Bible Study Notes
Whenever I study a book of the Bible I try to write expository thoughts on each section of a few verses, and also make notes from the commentaries I have read. I have completed a few books and will be slowly making them available here.
|Mark||coming soon||PNTC Mark (James Edwards)|
|John||PTNC (D A Carson), BEC (Andreas Kostenberger)|
|Acts||in progress||BEC (Darrell Bock)|
|Ephesians||PNTC (Peter O’Brien), BST (John Stott)|
|Colossians & Philemon||PNTC (Douglas Moo), TNTC (N T Wright)|
|1 & 2 Thessalonians||PNTC (Gene Green), NICNT (Gordon Fee)|
|1 & 2 Timothy, Titus||NICNT (Philip Towner)|
|James||PNTC (Douglas Moo), ZEC (Craig Blomberg & Mariam Kamell)|
|1 Peter||BEC (Karen Jobes), REBC (J Darryl Charles)|
|1-3 John||coming soon||PNTC (Colin Kruse), REBC (Tom Thatcher)|
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My (Old) Articles
From time to time I write articles usually about Bible passages I have been studying or about theological issues I have been grappling with. I can’t promise they are full of great insights, but feel free to read them and get back to me with your thoughts.
Please note these are mainly PDF files, which you will need Adobe Acrobat to read.
|Sharing the Load||Exodus 18:1-27||Moses is willing to take some advice from the in-laws.|
|Prayer and Courageous Action||2 Chronicles 14-16||Lessons from the life of King Asa.|
|Qualified to Teach||Ezra 7:10||Ezra sets the example for all who are involved in teaching the word of God.|
|What’s the Point||Psalm 73||Asaph’s journey from doubt to faith.|
|In at the Deep End||Mark 6:7-13;30-32||Jesus sends his disciples out on a difficult mission.|
|On a Plate||Mark 6:14-29||Lessons from the beheading of John the Baptist.|
|You are the Christ||Mark 8:27-33||Peter calls Jesus “Christ” and Jesus calls Peter “Satan”.|
|Saving Faith||Luke 23:39-43||A look at the contrasting attitudes of the two criminals crucified either side of Jesus.|
|Tabitha Arise||Acts 9:36-42||Tabitha and Peter had radically different ministries, but both demonstrate the essence of being a disciple.|
|New Opportunities||Acts 11:19-26||The challenges and opportunities of new situations.|
|The Noble Bereans?||Acts 17:10-15||The Bereans are held up as worthy examples of discerning, Bible believing Christians, but do they really deserve their reputation?|
|I Tertius||Rom 16:22||One of the least famous Bible characters ever has a few lessons to teach us.|
|Rather be Wronged||1 Cor 6:1-8||Lessons from Paul’s teaching on how disagreements in the church should
|Varieties of Gifts||1 Cor 12:1-11||The temptation to focus on the definitions of the gifts can cause us to miss the whole point of this passage which is about the diversity of the gifts.|
|Every Member Ministry||1 Cor 12:14-26||Have we properly understood “every member ministry”? Are we making every effort to see that it happens?|
|The Way of Love||1 Cor 13:1-13||We all know we’re supposed to love, but what does it mean in practise?|
|Together Forever||1 Thess 4:13-18||In this potentially controversial passage, we are reminded of our future reunion with the Lord and each other.|
|People of the Day||1 Thess 5:1-11||What we need to know about the day of the Lord, and what we should be doing beforehand.|
|The Right Attitude||1 Thess 5:12-22||The importance of having a right attitude in all areas of life.|
|Letter to a Friend||3 John 1-4||Some thoughts on friendship from the short letter of 3 John.|
Calvinist are you?
|n/a||In this article I explore the range of possible views on God’s part
and our part in salvation, using the analogy of a chess