“What does this verse mean to you?” Not manifold meanings, but one

"What does this verse mean to you?" is a phrase oft-heard at Bible Study groups and the like. It suggests that Bible verses and passages can be interpreted variably, or that there can be multiple meanings to one text. This is not so. The question should be "What does this verse mean?" Period. The Author …

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Biblical Doctrine Study week 1 thoughts

Are you desiring to try a thorough study in Systematic Theology but don't know where to start? Have you excitedly bought or were given the John MacArthur/Richard Mayhue tome Biblical Doctrine but are too intimidated to start? Jessica Pickowicz of Beautiful Thing has written a Study Guide to go along with the book. She has also …

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Commentary author recommendation: Roy Gingrich

Dr Roy Gingrich, source FaithlifeWe study the Bible because we love Jesus and want to know more about Him. The only place where we can reliably learn more about our Savior is in His word, which is THE authoritative word. We ladies like to learn theology, so we read God's word.I cut my teeth on …

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When teachers rely on word studies to create lessons

The Master's Seminary published an essay titled "Exegetical Fallacies: The Word Study Fallacy" by William Barrick.I found it interesting because much of women's ministry teaching comes from this kind of study. The Grandmother of word studies is Beth Moore. Her proteges are following suit and her proteges' proteges, third generation Bible teachers for women, are …

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How do I lead a home bible study?

Some readers have asked how to start or lead a home group Bible study. This is a great question. There are many reasons why you might want to start a small group study in your home or at work. In these days of rising apostasy, some people are finding they are not receiving good instruction …

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Back to Basics: How to Study Your Bible

EPrata photoThe Bible is one book but it is actually a library of 66 books. These books are written in a variety of genres. Your own bookcase at home contains fiction with sub-genres such as novels, science fiction, romance, or poetry. Alongside those might be books on your shelves of non-fiction with sub-genres such as …

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What about a woman who blogs? Is she violating scripture by teaching men?

My ministry is to women. I exhort for women to achieve a higher standard of biblical literacy and knowledge of the Lord. I exhort for women in their lives to walk in submission to the Word. I also use my blog as a personal platform to teach women the scriptures and HOW to think about …

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