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  • Explore The Bible - January 20 - Baptist Sunday School Bible Study "God Wants Us to Value Everyone"

    01/17/2008 11:59:52 PM PST · by WileyPink · 3 replies · 477+ views
    Mississippi Baptist Convention Board ^ | 01/17/2008 | Mellen Moore
    Lesson Passages: Genesis 1:27, 9:6; Matthew 5:21-22, 22:36-40; Mark 10; 46-52 Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. Matthew 5:21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without...
  • Bible Studies for Life - January 20 - Baptist Sunday School Bible Study: “Breakthrough in Justice”

    01/17/2008 11:51:22 PM PST · by WileyPink · 3 replies · 263+ views
    Mississippi Baptist Convention Board ^ | 01/17/2008 | Andy Vaughn
    Lesson Passages: Psalms 7:1-17 Psalms 7:1 Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite. O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me: Psalms 7:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver. Psalms 7:3 O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands; Psalms7:4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered...
  • Baptist Sunday School Bible Study: “God Offers New Opportunities”

    12/29/2007 4:36:12 PM PST · by WileyPink · 3 replies · 280+ views
    Arkansas Baptist News ^ | 12/28/2007 | Cynthia B. Price
    Lesson Passages: Genesis 8:15-17, 20-22, 9:1-3, 8-13Background Passages: Genesis 8:15 – 9:29 Genesis 8:15 And God spoke unto Noah, saying, Genesis 8:16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee. Genesis 8:17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. Genesis 8:20 And Noah built an altar unto the LORD; and took...
  • Baptist Sunday School Bible Study: “Accept God’s Promised Savior”

    12/22/2007 1:13:13 PM PST · by WileyPink · 7 replies · 709+ views
    Mississippi Baptist Convention Board ^ | 12/19/2007 | Mellen Moore
    Lesson Passages: John 1:1-18 John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God. John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. John 1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. John 1:7 The same came for a...
  • Baptist Sunday School Bible Study: “Aspire to Walk with God”

    12/14/2007 6:12:33 PM PST · by WileyPink · 7 replies · 382+ views
    Mississippi Baptis Convention Board ^ | 12/12-2007 | Mellen Moore
    Background Passage: Genesis 5:1 – 8:14; Lesson Passages: Genesis 6:9-18, 22 Genesis 6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. Genesis 6:10 And Noah begot three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Genesis 6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. Genesis 6:12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. Genesis 6:13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me;...
  • Baptist Sunday School Bible Study: “Admit Your Sin Problem” Genesis 3:1-13, 22-23

    12/08/2007 2:03:46 PM PST · by WileyPink · 6 replies · 544+ views
    Mississippi Baptist Convention Board ^ | 12/05/07 | Mellen Moore
    Being “caught red-handed” is a Scottish phrase made popular by writer Sir Walter Scott in 1819. It seems to describe the situation in which man finds himself in Genesis chapter three. The phrase simply means being caught in the act or with positive evidence of a crime. Adam and Eve fit the mold as God found them hiding in the Garden of Eden after accepting the temptation and committing the sin of disobedience. Struggles with resisting temptation are a constant challenge to us in our daily Christian lives. 1. Temptation Lures Us Genesis 3:1-5 A subtle, cunning, shrewd serpent appeared...
  • Baptist Sunday School Bible Study: “Affirm God’s Good Plan”

    11/30/2007 3:07:23 PM PST · by WileyPink · 6 replies · 49+ views
    Mississippi Baptis Convention Board ^ | 11/28/2007 | Mellen Moore
    "Affirm God’s Good Plan" Background Passage: Genesis 1:1 – 2:25; Lesson Passages: Genesis 1:1, 26-28,31; 2:15-18, 21-25 Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male...
  • Baptist Sunday School Bible Study: “On Mission” Matthew 27:35-37, 45-50; 28:5-10, 18-20

    11/23/2007 3:03:03 PM PST · by WileyPink · 6 replies · 476+ views
    Mississippi Baptist Convention Board ^ | 11-22-2007 | Michael Smith
    Matthew 27:35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. Matthew 27:36 And sitting down they watched him there; Matthew 27:37 And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Matthew 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama...
  • Baptist Sunday School Bible Study: “Involved In Ministry” Matthew 25: 31-46

