Monthly Archives: January 2014

Striking a Balance: On Memorizing Scripture

As many of you know, I have been memorizing the Greek text of Philippians (NA27). As of this morning, I have memorized Philippians 1:1-19. It has taken me about a month to memorize these 19 verses. Though the holidays served … Continue reading

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Translation Tuesday: Chrysostom Week 4

Remember, although I attempted to provide a footnote for all words used 20x or less in the New Testament with a gloss, I may have missed some. Also, you may not know all words used more than 20x in the … Continue reading

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Stair Climber Extraordinaire

My six month old Elijah was crawling around this morning. He found his way to the stairs. Typically he likes to camp out around that area as there is a doorstop he loves playing with. All of a sudden, the … Continue reading

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QOTD: Spurgeon on Humility

I came across this quote while preparing for my sermon tonight on Micah 6:1-8. Do you now account yourself to be a very experienced Christian, quite a useful member of the church, an ornament to society, a person considerably looked … Continue reading

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Habakkuk’s Complaint

The book of Habakkuk is an oracle in the form of dialogue between God and his prophet. Habakkuk does not understand the ways of his God, and he wants an explanation. The dialogue proceeds as follows: C1: God, you allow … Continue reading

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Jonah, Nahum, and Habakkuk: Some Thoughts

This Sunday I will be teaching through the book of Habakkuk in a class on the Minor Prophets at Cary Alliance Church. Over the past month or so, I have taught through Jonah, Micah, Nahum, and now Habakkuk. After this … Continue reading

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Recitation of Philippians 1:1-18

I just finished memorizing the next section. Here’s the video of my memory work in Philippians to date. [Note: There are two mistakes in the video (I thought I was going to have it perfect this time . . . … Continue reading

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