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Bible Commentaries

 

If you would like to spend more time studying a particular book of the Bible, perhaps you would enjoy these verse by verse commentaries. They are organized in a short devotional format, but they provide other passages for further study. Also, each commentary has an overview of the book, helping you identify the underlying themes and leading ideas.

 

 

Old Testament

Ecclesiastes -- "Living an Earthly Life with a Divine Perspective"
21 Ecclesiastes.pdf
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New Testament

Galatians -- "In Christ Alone"
48 Galatians.pdf
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Ephesians -- "A Worthy Walk"
49 Ephesians.pdf
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Philippians -- "Living a Christ-Centered Life"
50 Philippians.pdf
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Colossians -- "The Sufficiency of Christ"
51 Colossians.pdf
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1 Thessalonians -- "Excel Still More"
52 1-Thessalonians.pdf
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2 Thessalonians -- "The Lord of Peace"
53 2-Thessalonians.pdf
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1 Timothy -- "Fight the Good Fight"
54 1-Timothy.pdf
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1 John -- "That You May Know"
62 1-John.pdf
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2 John -- "Watch Yourselves"
63 2-John.pdf
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3 John -- "Commendable and Deplorable Role Models"
64 3-John.pdf
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Jude -- "Contend for the Faith"
65 Jude.pdf
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Biblical Worldview

 

I am convinced that many Christians today do not think "Christianly." They may have regenerated hearts but they have degenerate views of the world. While God may have their souls, Satan has their minds. They have been taken captive by worldly ideas, instead of taking all ideas captive to the obedience of Christ. Thus, I have studied in this area for quite some time, even as God has changed my own thoughts on many issues. The notes in this book are the record of my own pursuit of wisdom and a gift that I want to leave my family. It is called, "Uncommon Sense," and it briefly documents my understanding of what the Bible says about many critical issues of life. Topics include truth, morality, life, family, religion, government, Darwinism, humanism, socialism, Islam, and many more.

 

 

Uncommon Sense -- "A Sensible Faith in a Senseless World"
uncommon-sense.pdf
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Article: "Creation Is Crucial"
Does creationism matter? What are the ramifications of holding to a secular, naturalist, evolutionary position of our beginning?
01-creation-is-crucial.pdf
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Article: "Providence"
Does life unfold haphazardly or randomly or is there purpose behind its events? Is anyone in control of the world? Are we masters of our own fate? Is there such a thing as chance?
03-providence.pdf
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Article: "The Existence of Evil"
What is the origin of evil? Is the existence of evil a good case against God or evidence for His existence? Why doesn't God end all evil? Can God use evil for good?
04-existence-of-evil.pdf
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Article: "Common Morality, Common Sense"
Does it make sense to live in a society with no moral standard? Can we all just do whatever we want? Or is there a reason why our nation was built on the laws of nature and nature's God?
14 common morality.pdf
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Article: "Christmas Essentials"
We have heard the Christmas story so many times that we have lost the wonder of it. Some aspects of the Christmas story should never be forgotten. They are the Christmas essentials.
Christmas Essentials.pdf
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George Washington

Did God Have a Plan for America?

 

Most Americans don't know that our country has a Christian heritage, that the United States is a product of the Protestant Reformation, and the institutions that the Founders established were based on biblical principles. America was to be the great missionary nation, a light to all the world of what the redeeming power of the Gospel can do in the lives of individuals and societies. But, if that was our heritage and purpose, what has happened that we have the godless culture that we see today? Find out, as I lay out the rise, success, and fall of our republic in a series of articles called "TruView."

01: Is America a Christian Nation?
01 Is America Still a Christian Nation.p[...]
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02: Informed Citizens Are Free Citizens
02 Informed Citizens Free Citizens.pdf
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03: Education Is Key to Restoration
03 Education for Restoration.pdf
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04: God Governs in the Affairs of Men
04 God Governs Affairs of Men.pdf
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05: History Is God's Story of Liberty
05 God Story of Liberty.pdf
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06: The Continents Were Designed with Purpose
06 Continents of History.pdf
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07: Nations Reflect Religions
07 Nations and Religions.pdf
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08: America Was Reserved for Protestantism
08 American Soil Protestant Seeds.pdf
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09: The Vision for America Was for Propagating the Gospel
09 American Gospel Purpose.pdf
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10: The Ideals of America Were First Embodied in the Pilgrims
10 Pilgrims Embody Americanism.pdf
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Article: What Does It Mean to Be American?
00 What Does It Mean to Be American.pdf
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American Treasures -- Essential Reading for All Americans (Vol. 1) -- Founding Fathers
american-treasures-vol1-founders.pdf
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American Treasures II -- Essential Reading for All Americans (Vol. 2) -- Founding Fathers
american-treasures-vol2-founders.pdf
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American Treasures III -- Essential Reading for All Americans (Vol. 3) -- John Locke
american-treasures-vol3-jlocke.pdf
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Biblical Manhood

 

I believe that my most important assignments are to cultivate my marriage and to train my four children in a way that pleases the Lord. I've found that marriage and parenting are the hardest and most wonderful, adventures I've ever undertaken in life. Therefore, I plan to post a few of the things that God has convicted me to put into place, like a family mission statement, weekly family meetings, family policies, and intentional training with regards to my three boys.

Ten-Point Manhood Check for Dads
10-point-manhood-check.pdf
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Ten-Point Manhood Check for Boys
10-point-young-manhood-check.pdf
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Man Cards -- What Does It Take to Become a Man?
man-cards.pdf
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Created For Purity

Parents, help your kids survive the sexual temptations in our world today! A good friend of mine, Josh Bullard, has developed an excellent study for parents on moral purity. Here is a link to his website -- http://createdforpurity.com/

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Salt & Light

 

I am blessed to be a part of a Student Leadership Program at our school. We are concerned about the incredible rate at which we (the Church) are losing our teens, once they leave home. Thus, the Salt & Light Program is our attempt to equip young people to be ready to battle the worldviews and faith challenges that await them. Below are pieces of the curriculum that we have developed in the areas of leadership, worldview, evangelism, and apologetics.

Leadership Study 1 for Teens -- "Measuring Up to the Master"
A detailed study of Luke 2:52, regarding what Jesus was like as a young man
snl-assignment1-jesus.pdf
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Leadership Study 2 for Teens -- "The Four Levels of Leadership"
An introspective study based on the Naval Academy's levels of leadership
snl-assignment2-4levels.pdf
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Leadership Study 3 for Teens -- "Learning to Lead"
A two-part study focused on developing influence and learning from the example of Nehemiah
snl-assignment3-people.pdf
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Spiritual Gifts Assessment
snl-spiritual-gifts.pdf
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Leadership Lessons Learned Off Trail (in Alaska)
leadership off the trail.pdf
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Leadership Lessons Learned On Trail (in Wyoming-Montana)
leadership on the trail.pdf
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Devotions

 

One of my favorite ways to share what God has done in my life is through devotions. These are brief Bible studies for small groups, with straight-forward applicable principles to be used by any believer.

10 Devotions on Flexibility -- Written for 2015 Mexico Mission Team
devotional-flexibility.pdf
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10 Devotions on Integrity -- Written for 2018 Mexico Mission Team
integrity devotional.pdf
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I will soon be adding other things that I've written, like books, devotions, Bible studies, curriculum, poems, short stories, etc., so check back on a regular basis.