    11/16/2007 4:55:47 PM PST · by WileyPink · 13 replies · 556+ views
    Mississippi Baptist Convention Board ^ | 11-15-2007 | Michael Smith
    Matthew 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: Matthew 25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: Matthew 25:33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from...
  • Baptist Sunday School Bible Study: “A Place for All” Matthew 19:1-15

    11/09/2007 6:12:33 PM PST · by WileyPink · 55 replies · 63+ views
    Mississippi Baptist Convention Board ^ | 11-08-2007 | Michael Smith
    Matthew 19:1 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judea beyond Jordan; Matthew 19:2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there. Matthew 19:3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? Matthew 19:4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, Matthew 19:5 And said, For this cause...
  • BIBLE STUDY: Hebrews 13:1-25

    11/07/2007 3:05:51 PM PST · by janereinheimer · 6 replies · 82+ views
    The Holy Bible
    This final chapter of Hebrews brings many exhortations to the Jewish people. So what exactly is an exhortation? It's encouraging, challenging, comforting and guiding other people so that they can reach their full potential. Chuck Swindoll says it is the ability to bring encouragement, to help others see the relevance of Scripture, to give insightful counsel, to motivate, to comfort and to offer hope that prompts action. That's a big "to do list," don't you think? The Apostle Paul was always the teacher -- giving us lists of things to do and ways we can minister to others. So what...
  • BIBLE STUDY: Hebrews 12:1-29

    11/06/2007 1:14:01 PM PST · by janereinheimer · 7 replies · 661+ views
    The Holy Bible
    It's important in this chapter to differentiate "punishment" and "discipline." Punishment makes sure that a certain behavior will not continue. Discipline makes sure that a behavior will continue. For instance, if we are speeding up and down the highways, eventually we'll get a speeding ticket -- as a punishment. Speeding tickets are punishments. They're a way of making sure speeders stop speeding. Discipline is a little trickier to define. Making a child sit down and do homework is discipline. Discipline breeds self-discipline and eventually the child develops good study skills that come up out of parental discipline. Discipline sets up...
  • Baptist Sunday School Bible Study: “A Caring Community” Matthew 18:6-7, 10-22

    11/02/2007 2:27:49 PM PDT · by WileyPink · 24 replies · 632+ views
    Mississippi Baptist Convention Board ^ | 11-01-2007 | Michal Smith
    Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:7 Woe unto the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh! Matthew 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in...
  • BIBLE STUDY: Hebrews 11:1-40

    10/30/2007 9:33:11 AM PDT · by janereinheimer · 9 replies · 705+ views
    The Holy Bible This link will let you see the trek of the Israelites from the time they left Egypt, where they crossed the Red Sea, and finally to the promised land. This chapter in Hebrews is known for its testaments of faith. In fact, it is often referred to as the "Hall of Faith." Faith is defined in verses 1-2: Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what...
  • BIBLE STUDY: Hebrews 10:1-39

    10/29/2007 8:52:14 AM PDT · by janereinheimer · 3 replies · 53+ views
    The Holy Bible
    We are reminded again in this chapter, in verse 4b, that it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to redeem a person from sin. Then in verses 5-7, Christ addresses his father directly: Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. Then I said, "Here I am -- it is written about me in the scroll -- I have come to do your will, O God." These words are actually the same as David's in Psalm 40:6-8. The Hebrews are reminded...
  • Sunday School Bible Study – “Centered on Christ” Matthew 16:13-28

    10/26/2007 2:12:33 PM PDT · by WileyPink · 125 replies · 894+ views
    Mississippi Baptist Convention Board ^ | 10-24-2007 | Michael Smith
    Matthew 16:13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? Matthew 16:14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. Matthew 16:15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath...
  • BIBLE STUDY: Hebrews 9:1-28

    10/26/2007 9:34:59 AM PDT · by janereinheimer · 6 replies · 470+ views
    The Holy Bible
    This chapter of Hebrews will speak to all of you who feel like you are not forgiven for something or other that you've done in your life. Read it. And read it again. Copy the verses that are particularly meaningful to you -- those verses that bring you peace when their meanings flow like a river through your consciousness. This particular chapter is one of my favorites in the entire Bible. I hear God speaking to me especially through these verses. I feel Christ looking over my shoulder as I write about him. I feel the comfort of the Holy...
  • BIBLE STUDY: Hebrews 8:1-13

