Weekly Scripture Passage 27 Oct 08

Ephesians 1:7-14

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known [3] to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, 12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. 13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is the guarantee [4] of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, [5] to the praise of his glory.

258 Theological Questions Answered

Here is an excellent resource from http://www.bible.org. Bible.org has produced a translation called The NET Bible (and here) which uniquely includes the translator notes. They have also developed a web-based bible study tool called The NeXt Bible Learning Environment …check it out.

In addition, the following link is to 258 Theology Questions Answered from bible.org’s Theology Program for lay people. Each subject is usually a pithy video about the subject matter presented in a classroom setting. It only cost you $500…no, just kidding… it’s free! There are questions that give answers to the essentials to Christianity and also to some that are a little more controversial but makes note of that next to the link. 


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Weekly Scripture Passage 19 Oct 08

Ephesians 1:1-6

1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,

To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful [1] in Christ Jesus:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us [2] for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. [ESV]

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Scripture Memory Challenge

I have decided to get serious about memorizing scripture.  I have never really developed the discipline.  The other day I came across the following blog post on the ESV.org blog while checking out their new study bible (which is incredible if you have seen it yet -go here).   I would like to share the blog with you and some other helpful resources.  

Here is the initial blog post that I read:

http://www.esv.org/blog/2008/07/memorizing.ephesians.provocations

Then…

http://timmybrister.com/2008/07/12/memory-moleskine/

Listen to this excellent interview of Dr. Andy Davis:

He also preached on this subject at a recent Founders Conference which is very helpful:

Watch the following for inspiration:

http://www.esv.org/blog/2006/11/watch.heb.9.10.ferguson

http://www.esv.org/blog/2008/10/psalm.145.ferguson

If you have a little more time here is the recitation of all of the book of Hebrews: http://www.esv.org/blog/2007/09/ferguson.hebrews.complete

I will be posting on my memorization experience over the next 26 weeks.

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