By W. Larry Richards

The considerable existence Bible Amplifier sequence is geared toward helping
readers comprehend the Bible greater. instead of in simple terms providing comments
on or in regards to the Bible, each one quantity seeks to allow humans to
study their Bibles with fuller understanding.
To achieve this activity, students who're additionally confirmed communicators
have been chosen to writer each one quantity. the elemental idea
underlying this mixture is that scholarship and the power to
communicate on a favored point fit skills.
While the Bible Amplifier is written with the wishes and abilities
of laypeople in brain, it is going to additionally turn out useful to pastors and
teachers. past person readers, the sequence could be invaluable in church
study teams and as publications to counterpoint participation within the weekly prayer
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4-9), there are three words that say a great deal about Paul's understanding of Christianity: grace, peace, and thanks. Look up these three words in a concordance and make notes ofyour search. What do these words tell you about Christianity? 3. One of the most powerful statements in all of Scripture is: "God . . is faithful" (vs. 9). For a rewarding spiritual expe­ rience, find all the passages in both the Old and New Testa­ ments that refer to God's faithfulness. Connect your find­ ings to the concept of our faith, particularly with regard to the interrelationship between God's faithfulness and your personal faith.

A theme we often overlook in Paul is the prommence he gives to . God. We think so often ofJesus in connection with the gosp l, which . is good of course. But it is God who gives growth (vs. 7); It IS God � � who ga e His Son (Rom. �I. 4: 14; see alsoJohn 3 : 16); . it is God who was in Christ, reconcilmg the world to Himself (2 Cor. 5: 18, 19); it is God's power and righteousness unto our salva­ tion (Rom. I : 16, 17). The list could be expanded. ersons, even great apostles like himself, but God and God alone who awakens � love in the heart, who re-creates us into a new people He t kes to .

Refuse" referred earth" also is related to clean­ trash that is tossed out. The "scum of that comes off when washing a ing. The scum is more like the stuff e a very unp eas nt po tr yal. dirty vessel. With both words, we hav al mearung m Paul s ume, The word for "scum" carried an addition ians, since it was the custo which was surely known by the Corinth out to sea some lowly wretch m in Athens, during a plague, to throw unfortunate person was pro­ the hope of appeasing the gods, and the ). nounced the "scum" (Robertson, 108 � � � � � � � A "father" appeals to his "children" (vss.

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