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Here’s a compilation of thirty one of our blog’s quick devotional with each post on a verse from Paul’s epistles in the Bible.  I think they are ideal for daily reading as a project for a month.

I want each to interpret the verse well but also to apply it practically well too.

Here’s the listing:



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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading many months ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of 1 Timothy 4:1.  Here is my translation:

“SENTENCE 4 [TP Τὸ δὲ πνεῦμα TP] ῥητῶς λέγει ὅτι [TM ἐν ὑστέροις καιροῖς TM]
But the Spirit says expressly that in the last season

ἀποστήσονταί τινες τῆς πίστεως
Some will leave the faith

ELABORATION προσέχοντες πνεύμασιν πλάνοις καὶ διδασκαλίαις δαιμονίων”
giving attention to spirits of lies and teachings of demons

Here are some observations:


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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between February 8th-14th, 2019.

1.) Do the scriptures self-attest that the Bible is the word of God? What does Jesus say about scripture?

2.) Bible Contradiction? When was King Jabin killed?

3.) Disproving Buddhism: An Empty Religious Path

4.) Is the appeal to consequences a fallacy?

5.) This Is Apologetics: An Argument From the Preconditions of Debate

6.) Misplaced zeal

7.) Nathan P. Gilmour Interviews Vern Poythress


Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend OR that of Another REBLOG HERE, here and here and a repost here

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I will be honest I often find my guard go up when I think of our society’s view of love on Valentines Day.  On this day we can see how how society can sentimentalize love.  It can even commercialize and cheapen love.

But that’s not a biblical view of love.


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In continuing with our blog’s “wee-kids Wednesdays” here’s a review of a Christian Children’s book.

Ken Ham and Cindy Malott. Answers Book for Kids Volume 3: God and the Bible.  Green Forest, AK: Master Books, March 27th 2009. 48 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is the third volume in the Answers Book for Kids series written by Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis and published by Master Books.  My kids and I enjoyed the first two (review here and here) so we went forward to read together the third volume.  This particular book focuses on God and the Bible.  This book and others in this series uses a question and answer format in response to twenty two questions from kids.  I did not say this in my previous reviews but it stood out to me that when the book mentioned the kids’ age that asked the question it helped my kids realized they weren’t the only ones asking questions and this observation I hope leads them to think more about God and the Bible.  I appreciated that Ken Ham works with his co-author Cindy Malott to respond to these questions in a way that kids would be able to understand.  Before you make light of them I realized as a pastor and evangelists that some of these questions are also questions that adults asks.  I don’t doubt some parents will benefit from this themselves!


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This is a Christian Home School Lesson Series for first graders on the 50 United States.

I typically go over two states at a time since we teach our kids multiple subjects during the day and two states at a time seems to be enough.  However if one is teaching one subject at a time I think going over four states at a time would be just right.

Our series’ lesson plan will be in alphabetical order and go over four states at a time.

Are there any other interesting facts you would add for any of the states mentioned?  Feel free to leave a comment!


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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: When was King Jabin killed?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

He was killed by Joshua.

Then it came about, when Jabin king of Hazor heard of it, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon and to the king of Shimron and to the king of Achshaph,” (Joshua 11:1)

Then Joshua turned back at that time, and captured Hazor and struck its king with the sword; for Hazor formerly was the head of all these kingdoms. 11 They struck every person who was in it with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them; there was no one left who breathed. And he burned Hazor with fire.” (Joshua 11:10-11)

He was killed 120 years after Joshua’s death.

Now it came about after the death of Joshua that the sons of Israel inquired of the Lord, saying, “Who shall go up first for us against the Canaanites, to fight against them?”” (Judges 1:1)

Then the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.” (Judges 3:11)

So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land was undisturbed for eighty years.” (Judges 3:30)

And the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor; and the commander of his army was Sisera, who lived in Harosheth-hagoyim.” (Judges 4:2)

The hand of the sons of Israel pressed heavier and heavier upon Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had destroyed Jabin the king of Canaan.” (Judges 4:24)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

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