Archive for the ‘Bible Study’ Category

Brain storming session on why Bible Study can be hard

Monday, May 11th, 2009

For my Psalm 119 study, I have found it quite difficult to do the study the way I want to.  As I have thought about this, an important question occured to me:  What makes Bible Study hard?  For me, it is not really the mechanics of Bible study ( although ...

What I have

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Well, I actually have quite a bit of information on Psalm 119:1-32.  The problem is I cannot decide how useful it is as most of it is just first draft thoughts, if you will.  Thoughts to get my mind working.  I will be putting some of it up soon, though.

Synonymous terms for God’s word – definition

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Earlier I gave a list of these terms, now here are the definitions. Words used as synonyms for God's Law, God's word: Strong's Hebrew #8451 - Definition ( in own words ): The law as defined by God to Moses.  It means, in this context, with the definate article, the instruction ...

Psalm 119 reading plan

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Book Chapter Start End Total Verses Verses Per Section Number of Sections Psalm 119 1 176 176 16 11 This reading plan is loosely based on the Figure 8 system, found  I have modified it to be more  reasonable for a weekly Bible Study. Goal:  To know Ps 119 and its concepts backwards and forwards so we can meditate on it day and night. Hope: ...

Structure and Purpose

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

The purpose of Psalm 119 should be pretty obvious: to praise God for His word. What is less obvious is the structure, mainly because we are reading it in English. It is an acrostic, where the first letter of each verse is a character in the Hebrew alphabet.  ...

Preliminary list of essential synonyms for God’s Word

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

The major theme of Psalm 119 is God's Word and love for His Word. Thus, the most important set of words in the psalm are words about God's Word. Below is a preliminary list of these words. I say "preliminary" not so much because it is incomplete, ...

Common Topics/Themes

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

One time when I read Psalm 119 years ago, I marked up my copy of it with different symbols for different topics/themes that I saw as essential to understanding what God is saying. Here are those topics and themes. I believe anyone should pay attention to these themes ...

Why Ps 119?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

One could ask why we should spend time dissecting Psalm 119. What is the use? It is repetitive, and it is not in the New Testament. Well, here are some great blessings that we can receive from God as we study Psalm 119, verse by verse ( ...

Observations on Proverbs 6:6-11, part 1

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Hello, OK, in my Sunday School class at church, we are going through Howard Hendricks "Living by the Book" and I thought it would be nice to go through that process. Seeing as I want to finish writing about laziness, these passages on laziness seemed like a good place to ...


Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

You know, it strikes me as interesting that in order to learn about laziness and learn how God wants to change me in that area, I have to overcome laziness BY studying it.  We will get to it soon, but not tonight. I have come up with a basic idea of ...