    10/25/2007 9:05:54 AM PDT · by janereinheimer · 2 replies · 37+ views
    The Holy Bible
    This part of the letter to the Hebrews is a reminder that the original covenant that God had made with the Israelites was not a perfect law. It was not perfect because it did not contain any method of redemption. It was a kind of "do this -- do that" list of expectations that God had of his children. On the other hand, when he sent his son Jesus to deliver a new covenant, he also included redemption. And through this redemption came the promise of salvation. This new covenant is stated in verses 8-12: But God found fault with...
  • BIBLE STUDY: Hebrews 7:1-28

    10/24/2007 5:11:18 PM PDT · by janereinheimer · 16 replies · 1,126+ views
    The Holy Bible
    In this chapter we read about Melchizedek again. In these opening verses of this chapter, there is some clarification, I think, as to whether Melchizedek is an allegorical incarnation of Christ. Aside from being the King of Salem (verse 2), and actually meeting Abraham (who gave him a tithe from the plunder that Abraham had gathered up when he beat the socks off the kings during that mighty war), Melchizedek, in verse 3, is described as: Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth...
  • BIBLE STUDY: Hebrews 6:1-20

    10/23/2007 1:13:15 PM PDT · by janereinheimer · 5 replies · 41+ views
    This chapter contains another stern warning to the Hebrews. We find it in verses 4-6: It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God, and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace. That's a stern warning, indeed. For if we reject Christ in our lives, we are...
  • Sunday School Bible Study – “Practice Genuine Purity” Matthew 15:1-20 [Bible Study Caucus]

    10/19/2007 2:06:04 PM PDT · by WileyPink · 40 replies · 855+ views
    Mississippi Baptist Convention Board ^ | 10-19-2007 | Michael Smith
    Matthew 15:1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, Matthew 15:2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. Matthew 15:3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? Matthew 15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. Matthew 15:5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever...
  • BIBLE STUDY: Hebrews 3:1-19

    10/19/2007 10:35:00 AM PDT · by janereinheimer · 2 replies · 38+ views
    Holy Bible, New International Version | Jane Reinheimer
    The point Iponder as I'm reading this chapter is this: When I think of the way that Israel wandered do I ever say to yourself, "I would never have acted like that." Is that really true? I pray to God to show me my weakness ask for his help to correct my weaknesses. This chapter begins with a metaphor. Moses is compared to a servant in the house. God is the builder of the house. Jesus, as God's son, takes better care of the house than a servant would. We hear the Holy Spirit talk in this chapter. The Holy...
  • BIBLE STUDY -- Book of Hebrews

    10/18/2007 9:08:49 AM PDT · by janereinheimer · 8 replies · 189+ views
    Hebrews 2: 1-18 There are five warnings to the Hebrews contained in this book of the Bible. The first of these warnings can be found in verses 1-4: We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. God also testified to it by...
  • BIBLE STUDY -- Book of Hebrews

    10/17/2007 10:20:26 AM PDT · by janereinheimer · 25 replies · 260+ views
    Holy Bible, New International Version | Jane Reinheimer
    Hebrews 1: 1-14 There is some dispute about who wrote the Book of Hebrews. It's been widely credited to the Apostle Paul. But Paul identified himself in all of his other writings. There is no indication anywhere in the Book of Hebrews as to who physically wrote the book. We have to remember that all of scripture is from God, our Heavenly Father, through the Holy Spirit. Not sure if it matters a whole lot as to whose pen the Holy Spirit decided to use to bring these messages to mankind. It does appear though, from the writings, that Hebrews...
  • Sunday School Bible Study – “Be Patient with Others” Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 [Bible Study Caucus]

    10/12/2007 1:55:25 PM PDT · by WileyPink · 10 replies · 896+ views
    Mississippi Baptist Convention Board ^ | 10-12-07 | Michael Smith
    Matthew 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: Matthew 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. Matthew 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. Matthew 13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? Matthew 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy...
  • Top Ten Ways to Spice Up Your Boring Bible Study

