalms 134 – 136

Psalm 134 While the “Hour of Prayer” began the preparations for the evening sacrifice in the afternoon, the evening sacrifice was killed and prepared as the sun set but was not offered [burned on the altar] until after sunset. Psalm 134:1 Behold, bless [Serve, Obey and Glorify] ye the LORD [YHVH], all ye servants of […]

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