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So Simple A Child Could Understand!: “How To Study And Understand The Bible” (http://www.uniquebiblestudy.com/how-to-study-the-bible-b.htm)

This is so basic and so important to know!

Shepherd/Guardian

Rule-1.    All interpretations belong to God.

In Genesis 40:8, this is written:  

And they said to him,  “We each have dreamed a dream,  and there is no interpreter of it.”   And Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell them to me, please.” (Genesis 40:8 NKJV)

The same verse in other versions of the bible:

They said to him, “We have had dreams, and there is no one to interpret them.” And Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Please tell them to me.” (NRSV)

They replied, “We have each had a dream, but there is no one to interpret it.” “Are not interpretations God’s business?” Joseph asked them. “Tell me about them.” (NJB)

Why all interpretation belong to God?

In the following verses these are also written:

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for…

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They Need to Hear from God

Tomorrow being Sunday, my prayer is that more preachers will preach the Word, for God’s sake!!!  People need salvation, not programs!!!   We need to Hear from God!!!

Samuel at Gilgal

WorshipRon Owens:

Recently . . . a pastor shared with me that he now had less than twenty minutes to preach on Sunday morning because more time was needed for “worship.” He said the music portion of the service was expanding, and now that a drama skit was being included each week something had to be cut. They had mailed out a survey to the church membership. The question was: Which would you prefer: (1) Add fifteen minutes to the length of the service? (2) decrease the “worship” time? (3) shorten the sermon? The majority chose to have a shorter sermon.

As we analyze this, several things surface. First of all, this is not a unique situation for a pastor in America. It is, rather, a picture of church today, both from the standpoint of the leadership and of the people. The people want to be entertained, and the church…

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