Psalms Session 02

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In our second session on the Psalms we consider the Psalms in terms of their relationship to the ups and downs of real life. In the Wisdom Psalms we are called to the higher reality of the Lords truth and righteousness. In the Royal Psalms we lay a foundation for understanding the Lord’s politics for planet earth, mediated through His chosen Messiah. In the Hymns we celebrate on the mountaintops where everything is working as it should. In the Lamentations we are in the pits, in the valley of the shadow of death and our only hope is in the Lord’s salvation. In the Thanksgivings we are learning that praise and thanks are the first steps out of the pit, back to a higher view of life, and especially the Lord-God who is holy and gracious. *Click here to go to the page for this whole study.


Classes Begin: New Study on the Psalms

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We began our new classes this week and it looks like things are off to a good start. For our main Biblical Study this year, I will be teaching through the Psalms. The Prayer and Praise book of Ancient Israel, the Psalms are one of the most important collections in the Hebrew Scriptures. For the early Church, the Psalms pointed to Jesus. The Psalms give us inspired examples of prayer, praise, and lamentation. We begin our study by situating the Psalms in their historical and theological context and then briefly looking at Psalms 1 and 2 as the Introduction to the whole book. [ ST ]

UPDATE: Website Back Up

We have completed moving all our audio and resource files to handle all our download traffic. Everything should be back in place now. If you find a link that is bad, please let me know and I will get it fixed ASAP. You can email me here. [ST]

Jane Stevens Video Now Online


We have just posted the video of Jane Steven’s presentation, “A Vienna Walk Through the Bible.” If you were unable to attend the event, you can now watch it online!
If you click on the “vimeo” in the bottom right corner, you can go to our Vimeo page and download the video. This is a marvelous presentation; hope you enjoy it as much as we did. [ST]

Fall Classes Are Weeks Away!

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Fall classes are just around the corner. Our Newsletter is out with all of the information for sign ups. You can download it by clicking the image to the left. You can also sign up for classes on line now by clicking here. We have a lot going on this fall, so download the Newsletter to get all the information. Hope to see you in class!

Trip to Turkey 2015

ephesus pimped 02We currently working with our friend David Frazier (Equipping Servants International, missionary to Turkey for over 20 years) to plan a trip to Turkey for Spring of 2015. This fascinating and beautiful country was the “cradle of the early church.” Paul’s early missionary journeys were “headquartered” on the coasts of Asia Minor (modern Turkey). The Seven Letters to the Churches in the book of Revelation were all addressed to churches in Asia Minor. If you are interested in this trip, click on the link below to get more information or reserve your spot on this trip.

>Click here to get more information or reserve a spot on this trip.

New Daniel Series and Prophecy Collection

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This past Sunday, Stacy began a six week overview of the Book of Daniel and First Evan. I am thankful for Jeff Findlay inviting me to come teach and share on this critical book from the Hebrew Scriptures. We have also collected several of our studies related to eschatology (the study of last things) in one place. Click on the image above to go to the new page with all the resources. If you are interested in attending the Daniel study, it is from 6-7 PM in the fellowship hall at First Evan. [ST]

2014 SBS Complete Series Now Available

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Learning to Listen in an Age of Distraction
The complete series for our Summer Bible Study 2014 is now available.

Click here to go to the page with all of our resources.

Hebrews: Complete Series Available

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The complete series for Hebrews is now available. In this 25 session comprehensive study, we trace the intricately crafted message of the powerful and difficult letter. Written to a group of Jewish Christians being tempted to leave their faith in Christ, this letter (which is probably a written sermon) still speaks as powerfully today as it did when it was first written and read to its first audience.
Click here to get the notes and audio.

New Class for Home-Schoolers this Fall

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This fall, we will be offering a class for home-schoolers, 10-12 grade, entitled Building a Biblical Worldview. This class will be structured around the principles of MilktoMeat with an emphasis in training our students to deal with the spiritual challenges they will face as they enter college, university, and the secular world.


We are offering the class through Cordova Tutorial and you can find the course description here:
High School Class Info
You can also find the class registration information here:
Cordova Tutorial Homepage

Class registration begins this Monday, April 14.

If you know of any home-schooling families who might be interested in this course, please help us get the word out.

Spring Newsletter Now Available

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Our Spring Newsletter is now available for download here.
Get updates on our upcoming Summer Bible Study, MilktoMeat being translated into Spanish and a new Homeschool course based on MilktoMeat.

You can also find our Newsletter and Email Updates Sign Up Page here.

The Problem with Chapters and Verses

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When the Bible was written there were no headings, no chapters, and no verses. In fact most of the books of the Bible didn't even have a title when they were originally written! While the books of the New Testament were given names very quickly, it wasn't until the 12th century that chapters were added into the Bible. Later in the 16th century verses were added as well.

Chapters and verses are great reference tools. Imagine how long it would take turn to the same passage on a sunday morning without them! While chapter and verse divisions are great for reference, in certain places they created problems for reading and understanding the Scripture. The main problem that arises from chapters and verses is that we begin to see divisions in the books of the Bible. Instead of seeing one continuous work we divide it into sections and miss the flow of thought presented in the book itself.

Let me give two examples where the verse and chapter divisions distract from the argument of a passage. Read More...