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March 22, 2019

What do "person" and "blessed" mean in Psalm 1?

How should the words 'person' and 'blessed' be translated in Psalm 1? Is blessed the same as 'happy?' Why is it so important that you have a correct definition? How can you consider yourself as 'blessed' even in the 'unhappy' times?
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January 30, 2019
Dr. Bill Mounce

How Big is Your God?

The central truth of Genesis 1 is that God is the sole Creator of everything. That God and God alone has the power and the wisdom to create and God and God alone is sovereign over everything that He has made. How big is your God? We invite you to read an excerpt from Dr. Bill Mounce's lecture on Creation and God from 52 Major Stories of the Bible.
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December 21, 2018
Dr. Bert Downs

Bible Survey, A Big Screen Perspective

Would you like to learn about the structure of your Bible and develop the skills necessary to manage the Bible’s content, purposes, and applications throughout your life? Would you like to be better equipped to share your faith with others? Dr. Bert Down's Bible Survey is a 10 session, free online Bible class that will give you a broad survey of the Old Testament and New Testament.
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September 12, 2018

Canonical Model and Self-Authenticating

Summary: Below is an excerpt from Dr. Michael J. Kruger's class on the Self-Authenticating Model and the canon. In this class, he addresses the question, “How do we authenticate the canon in such a way that we don’t undermine its authority?” Dr. Kruger takes you through the Community Determined Model and the Historically Determined Model and the fundamental problems in each of those models. He then presents the Self-Authenticating Model and discusses why this model is the only one to authenticate the canon because it uses the canon to do so and not outside sources which would undermine its authority.
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July 23, 2018

Is Job a Chiasm?

Notice the way things are organized. There is a prologue that is a couple of chapters long and there is an epilogue that is not a full chapter, but there is a lot in it. Then there is Job’s opening lament, chapter 3. Then look near the end, there is Job’s closing contrition. Then there is a dialogue or dispute set of cycles; three of them. Then there is a set of monologues and then it centers into the middle with the wisdom interlude. This is what we call a chiastic structure or a concentric structure. If those terms are new to you, look them up.
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