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Genesis 2:15 — Part Five

Here’s another response from one of my reviewers. At first glance, I think the interpretation is a little speculative … The interpretation of “dress” bothers me, because in the English text, the object of it is “it” — the garden. … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:15 — Part Four

Here’s the way another of my reviewers responded. I like the way you have explained this verse in the lesson, but I still think God had Adam and Eve doing important, meaningful work in the garden while also worshipping, resting … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:15 — Part Three

When I sent the lesson on Genesis 2:15 to my review team, I received several responses from people who preferred the PDK interpretation. Here’s the first: I see where you are going with this, but I have never seen a … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:15 — Part Two

As I mentioned in my last post, I wrote a lesson on Genesis 2:15. Here is the relevant part of that lesson, with slight alterations to make it less “lessony.” We have a purpose. God made humans for a reason. … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:15 — Part One

Five or six years ago, in a Sunday school class at our church, we took a course in Genesis from a professor of Bible at a major Christian college. His outline point for Genesis 2:15-25 was “The Responsibility of Man.” … Continue reading

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The Gospel

Imagine a friend walking up to you one day and saying, “Have you heard the good news?” You’d wait a second or two for him to complete his thought, and then you’d ask, “Good news about what?” The word “gospel” … Continue reading

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The Mysteries

In the New Testament, the word “mystery” almost always refers to information that had been previously unknown. A mystery was a revelation from God that had been revealed to the author of that book of Scripture but hidden from everyone … Continue reading

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Paul’s Ministry

The apostle Paul must have been an egomaniac, right? Consider these points: In his gospel, the apostle John never refers to himself by name and only once by the personal pronoun “I.” Paul, in his letters, refers to himself by … Continue reading

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Interpreting Galatians

The Holy Spirit inspired Paul to write the book of Galatians to explain the differences between law and grace. For much of the first two chapters, Paul points to the differences between himself, the apostle of grace, and the twelve, … Continue reading

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The Twelve

The ministry of the Apostle Paul is, we believe, greatly misunderstood. Coming to grips with his message may be the largest hurdle in a proper understanding of Scripture. Some try to lump him with the twelve by claiming that it … Continue reading

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