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Here’s what I’m thinking when I read the Bible.

A.D. 95 Revelation

Finally!  I’ve completed my reading of The New Testament:  As It Was Written (reading through the New Testament in the order of which the books and epistles were written, approximately).  Here are my notes for Revelation: Ch. 1 – How … Continue reading

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90-95 A.D. – Letters of John

My notes from the Letters of John: I John, Ch. 1 – Jesus is from the beginning (v. 1).  Does this mean the beginning of time or the beginning of His introduction by John the Baptizer, or what? I John, … Continue reading

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Terrorism- just calling it as I see it

Years ago when my children were young, I instructed them on how to react during a terrorist attack.  This was pre-9/11, pre-terrorist jargon, pre-radical Islamic militant worries, but nevertheless, amidst bullying and oppression by assorted individuals and groups. I taught … Continue reading

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85 A.D. – John

Ch. 1 – Everything that exists was filtered through the Word of God:  Jesus (verses 3 & 10). Life was not in the molecular makeup of the universe.  It was in Jesus (v. 4) The Light of Jesus cannot be … Continue reading

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68 A.D. – Jude

Just finished reading and taking notes on the letter by Jude.  For such a small work, it is rich with truths.  Here are my observations: V. 3 – Salvation is common.  It is for all, but clearly not received by … Continue reading

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68 A.D. – II Peter

I’m working my way to the end of reading The New Testament: As It Was Written.  Here are my personal observations from II Peter: Ch. 1 – Peter cites a progression of discipleship in verses 5-7 that begins with faith, … Continue reading

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67-68 A.D. – I Peter

Here are my personal notes and questions about I Peter as I continue reading The New Testament: As It Was Written Ch. 1 – The elect (v. 2) are believers then and now whom God knew and knows, of whom … Continue reading

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67 A.D. – Hebrews

It’s been a while since I posted any personal commentary in my reading, The New Testament – As It Was Written (a Bible reading emphasis in my church this year).  Here are some thoughts on the Letter to the Hebrews,  … Continue reading

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66 A.D. – Second Timothy

I’m nearing the end of my first read-through of The New Testament – As It Was Written, and if you’ve been following, I’m making notes as I go (and as I usually do when reading the Bible).  Here are my … Continue reading

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66 A.D. – Mark

My notes (and questions) from reading the Book of Mark recently: Ch. 1 – Oppression is a work of Satan carried out by his demonic angels (verses 21- 32, and many more).  It seems that demon-possessed people were often encountered … Continue reading

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