    09/20/2007 7:47:10 PM PDT · by ensignsj · 5 replies · 49+ views
    The Holy Observer ^ | The Holy Observer
    10. Start floating air biscuits and wave your hand in front of your face, exclaiming "Whooo, who was that?!?" 9. Mention you're not sure who you'll vote for in the upcoming democratic primary. 8. Show up dressed like Huggy Bear. Act offended if anyone comments. 7. Explain how you're so glad all people go to Heaven because witnessing is such a drag. 6. Two words: Leather Pants
  • Top Pentagon Officers Face Discipline for Endorsing Christianity

    08/27/2007 6:19:54 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 15 replies · 697+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Aug. 26 2007 | Ethan Cole
    Seven high-ranking officers, including four generals, could face discipline for what the Pentagon considers their promotion of Christianity. The Pentagon inspector general found the seven officers to be engaged in misconduct when they appeared in a promotional fundraiser video for the evangelical group Christian Embassy three years ago, according to OneNewsNow. Christian Embassy was founded by the late Dr. Bill Bright of Campus Crusade for Christ and ministers to diplomats, government leaders and military officers. The ministry holds prayer meetings each Wednesday morning at the Pentagon. The officers were said to be in uniform at the Pentagon when they expressed...
  • Sunday School Bible Study – Nahum 1:1-3, 7-8, 3:1-7, 19 [Bible Study Caucus]

    06/16/2007 4:20:01 PM PDT · by WileyPink · 14 replies · 281+ views
    Mississippi Baptist Convention Board ^ | 06/15/2007 | Charles Rogers
    “Affirm God’s Justice” Nahum 1:1-3, 7-8, 3:1-7, 19 Nahum 1:1 The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite. 2 God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. 3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. 7 The LORD is good, a stronghold in...
  • Sunday School Bible Study – 2 Peter 3:1-18 [Bible Study Caucus]

    05/26/2007 6:33:34 PM PDT · by WileyPink · 13 replies · 433+ views
    Mississippi Baptis Convention Board ^ | 05/26/2007 | Ivan Parke
    “Maximum Effort Is Required” Chapter three begins with a “purpose” statement, the reason why Peter wrote a second letter to the same readers (v. 1): “that you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles” (v. 2). Disclosing his intent logically follows the lengthy censure of false teachers in chapter two. Peter’s readers, bombarded with “heresies” (2:1), “false words” (2:3), “deceptions” (2:13), and “errors” (v. 17) would struggle to “remember the [right] words.” Chapter three is a response to two troublesome realities: [a] Rise of Religious...
  • Sunday School Bible Study - 2 Peter 1:1-11 [Bible Study Caucus]

    05/05/2007 5:14:25 PM PDT · by WileyPink · 37 replies · 423+ views
    Mississippi Baptis Convention Board ^ | 05/05/2007 | Ivan Parke
    Sunday, May 6 “Growth Is Intentional” 2 Peter 1:1-11 Webster’s defines “growth” as “progressive development: evolution; increase, expansion.” In the first half of chapter one, Peter profiled spiritual maturity, a kind of growth that does not “just” happen. Verses 5-7 itemize seven character traits, the greatest one being “love” (v. 7; see also 1 Cor. 12:31-13:13). Two factors promote their development: [a] God’s Initiative and [b]Individual Involvement.
  • Bible Study Made Easy

    04/15/2007 1:42:11 PM PDT · by WileyPink · 25 replies · 666+ views
    One News Now ^ | 04/12/2007 | Randall Murphree
    A few years back, one-third of freshmen entering Wheaton College (Illinois) didn't know that Paul's travels are recorded in Acts or that the Christmas story is found in Matthew. Gary Burge, Ph.D., Wheaton professor of New Testament, reported these findings from a Bible literacy test administered to incoming freshmen. Burge also said he asked 45 seniors to paraphrase, from memory, the Ten Commandments. Only one student could do so. Though these students are mostly from strongly evangelical churches, their ignorance of Bible basics is disturbing. The professor maintained that biblical illiteracy is "a universal and growing problem" among students and...
  • Sunday School Bible Study - 1 Peter 3:13 – 4:6 [Bible Study Caucus]

