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Stuff I Like (2/6/14)

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Overview Of English Bible Translations

This is a really helpful chart outlining the main English translations of the Bible, offering some helpful distinctions between the versions. Now you know why I’m not the world’s biggest fan of the NIV.

Why You Should Never, Ever Put Two Spaces After A Period

You know who you are.

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

Caleb Colley reminds us what kind of commitment we have given to Christ. “We are to be willing to give up absolutely everything for the Lord, even if we don’t actually have to sacrifice everything (Revelation 2:10). (In a sense we do give up everything, as we detach ourselves from selfish dependence on our resources and dedicate them to the Lord’s use.)” 

How To Lead Your Family In Home Devotionals

Adam Faughn does an amazing job teaching us how to lead family devotionals every day at home. Be aware, this is a lengthy post (in manuscript format for a lecture). But you will find it rewarding.

7 Do’s And Don’ts Of Welcoming Guests To Your Congregation

Written by a denominational author, expect some denominational lingo, as well as terms like “join a church,” whatever that means. But read and ask yourself, “How can I improve the experience of first time guests at my congregation of the Lord’s Church?”

It’s nice to know people of all walks of life are trying to be more “green.”

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5 Responses to Stuff I Like (2/6/14)

  1. Cindy Colley February 6, 2014 at 10:42 AM #

    only you. green kn’ing.

  2. Karen Gentry February 6, 2014 at 10:53 AM #

    What Bible version do you use?

    • Ben February 7, 2014 at 11:17 AM #

      My ‘regular’ Bible translation is the ESV. Yet, there is no perfect translation, so sometimes I will use the NKJV and the NASB. I jump between literal, word-for-word translations, depending on what translation best translates the particular passage I’m studying.

  3. Called February 6, 2014 at 9:39 PM #

    Above it states “…. expect some denominational lingo, as well as terms like “join a church,” Please elaborate. I am member of the church, moved and joined a local church of Christ, What was different about joining the new church is that at least one elder had to visit my home before I could join, Please share your thoughts.

    • Ben February 6, 2014 at 10:34 PM #

      Great question. Technically, there is nothing wrong with the phrase, “join a church” (if used like it is in Acts 9:26). But today, it has a connotation attached to it that is unscriptural. A Christian doesn’t have the option of “joining” a Church (capital ‘C’). Just ponder the absurdity of the statement, “Join the church of your choice!” There’s only one true Church, and all Christians are added to it the moment they become Christians (the moment they are baptized) (Acts 2:47). Yet, Christians can ‘identify’ with a local congregation of Christians (which is what Saul tried to do in Acts 9:26). Such is a requirement of all Christians (see article: “Yes, Church Membership Is Essential“). But the Lord joins His Sheep to His Church, not us.

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