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New Testament

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New Testament

Wanting to learn more about the New Testament? Here are some posts on topics, scholarly questions, and more on New Testament passages. Some are our own thoughts and some are the thoughts of prominent Christian scholars.

The idea of going home holds many emotions. It could be exciting, nerve-wracking, relieving, and terrifying – all rolled into one. If you moved back in with your parents after college or visited old friends from school or work, maybe you’ve felt apprehension along with your anticipation. In Luke 4:16-30,…

what is church

Church. We all have an idea of what church means. It might be a place of solitude, joyful noises, tears, challenges, music, learning, or community. For others, church represents rejection or pain. It might be an outdated, crumbling place or a hip, fresh hub of activity. Some only step inside…

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John's Gospel: A Winding Road

When you’re trying out a new restaurant, it’s always good to order something simple to compare with other experiences. For instance, if you love coffee, you may order an espresso or a plain latte at a new shop. Or maybe you rank Mexican-style restaurants on their enchiladas. In the same…

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Perhaps you’ve heard of the armor of God, but do you know what it means, practically speaking? If you were to tell someone how to put it on, what would you say? This article helps you gain more understanding of this topic in three ways. First, we’ll do a very…

what the bible says about money

The Bible says a LOT about money. Why? Wealth is necessary for survival. In order to eat, comfortably sleep, and stay healthy, you’ll need some form of currency. Wanting money is not wrong. But humans are certainly bad at desiring modest amounts, especially when it comes to money. God is…

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Hebrews 11 What is Faith?

Hebrews 11 has a nickname: the hall of faith. Picture a hallway in your old school where all the trophies are stored. The best athletes make it into the hall of fame. Similarly, Hebrews 11 covers the stories of some of the best faith-keepers ever… at least, the best faith-keepers…

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We’ve all experienced an eye-opening moment while reading the Bible. You’re skimming over a familiar passage and WHAM! What’s this? Something new!? It’s wild how this still happens with a book that is thousands of years old. And yet, you can probably find something fresh in these two short verses…

Colossians 3

Let’s learn about Colossians 3! In this post, we’ll mostly be looking at verses 5-11 and notes from the NIV Halley’s Study Bible. At the end, we’ve pulled in an article from the Study Bible to get your mind running with ideas for application. Notes on Colossians 3:1-4 Before we…

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Heretics & Christian Minds

The word “heretic” can be flippantly thrown around in Christian circles. Its definition is often reduced to “someone who believes differently than we do”. In its true sense, a heretic is someone who teaches outside of Christian orthodoxy (which is quite a large umbrella). But, as Jesus did, let us…

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It takes intentionality to reflect on Christ during the busy seasons of our lives — especially the holiday season. Below, you’ll find an excerpt from the Preaching the Word Commentary on John. We’ve grabbed the section that covers John 1:1-3, a great section for meditating on the eternal Christ and…