    04/14/2007 5:02:27 PM PDT · by WileyPink · 21 replies · 1,283+ views
    Mississippi Baptis Convention Board ^ | 04/14/2007 | Ivan Parke
    Sunday, April 15 “Prepare for Suffering” 1 Peter 3:13-4:6 By Ivan Parke In the study course Empowered Parenting, Robert J. Morgan titled chapter 12 “Painful Parenting: When Children Break Your Heart.” Similar wording would depict accurately this life, “When — NOT If — You Suffer.” Jesus repeatedly warned His followers to expect persecution: “You will be hated by all on account of My name” (Mt. 10:22a). He also encouraged them, “Blessed are you when men cast insults at you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, on account of Me. Rejoice, and be glad, for...
  • Survey: 68 percent of churches took part in VBS in 2006 [evangelism efforts across denominations]

    01/09/2007 7:03:12 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 1 replies · 278+ views
    Baptist Press News ^ | Jan 8, 2007
    PHOENIX (BP)--Nearly all churches were involved in some way in evangelism during the past year, though many churches place a low priority on increasing their community outreach, according to research released by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Research released in the January/February edition of LifeWay’s Facts & Trends magazine examines the level of involvement of U.S. Protestant churches in evangelism and community outreach, as well as what obstacles hold them back from being even more involved. The study, conducted for Facts & Trends by Ellison Research of Phoenix, is a representative sample of 811 Protestant senior pastors...
  • Georgetown bars ministries from campus

    08/26/2006 5:36:29 PM PDT · by FJ290 · 41 replies · 792+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2006 | Gary Emerling and Michael Hunsberger
    Georgetown University has banned outside Protestant ministries from holding on-campus events and using the school's name, prompting group leaders to question whether the prestigious Catholic school is restricting religious choice. "All we're wanting is diversity," said Kevin Offner, a staff leader for InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship. "We're simply saying, 'Can't we worship and conduct our meetings in a way appropriate to our tradition?' And it feels like [Georgetown is] saying 'no.' " In a letter last week to leaders of the campus's Affiliated Ministries, the Rev. Constance C. Wheeler, a Georgetown Protestant chaplain, said that "as a result of our...
  • Three Guidelines for Reading Scripture

    07/19/2006 7:38:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 376+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | July 19, 2006 | Mark Shea
    People who are approaching the Bible for the first time may be surprised to discover that the Church offers us only three basic guidelines for reading it.Three Guidelines These are: 1. Be especially attentive "to the content and unity of the whole Scripture"; 2. Read the Scripture within “the living tradition of the whole Church”; and, 3. Be attentive to the analogy of faith. In these deceptively simple guidelines are enfolded, like the oak tree in the acorn, the entire pattern for reading Scripture in a healthy way. Let's unpack them a bit. You Need the Whole of Scripture 1....
  • Judge Grants Injunction Allowing Child's Recess Bible Reading and Sharing

    03/24/2006 5:40:15 PM PST · by ChessMan · 17 replies · 517+ views
    Judge Grants Injunction Allowing Child's Recess Bible Reading and Sharing By Jim Brown and Jenni Parker March 24, 2006 (AgapePress) - A federal judge has ordered an elementary school in Knoxville, Tennessee, to stop prohibiting a fifth-grade student from reading his Bible with a friend during recess. Luke Whitson and his parents had filed a motion for preliminary injunction against Knox County School District officials for threatening to punish the fifth grader for reading his Bible during recess at Karns Elementary School. According to press reports, Knox County Schools officials had argued that Bible reading jeopardizes student safety. They also...
  • The Lord Will Not At All Acquit the Wicked

    03/06/2006 10:02:11 AM PST · by bremenboy · 49 replies · 579+ views
    The prophet Nahum writes about the Lord’s judgment against the Assyrian city of Nineveh (Nahum 1:1-2). In the context of Nahum’s inspired writing he penned the following statement: “The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet” (Nahum 1:3). The Lord is most certainly a God of patience and He is very longsuffering not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance (II Peter 3:9). However,...
  • UW to repeal RA Bible-study ban

