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NewLSFB474: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Acts 15 and 16

I’m always struck by the last scene in chapter 15. It’s in verses 36 through 41. Paul suggested to Barnabas that they go and see how well the followers were doing in the cities they had visited and preached in. Barnabas said, “Hey, let’s take my cousin, John Mark along with us.” Paul said, “Yeah,…

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NewLSFB324: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – Titus 1-3

Many or most of those participating in Dog Days of Podcasting are listening to all or most of the other DDP podcasts, so I feel the need to explain some of the points that the Apostle Paul made in this letter to Titus. I know that there are some who have limited knowledge of the Bible,…

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NewLSFB318: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – 2 Timothy 1 and 2

Remember that Paul considered Timothy his son in the faith. It was he that brought the Gospel to Timothy and introduced him to Jesus. And now, as Paul is in prison and unsure of his future, he has some final words of advice. Since he is in prison because of his faith, foremost in his…

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NewLSFB315: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – 1 Timothy 5 and 6

Paul’s advice to Timothy on how to deal with different age groups is very good. I have known of young pastors who went counter to this advice, very much to the detriment of their ministry. When a young so-called leader does not properly honor the more senior members, feelings are hurt and it is very…

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NewLSFB312: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – 1 Timothy 3 and 4

Paul has good advice for Timothy on pastoring a church. One of the most important parts of being an effective pastor is having a godly support team. Different churches have different names for them, but in the translation we’re using, the words bishop and deacon are used. Their functions and qualifications differ, but the bottom…

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NewLSFB309: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – 1 Timothy 1-2

Some background might be in order before we start 1 Timothy. Up to this point, Paul’s letters have been directed at specific churches. Beginning now with 1 Timothy, Paul’s letters are now directed at individuals. There are two letters to Timothy, a letter to Titus, and one to Philemon. Like Paul, Timothy and Titus were…

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NewLSFB306: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – 2 Thessalonians 1-3

Paul was telling the church at Thessalonica that they shouldn’t panic when people come around saying that Jesus had already returned. Yes, Jesus is coming back, to be sure. And it will be a very good thing when He does, but there are some things that must happen before that takes place. And then Paul…

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NewLSFB303: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – 1 Thessalonians 4 and 5

Most of us who are serious about Bible study know that reading from more that one translation is a good thing, especially if we’re going to be teaching or preaching. Today’s reading is an excellent example of why this is a good idea. The translation we’re using this week is the Good News Translation. Chapter…

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NewLSFB300: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – 1 Thessalonians 1-3

Just a short background on 1 Thessalonians before I share a few of my thoughts from today’s reading: It is thought by many scholars that this is the oldest of Paul’s letters (or epistles) to the churches. Thessalonica was the major city in Macedonia when Paul wrote to the church there. The church had as…

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NewLSFB298: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – Colossians 3 and 4

The main verse that just caused me to almost stand up and cheer was chapter 3, verse 2. Here it is again: “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” Remember, yesterday I spent the entire day writing and producing an episode of the Lifespring! podcast dealing with the SCOTUS decision…

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