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In the Gospels, Jesus takes twelve men and puts them through a spiritual bootcamp, preparing them to continue his ministry in an effective and balanced way. With the feeding of the five thousand, Jesus invites his disciples to partake in the work of ministry. Sometimes in our efforts today, it…

psalm instruments

Psalm 150 talks about praising God with many different kinds of instruments that you may or may not find in your own church. The NIV Application Commentary offers fantastic background to the meaning of instruments in Psalms. Read the excerpt below to learn for yourself! 3 Praise him with the sounding…

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Deuteronomy meaning

This content is adapted from the blog over at Zondervan Academic and is written by Jeremy Bouma (ThM). Maybe it’s because I’m a green preacher and haven’t taught on the Old Testament often, but applying Deuteronomy to 21st century living is a head scratcher. Yet Daniel Block’s commentary on Deuteronomy (NIVAC) manages…

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structure of thanksgiving

The NIV Application Commentary is a great tool for in-depth study of the Bible while ALSO helping you apply the Bible to your life. Below is an excerpt taken from the commentary on Colossians, by David E. Garland, on thanksgiving. THE IMPORTANCE OF PAUL’S PRAYER FOR THE COLOSSIANS: THANKSGIVING Paul…

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NIVAC how to

No matter your level of expertise with the Bible,┬áthere are certain things we all do when we come to a time of studying God’s Word. After reading the text, there are two things we always hope to walk away with from the text: 1) what does this passage mean, and…

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NIV Application Commentary

There’s a reason students call seminary, “cemetery.” When I think of my Bible college experience, I remember the thick, dry textbooks. The information usually felt distant: arguments about authorship, textual criticism, definitions of the Greek and Hebrew. Although I learned a lot about the Bible, I often finished my reading assignments…

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enhance better bible study

You have the NIV, and you read it faithfully. But what’s the next step in your Bible study? Here are three ways you can study the NIV better. #1: NIV STUDY BIBLE NOTES A study Bible is an easy to use and very powerful tool in guiding you in your…

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