    03/02/2006 4:35:26 PM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies · 230+ views
    Badger Herald ^ | March 2, 2006 | Kate Maternowski
    University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly announced a proposal Wednesday that would allow resident assistants to lead and participate in all activities, religious and otherwise, anywhere on campus. The proposed system-wide policy would replace previous policies, which varied among individual UW campuses, many of which banned RAs from holding or leading Bible studies within their rooms or residence halls. “You have to weigh and balance everything,” UW System spokesperson Doug Bradley said. “This [proposed policy] is the best way to ensure all students have access to everything our campus has to offer.” According to Reilly’s recommended policy, RAs are...
  • THE TEMPLE CLEANSER - Stedman Bible Study #7 - John 2:12-25

    02/24/2006 6:19:15 PM PST · by P-Marlowe · 5 replies · 248+ views
    Ray C. Stedman Library ^ | May 8, 1983 | Ray C. Stedman
      THE TEMPLE CLEANSER by Ray C. Stedman We are coming to that dramatic moment in the Gospel of John when our Lord first cleansed the temple. This may seem a rather strange passage for Mother's Day, but any mother who has had to clean out a teenagers' room after months of nagging will identify fully with this account! John gathers this event around three factors: where Jesus was; what he did; and what the disciples learned by watching what he did. Beginning in Chapter 2, Verse 12, John condenses about a week of time into two short verses concerning Jesus' whereabouts:...
  • Democrats in 2 Southern States Push Bills on Bible Study [Or: Howard Dean Finds Jesus] (NYT)

    01/27/2006 9:30:35 AM PST · by summer · 12 replies · 469+ views
    The NYT ^ | Jan 27, 2006 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 — Democrats in Georgia and Alabama, borrowing an idea usually advanced by conservative Republicans, are promoting Bible classes in the public schools. Their Republican opponents are in turn denouncing them as "pharisees," a favorite term of liberals for politicians who exploit religion. ...The Democrats who introduced the bills said they hoped to compete with Republicans for conservative Christian voters. "Rather than sitting back on our heels and then being knocked in our face, we are going to respond in a thoughtful way," said Kasim Reed, a Georgia state senator from Atlanta and one of the sponsors of...
  • Public schools looking at Bible literacy class

    01/26/2006 10:41:14 AM PST · by mlc9852 · 19 replies · 373+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | January 26, 2006 | Mike Linn
    High schools across the nation are considering an elective course in Bible literacy. That's pitting advocates of church-state separation against proponents of the class who say their mission is purely scholarly. Lawmakers in Alabama and Georgia in the past few weeks have introduced legislation clearing the way for their high schools to offer the course, which is based on the textbook The Bible and Its Influence. The book's publisher, the Fairfax, Va.-based Bible Literacy Project, says about 300 school districts are considering the course, which covers the Old Testament, followed by both Jews and Christians, and the New Testament, the...
  • State Senators (3 Dems!?) Propose (public high school) Bible Study (class)

    01/18/2006 3:27:41 PM PST · by mhking · 6 replies · 356+ views
    WXIA-TV Atlanta ^ | 1.18.06 | Michael King
    Three Democrats in the state senate have proposed an academic course on Biblical studies for Georgia’s public high schools. Senators Tim Golden (D-Valdosta), Doug Stoner (D-Smyrna) and Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta) say the proposal is designed to respect and comply with constitutional church versus state issues and Supreme Court rulings.
  • Bible Study Coming to New Braunfels ISD--Public School

    01/17/2006 11:36:18 AM PST · by ReaganandDubyaForever · 31 replies · 744+ views ^ | 1/17/2006
    One public school district voted Monday night to begin offering a new bible class as part of its curriculum. The elective course is called "The Bible and its Influence." Board members voted six to one to approve the new class. "The Bible is a fundamental document," says Rosalyn Bratcher with the New Braunfels ISD. "It has had a great influence in terms of politics, art, music, literature." The district says this course does not violate the First Amendment. "What makes it compliant is that we are teaching the Bible as a textbook and a document," adds Bratcher. Northeast ISD already...
  • Student tells Assembly panel he was shocked by Bible study ban

