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Tuesday, 1 November 2016
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blog preview image The first letter to the Thessalonians is believed to be one of the first letters that Paul wrote. Paul wrote the letter to strengthen and encourage the church in Thessalonica, the capital and largest city of the Roman province of Macedonia, which was located at the crossroads of two of the major roads ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/01/2016 5:00 AM by Al Robbins
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Wednesday, 21 September 2016
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blog preview image Colossians is another one of the Prison Epistles, meaning Paul wrote it from prison. The church was not founded by Paul himself, but seemingly through the preaching of Epaphras (1:7). Paul states that Epaphras was a fellow servant who told Paul about the Colossians' love in the Spirit. For this reason, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/21/2016 6:00 AM by Al Robbins
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Monday, 29 August 2016
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blog preview image Paul's letter to the Philippians was written to the church at Philippi from prison (1:7, 13, 17). It is not mentioned as to where he was imprisoned. As Paul sat in prison, not knowing whether he would live or die, he writes that he is always grateful and is praying for the churches. Even though he is ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/29/2016 5:30 AM by Al Robbins
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Sunday, 21 August 2016
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blog preview image It is believed that Paul wrote the Epistle to the Ephesians from prison. It was written to encourage believers to walk as fruitful followers of Christ and to serve in unity and love in the midst of persecution. Instead of correcting issues within the churches, Paul writes a very positive and encouraging ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/21/2016 5:30 AM by Al Robbins
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Sunday, 14 August 2016
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blog preview image Galatia was a district in Asia Minor, although what the exact boundaries were are uncertain. The churches in Galatia were founded by Paul on his first missionary journey, and he had visited them on his second journey. Paul starts the epistle (letter) to the Galatian churches by identifying himself as ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/14/2016 5:30 AM by Al Robbins
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Tuesday, 2 August 2016
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blog preview image Second Corinthians (2 Corinthians) After writing the letter we know as First Corinthians, Paul received a report back from Titus about how they received the first letter and the rebuke that it included (2 Corinthians 7:5-9). Written about 2 or 3 years after First Corinthians, it seems to be in response ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/02/2016 5:30 AM by Al Robbins
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Saturday, 30 July 2016
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blog preview image Paul spent about eighteen months at Corinth during his second missionary journey (Acts 18:1-11). Corinth was a city of approximately 400,000 and a commercial center for the Mediterranean region, located about 50 miles west of Athens. The city was home to the temple of Venus (Aphrodite) which involved ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/30/2016 6:30 PM by Al Robbins
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Saturday, 23 July 2016
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blog preview image The next book in the New Testament is written by Paul written to the church at Rome, which explains the name "Romans." Paul uses this letter to develop a strong theological foundation to a church that was experiencing a relative peace but was soon to experience much persecution. Paul's letter showed ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/23/2016 6:30 AM by Al Robbins
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Saturday, 16 July 2016
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blog preview image Between the ministry and teaching of Jesus as narrated in the Gospels and the theology and doctrines as outlined in the epistles of Paul and the other New Testament writers is the book of Acts. It explains how the men who were so timid they ran at the crucifixion became bold apologists and changed the ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/16/2016 6:30 AM by Al Robbins
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Wednesday, 6 July 2016
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blog preview image by Pastor Al Robbins The Gospel of Luke The Gospel of Luke is written by Luke the Physician, and his orderly mind makes itself known both in the introduction to the book as well as the way that he writes. The introduction indicates that the book was written for a very specific purpose (so ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/06/2016 4:18 PM by Al Robbins
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Friday, 1 July 2016
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blog preview image by Pastor Al Robbins Through the summer, our blog is going to feature a number of articles in a series that will give an overview of the New Testament. An overview is often called a Survey, especially in relation to scripture, coming from the definition of survey as: "to look at and examine all parts ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/01/2016 4:00 PM by Al Robbins
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Friday, 20 May 2016
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by Pastor Al Robbins The first four books in the New Testament detail the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. These books are important to read to see what Jesus taught His disciples. Many versions of the Bible show the words of Jesus in red to emphasize them. However, although His words are very ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2016 10:38 PM by Al Robbins
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Wednesday, 23 March 2016
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by Pastor Al Robbins In the last article, I stated that a good place to begin a comprehensive reading of the Bible would be the Gospel of John (Where Should I Start Reading the Bible? part 1). This is because John focuses on the divinity of Jesus, the fact that Jesus is God. Once you have read John, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2016 3:16 PM by Al Robbins
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Tuesday, 22 March 2016
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by Pastor Al Robbins As was mentioned in an earlier post (Understanding the Bible, Part 1), the Bible is made up of 66 individual books. So, if these are separate books, how should they be read? The case can be made that there is a reason for the order of the books and therefore the books should ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2016 11:19 PM by Al Robbins
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Tuesday, 1 March 2016
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When we look at the scriptures, we see who we are in Jesus Christ, and what God has promised us as believers. The Bible is filled with hundreds of promises. Following is a very abbreviated list to help you get started. We are His children Galatians 4:4-6, Romans 8:15 We ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/01/2016 8:13 PM by Al Robbins
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