There were two apostle Paul's. The old, sinful Paul and the new, born-again Paul. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, there are two "you's" also. There was the old and now the new, the sinful you and the righteous you.
Life would be hard without bread but, did you know there is one Bread that is necessary for everyone? Just as bread is considered the "staff of life" there is a Living Bread which is the staff of "ETERNAL LIFE"!
When Jesus used the phrase "under my wings" it was a reference to an ancient custom that is still practiced today in some parts of the world. It’s the idea of coming under the covering of someone or something for protection and provision
Thanks for looking in. I'm Val Black, a retired printer and now in my "golden years". Speaking of gold, I've yet to find any of value except in the Word of God. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in 1981. During that time our pastor asked for volunteers to teach the Bible to various age groups within our church. When I was a teenager I did some hand-puppet work to entertain a younger friend and so, with that experience I thought with certainty the pastor would have me entertaining kids in the youth group. But I was very surprised and shocked when he picked me to teach the senior citizen Bible class!
Now, the pastor was also part of the senior citizen class. I didn't know that much about the Bible so I started cramming as much as I could before teaching my first lesson. Again to my surprise, the first lesson went very well. In fact, the pastor made a comment that he thought the church had discovered someone with a gift of teaching, or something to that effect.
But more importantly, I discovered something and that was how exciting the Bible really could be if a person will put their mind to studying scripture as opposed to just reading it. That has been about 38 years ago and since then I've put together a lot of lessons. That is the purpose of this blog, to share the Bible with you.
I challenge anyone that if they really want to know the Bible, start a Bible study to teach others. The class could consist of just one or two people at home or you could volunteer to teach a larger class in church. But that is how you will learn and I guarantee, you will learn what the Holy Spirit is saying through the Word of God.
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