    12/14/2005 5:31:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies · 747+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | December, 14, 2005 | Ryan J. Foley
    Posted on Wed, Dec. 14, 2005 Student tells Assembly panel he was shocked by Bible study ban BY RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — Republican lawmakers praised a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire resident assistant on Tuesday for speaking out against a school practice prohibiting him from holding Bible studies in his dorm building. Lance Steiger told lawmakers he was stunned when a school official warned he could face disciplinary action for continuing to have weekly Bible studies in his dorm basement. He said he had never heard of the policy even though he had been a resident assistant...
  • Bible studies OK in dorm rooms (University of Wisconsin President Opinion))

    12/13/2005 1:09:42 PM PST · by UB355 · 25 replies · 638+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 12/13/2005 | Megan Twohey
    Reilly: Bible studies OK in dorm rooms The president of the University of Wisconsin System said today that university resident assistants should be allowed to conduct Bible studies and other religious activities in their dorms. It was the first time Kevin Reilly has voiced his personal opinion on the subject, which has inspired much controversy in recent months after a resident assistant at UW-Eau Claire complained that he was prohibited from leading Bible study in his dorm. “I’m inclined to take a Wisconsin common sense approach to this,” Reilly told lawmakers at a legislative hearing on the topic. “It seems...
  • (WI) AG Won't Rule on UW Dorm Bible Study

    11/23/2005 3:31:46 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies · 510+ views via AP Wire ^ | November 23, 2005 | Ryan Foley
    (Says could hurt if lawsuit filed) This is one legal fight Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager will sit out. Lautenschlager, who has used her office to go after oil companies, hospitals and even other government agencies, is declining to step into a debate over a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire policy banning resident assistants from holding Bible studies in their dorms. By refusing to issue an opinion on the constitutionality of the policy, the Democrat avoids taking a position on a controversial issue as she gears up for a tough re-election campaign for a second term as the state's top law enforcement...
  • University Bans Bible Study In Resident Assistant's Dorm<br>Congressman Calls For Hearings

    11/17/2005 10:37:42 AM PST · by mukraker · 44 replies · 1,162+ views
    UWEC Spectator ^ | Brian Reisinger
    The debate over University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's policy prohibiting resident assistants from conducting religious, political or sales-related activities in their residencies reached the state attorney general this week. UW System President Kevin Reilly enlisted the legal counsel of Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager in a Monday letter, asking for her to assess the legality of Eau Claire's ban on such activities. A group of legislators from around the state also requested Lautenschlager's opinion in a Wednesday letter. The System's decision to seek Lautenschlager's input came after Reilly and the Board of Regents recognized the legal complexity of the debate, Doug...
  • Campus religion revives

    11/11/2005 5:56:37 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies · 240+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 11/11/05 | Amy Gage
    Campus dwellers are observing, and studies are showing, that college students today are more religious than the previous generation. Anyone at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul who picks up the weekly bulletin of campus ministry ("The Good News") finds it full of upcoming events. One recent week, Solid Rock Bible Study met Wednesday evening in a student lounge. The contemporary praise and worship service "Ignite" was heldSunday night in an auditorium. "Theology on Tap," with free pizza and pop, featured a discussion on the topic "Sex and Faith." Are today's college-age students more religious than their parents...
  • College Bans Dormitory Bible Studies

    11/02/2005 11:47:38 AM PST · by NavVet · 189 replies · 3,381+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2 Nov 05 | NewsMax
    In a shameful attack on freedom of religion, the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire (UWEC) has banned resident assistants (RAs) from leading Bible studies in their own dormitories. The university claims the ban is necessary because some students might not feel RAs who lead Bible studies are "approachable.”

    10/05/2005 11:05:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 205 replies · 2,785+ views ^ | 10-05 | Spirit Daily
    POPE HIT THE MARK: AT ROOT OF CATHOLIC PROBLEMS IS LACK OF BIBLICAL SPIRITUALITYHe could not have hit it more squarely on the head. Pope Benedict XVI, toiling quietly, with little of the visibility enjoyed by his predecessor, nonetheless was giving hints that he is doing what he always has, what he is used to doing, what he did for a quarter of a century as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger: working behind the scenes to hold the world's most important institution together, and he is starting where it must start, where it needs to start, where so many of the problems...