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Reading Through the Bible in a Year

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Two calendars for reading through the Bible in a year — courtesy of Don Potter. “I pray that everyone who downloads this schedule from my website will find it as effective as I have in reading the OT once and the NT twice in a year.” –Don Potter

Translating Romans 1:21

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. I have a question about translating Romans 1:21. The KJV, Holman Bible, NKJV, NIV all say, “… but became vain in their imaginations.” Calvin’s Institutes and Matthew […]

Profiting from the Scriptures by J.C. Ryle

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Taken from Profiting from the Scriptures by J.C. Ryle (1) For one thing, begin reading your Bible this very day. The way to do a thing–is to do it; and the way to read the Bible–is actually to read it! It is not merely meaning, or wishing, or resolving, or intending, or thinking about it–which […]

Some Thoughts on Ephesians 6:1-4

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Ephesians 6:1-4 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: 3 “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” 4 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring […]

The New Testament Greek Text

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Dear Trivium Pursuit, Once I have learned enough Koine Greek so that I can begin reading the New Testament in Greek, what bible/translation do you recommend? For instance, in English there is KJV, ESV, etc. Is that true in the world today for Greek Bibles? I have heard of the Septuagint. My goal is to […]

Bible Study With Kids

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Hi Laurie, I was wondering if you could give me your recommendation for a more focused Bible time in the morning with my kids (ages 10, 7, 2). My usual thing is to just read a chapter (Proverbs right now) and perhaps discuss it or ask the kids if they have any questions…but it seems […]

King James

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Can you help me understand or direct me to resources to explain how King James that had the Bible translated could be the same King James that persecuted the separatist? Warmly, Kari King James agreed to a new translation in order to displace the popular Geneva Bible. He hated the notes which were in every […]

Daily Bible Reading 2012

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Laurie! For a daily Bible reading listing for the year 2012: 1. Go to Grace Notes. 2. Click on Daily Bible Reading 2012 PDF link. You can download the file or read it online. With this arrangement, you read the whole Bible in a year but in the chronological order of events. For […]

The Wisdom of Solomon

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

1 Kings 3:16-28 16 Now two women who were harlots [or possibly innkeepers] came to the king, and stood before him. 17 And one woman said, “O my lord, this woman and I dwell in the same house; and I gave birth while she was in the house. 18 Then it happened, the third day […]

Calvin and Gill on Ephesians 6:1-4 and Colossians 3:20-21

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

John Calvin Commentary: Ephesians 6:1-4 1. Children, obey. Why does the apostle use the word obey instead of honor, which has a greater extent of meaning? It is because Obedience is the evidence of that honor which children owe to their parents, and is therefore more earnestly enforced. It is likewise more difficult; for the […]


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