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Introduction to the Bible

A few years ago I met a young man who had not been raised in a religious family, had no knowledge of the Bible and did not know anything about Jesus. His school friend had been one of my confirmation … Continue reading

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Chapter 11 – Matthew – Prophecy Revealed

This is our last section in our ‘Introduction to the Bible’ series that started with Jesus from the Gospel of John who was the light of the world, and who was also the Word. This was our Jesus who was … Continue reading

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Chapter 10 – Isaiah – The prophets

Introduction to the Bible: Section 10 – Isaiah – A prophet to Judah The French word for library is “bibliothèque”.  Our “bible” is also a library – a collection of Holy books counting 39 in the Old Testament and 27 … Continue reading

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Chapter 9 – Samuel – The story of Israel

Introduction to the Bible: Section 9 – Samuel / The story of Israel Back in section 5 of this Introduction to the Bible we read in Exodus about God using Moses to save the Israelites from the slavery under the … Continue reading

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Chapter 8 Galatians – Equality in Christ

In section 3 (March newsletter) of this Introduction to the Bible, we learned about how the ascended Jesus revealed the message of the gospel directly to Paul.  Paul had not been one of the apostles that travelled with Jesus in … Continue reading

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Chapter 7 – Luke: Meals and the Last Supper

LUKE – AN ORDERED ACCOUNT One question many people ponder as they dig deeper into scripture is, “who wrote the bible?” Following the teachings of Martin Luther, Lutherans believe that the scripture was not directly penned by God, but rather, … Continue reading

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Chapter 6 – Luke: Jesus and the Poor

GOSPEL DEFINED A Gospel is the story of Jesus’ time and ministry on earth.  There are four Gospel accounts which appear in the Bible in this order: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Mark was written first somewhere between the years … Continue reading

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Chapter 5 – Exodus / God’s Saves The Israelites

Through Joseph, God has lead his chosen people away from famine and they are now placed in Egypt and in living in prosperity. Again through Joseph, the Israelites have the pharaoh’s favour. As we read in Exodus 1:1-7 things are … Continue reading

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Chapter 4 – God’s Covenants with Noah & Abraham, Joseph’s Journey To Egypt

We now to return reading the book of Genesis and  chapter 8 with the story of Noah and the great flood as they set foot on dry land (v13-19). Genesis contains the story of God choosing individuals and the making … Continue reading

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Chapter 3 Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians

Last chapter we studied the two creation stories in Genesis with the first story about God creating order out of chaos and the second story that led to the ‘fall from grace’ as Adam and Eve sinned and disobeyed God and … Continue reading

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