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I Corinthians 10:1 – 11:1

LESSON 33 Beware, The Voice of Old Testament History (I Cor. 10:1-6)   Paul re-broadcasts the voice of Old Testament history for our benefit, that is for our warning, admonition and instruction. They who are sincere will take it to heart, others will disregard it. By the trail of dead men’s bones you can trace […]

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What’s in Your Bible? Boats

I’d like to use this rubric for a time in exploration and explanation of interesting things – especially tangible objects – that appear in the Bible and often in the historical narrative passages.  Typically in our preaching, teaching and studying of the scriptures in which we are searching for the spiritual, gospel truth of the […]

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“Paul…This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come” (II Tim. 1:1; 3:1). The former twenty-two articles of this series under this general heading were expounded according to the inspired perspective of Jude.  Now we propose to continue the theme from the perspective of Paul.  The name Paul means small, little. He […]

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Seeking to be Pleasing to the Lord

 “Wherefore we also make it our aim, whether at home or absent to be well-pleasing to him.” II Corinthians 5:9 Paul was a great and faithful servant of Christ in the ministry of reconciliation. This ministry is so grand and exalted, that, no matter what the price is, he never faints in it and acts […]

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How Then Shall We Witness

Lately in the G.L.T.D., there has been an awakening in some to the truth expressed in reformed doctrine and for others, there is a period of indecision accompanied with the searching of the scriptures and the conviction of the Holy Ghost if these things are true. Still others are, within their Heart, convinced that such […]

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Chief of Sinners?

There are many ways to look at the man called Paul. We could examine his pedigree, his education, and his accom­plishments. Here was a man who wrote the biggest part of the New Testament and who ever stands as the church’s greatest missionary. But how did this come about? Was it because of his pedigree, […]

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Three Letters From Prison

Three Letters From Prison By john H. Schaal Baker Book House, 149 pages, $2.95 Three Letters From Prison by John H. Schaal is a book written about three of the letters which Paul wrote while in prison, Ephesians, Philippians, and Philemon. The book is divided into sixteen lessons, each of which is followed by a […]

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Romans 1 (2)

Romans 1:26-32   V.  Verses 26-27. A.  The connection. 1.   In this verse Paul refers again to the judicial ground for the “gave them up” of verse 24 — see explanation of this expression. 2.   In verse 24 he had written in general of the corruption in which the Lord had “given them up” through […]

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Romans 1 (1)

Romans 1:1-25   I.   Verses 1-7 — Introduction or Salutation. A.  Origin of the church at Rome. 1.   The view of Roman Catholicism. a.   Is there any connection between Rome’s view of this church at Rome and its view of the apostle Peter? b.   How does Rome view Peter’s relation to this church at Rome? […]

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Filling the Pastor’s Cup of Joy

It is a good thing for a minister to read the book of Proverbs. It is a painful reminder that the problems of sin and sinful men are not one-day-flies! They are perennial problems, as old as the sinful heart of fallen man. It is good to remember this, my youthful amici! Paul was a […]

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Mission Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours?

Book by Roland Allen – Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company This book is one of two books written by the author on the subject of missions.  The second volume from the writer is entitled Spontaneous Expansion of the Church. The author was a missionary in northern China working with the Society For The Propagation Of […]

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III. Paul Before Festus and Agrippa, 25:13 to 26:32 A. Occasion, 25:13-22 1. Who came to visit Caesar’s new representative, Festus, at Caesarea? a. Who was Agrippa? Where was he king? What was his character and reputation? b. Who was Bernice? What relation was she to Agrippa? What was her character and reputation? c. What […]

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Acts 18:22 to 23:30

The Book of Acts: Paul’s Third Missionary Journey (continued) III. The Journey to Jerusalem, 20:7 – 21:16 (continued) D.  From Miletus to Tyre, 21:1-6 1.  Trace Paul’s journey from Miletus to Tyre, vss. 1-2 a.   Did Paul travel in a small ship that hugged the coast, or did he travel in a large merchant […]

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Acts 18:22 to 23:30

The Book of Acts: Paul’s Third Missionary Journey  (continued) III. The Journey to Jerusalem, 20:7 – 21:16 (continued) B.  To Miletus: 20:13-16 1.  How did Paul’s companions travel from Troas? 2.  How did Paul leave Troas? Why? How is it that Paul could travel more quickly afoot? 3.  Where did they meet? 4.  Trace their […]

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Acts 18:22 to 23:30

The book of Acts: Paul’s Third Missionary Journey (continued) II.  From Ephesus to Macedonia and Greece, 19:21 – 20:6. A.  Paul plans to leave Ephesus, 19:21, 22. 1.  What is meant by “purposed in the spirit”? 2.  Where did Paul purpose to go from Ephesus? a.  Why did he want to go to Macedonia and […]

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Acts 18:22 to 23:30

The Book of Acts: Paul’s Third Missionary Journey I.   Ephesus by way of Galatia and Phrygia, 18:22 – 19:20. A.  Through Galatia and Phrygia, 18:22, 23. 1.  What did Paul do at Antioch? a.  Which Antioch is meant here? b.  Does the text mean simply that Paul passed some time away? c.  What was undoubtedly […]

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Acts 17

The Book of Acts: Paul’s Second Missionary Journey IV.  AT THESSALONICA: (17:1-9) A.  Paul’s Labors: 1.  Arrival: a.  Through what cities did they pass on their way to Thessalonica? b.  Did they preach there? c.  Why did they stop at Thessalonica and not at these other cities? d.  What kind of city was Thessalonica? 2.  […]

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Acts 15:36 to 18:22

The Book of Acts: Paul’s Second Missionary Journey (continued) III. AT PHILIPPI, 16:11-40 A.  The Journey, vss. 11, 12. 1.   What is the significance of “therefore,” vs. 11? 2.   Trace the journey. How long did it take? 3.  What kind of city was Philippi? a.   What is the meaning of “the chief city […]

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Acts 15:36-18:22

Introduction The record of the second missionary journey comprises a very important phase of the book of Acts. There are several important aspects to this record; but undoubtedly the outstanding aspect of the entire narrative of the second journey of Paul is that of the advance of the gospel into the continent of Europe. And […]

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Acts 14:1-28

The First Missionary Journey (continued) D.  Iconium (14:1-6) 1.  The labors of Paul and Barnabas: a.  Where did they begin their labors? vs. 1 1)   Is there any significance in the note that “they went both together into the synagogue”? 2)   What does it imply that they “so spake, that a great multitude . . […]

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Acts 12:25 – 14:28

The First Missionary Journey I.  Sent by the Antioch Church, 12:25-13:3. A.  The Return of Saul and Barnabas to Antioch: 1.  When did they return from Jerusalem? a.  To what “ministry” does the text refer? b.  Does this imply that they were in Jerusalem during the persecution by Herod? 1)   Is this very likely? 2)   […]

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Acts 11:19-30 to Acts 12:23

CHAPTER 11:19-30 (continued) ANTIOCH (Note; It is several months ago that the last Bible outline appeared in “Beacon Lights.” Hence, it may not he amiss to remind you that we already began our treatment of this section, and treated the text through vs. 21 under, “I. The Beginning of the Work at Antioch.” We continue […]

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