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Really Reading Romans References

So here are the commentaries I have been reading in preparation for the Romans sermon series I am about to beginning. New Interpreter's Bible Commentary – N.T. Wright Word Biblical Commentary – James B.G. Dunn New International Commentary on the New Testament – John Murray Cornerstone Biblical Commentary – Roger Mohrlang New Testament Commentary – William Hendriksen Baker Exegetical Commentary – Thomas R. Schreiner Romans – James Montgomery Boice I hope this will give me a balanced view of the…

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Word Biblical Commentary – Strange Layout

I picked up used copies of the Word Biblical Commentary for Romans. I wanted to get James B.G. Dunn's work to have another perspective from the New Perspective on Paul. Now, I think the layout for a commentary is pretty straightforward: verse, then comment on the verse. Maybe there will be an additional section for notes. Relatively easy. So I am doing my prep work for my upcoming sermon series on Romans and I begin to look over the Word…

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Joel Osteen and My Concern For You

I have been astounded at how many comments and emails I have received ever since I wrote some of my earlier posts on Joel Osteen. I have simply shown that his teachings do not fit the teachings of the Bible. Regardless of what I present, Joel Osteen is great and I am wrong for showing how his teachings are misleading. So I thought I would reveal more of Osteen's teachings, with the hope and prayer that this will help people…

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Recommended Commentaries – 1 Peter

When I begin a new exposition study with the church where I teach, I usually invest in a new commentary. Even if I have a few commentaries on a given book of the Bible, I try to add one more to my arsenal. The reason I do this is to continue to have new influences and teachings weighing upon my thoughts. Doing this continues to challenge my beliefs and views on a text and will hopefully give me some new…

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Just Arrived… Justification

I am excited that in today's mail came N.T. Wright's new book, Justification: God's Plan and Paul's Vision. Wtsbooks.com is already shipping the American version. I cannot hardly wait to dig into this book. I have read John Piper's thoughts in The Future of Justification. So, now it is N.T. Wright's turn. I hope the book lives up to my expectations and answers a lot of my questions about the New Perspective on Paul. I am currently reading Exegetical Fallacies…

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Angels and Demons 2

The other disturbing teaching in Dan Brown's book, Angels and Demons, is the consistent pushing of pantheism. If you are not sure what pantheism is, just read the following excerpts and you will know exactly what it is. _________________________ "The field is small," Kohler said, "but it's bringing fresh answers to some old questions – questions about the origin of the universe and the forces that bind us all. Leonardo believed his research had the potential to convert millions to…

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Angels and Demons

I have read the first 200 pages of Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. I do not relish reading this book. I do it to prepare for any religious uprising that may come from the movie to be released in May. I believe the Roman Catholic church has also condemned the movie and has called for a boycott. We will see what happens shortly. It seems that Angels and Demons attacks the Roman Catholic church rather than Jesus, the Bible,…

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What I Am Not Happy To Be Reading

With the movie release of Angels & Demons coming in May, I have begun to read the novel. I am not reading it because I like Dan Brown, his books, or anything of the like. But I fear that the mass hysteria that enveloped the country with the release of The Da Vinci Code will occur again with the release of Angels & Demons. So, I need to be ready to give an answer if the Bible and its authority…

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Review: NLT Discover God Study Bible

It seems that there has been a wave of new study Bibles hitting the market over the last six months. The NLT Discover God Study Bible is the latest in the streams of study Bibles. The Discover God Study Bible appears to be based on the work of Dr. Bill Bright. One motto of this work is, “The most important thing we can teach another believer is who God is.” Another motto found in this study Bible is, “We can…

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