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This is...going SO well [May. 4th, 2009|10:19 pm]
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Yeah.  This isn't going anywhere 'till Marissa and I are done with finals.  I think I finish later...

Anywho.  In lieu of our Bible study, let's have an update on prayer requests.  Positive, negative, praise reports, My Life Sucks reports, requests, sin issues, whatever. 

"He gives strength to the weary and increases the ower of the weak.  Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strenth.  They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint."
Isaiah 40:29 and 31

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(no subject) [Apr. 7th, 2009|07:27 am]
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"9:1-9 The Twelve Sent"
Question 9: How was the mission of the Twelve related to Jesus' own mission?  (Compare 7:22, 8:1, 9:2)

Thought & discussion question
a. Why were preaching the Kingdom and healing the sick both parts of the Twelve's mission?  (9:2) (Consider 4:18-19, 5:17-25)

b. Why did Jesus command the Twelveto conduct their mission as in 9:3-5?

NOT Optional Application: In what general ways does the disciple's mission apply to Christians?  In what specific ways does it apply to you?  How can you act on your mission in the next few weeks? 

We'll stay on this section as long as needed, whether that's a day or longer.  As soon as everyone answers, we'll move on.  But let's try to get one done every 1-3 days. 

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Lesson 5 [Mar. 11th, 2009|10:46 am]
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Kingdom People
Luke 6-7

They're both really long, so I'm just going to re-post the link to The Bible Gateway

Go see the prayer requests
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Lesson 4 [Mar. 4th, 2009|01:27 pm]
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Woo, so since Wednesday is my day of, this is ASAP for me, *blush*

The passage for this week was Luke 4:14 - 5:39 This is a great site that can show you all the different translations of the passage. It's pretty neat. If you have the time, take a chance to look at it.
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week 3 [Feb. 26th, 2009|08:27 pm]
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Because we're all being lazy!  I traded weeks with Luce so it's up...now.

ETA 1: I'll get around to posting the verses and such

ETA 2: Since this clearly isn't working and we all need a firm boot to the behind, I'm coming up with a proposition for future weeks.

Proposition: Bible study goes up ASAP Wednesday morning.  It is your responsibility both to answer the questions before the next week, sooner the better, and to engage in whatever discussions we're having when you've got a spare moment.  Yes or no?

Proposition 2: Over the summer, can we brainstorm for a phone/skype/IM conference?  I'm sure we can find ONE HOUR A WEEK when we're all free at the same time.  Just think of ideas with actual conversing going on.
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Week Two - Luke 1:5-2:52 [Feb. 18th, 2009|10:57 pm]
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I'll set everything up this week! Gimme a bit to get all the questions up. =D EDIT: All the questions are up, but I might not get all my answers in tonight. Sorry guys! I'll do my best though! =D

Lesson two focuses on "From John to Jesus"

-Jesus's birth foretold (1:5-38)
-Mary visits Elizabeth (1:39-56)
-John's birth (1:57-80)
-Jesus's birth (2:1-20)
-Jesus presented in the Temple (2:21-40)
-Jesus at twelve (2:41-52)

From Lucy--"We were supposed to read 1:5-2:52 in as many versions as possible. Here are two under a cut since the passage is a long one."

ReadingsCollapse )

(I figured we could type the heading things in each chapter, and then compile them at the end for a nice comprehensive outline!)

(Also, off topic, but the book writes Jesus' for the possessive of Jesus and it annoys me. >.< The possessive of a singular item is always created by adding an 's to the end of the word regardless of whether it ends in s. If a word ends in s and just an ' is added to the end of the word, that implies that the word is plural. Unless Jesus is somehow plural, the book is WRONG. UGH. ...and yes, I'm a bit of a grammar Nazi.)
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Prayer Requests/Celebrations [Feb. 12th, 2009|11:52 pm]
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Okay so we do this every Sunday in my church and I'm sure you guys do as well. I thought it was a good idea to have a floating post that we can check every once in a while. We can post and congratulate/sympathize with each other. What we put down here dosn't have to be for us, if could be a family member, friend, etc. But this way we can pray for each other...

edit: since you can't make floating posts in comms apparently, we will just put one, but post a LINK to it every week! *hugs all*
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Between Weeks 1-2, an interlude on translations [Feb. 12th, 2009|09:20 pm]
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AKA , I c/p'd my notes from Biblical Studies.  Hope this helps.

  • Interpretations and Translations
    • Formal: word-for-word translation from another language
    • Dynamic Equivilancy: not so much the words, but the meaning they were trying to convey. 
      • Makes more sense
      • Causes more issues in theological differences
      • Brings up a lot of questions
    • This is: New American Bible(more formal)(Catholic)
    • 382 Wycliffe: 1st English translation, worked from Latin vulgate
    • 1517 Tyndale: time of Protestant Reformation
      • Didn't use germoss' Latin
      • Used Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic
    • KJV: descended from Tyndale
    • NRSV: descended from Tyndale
  • Roman Catholic Translations
    • Douay-Rheine
      • 1600-1700s
      • Key Catholic translation into English
    • Modern
      • Pope Pious XVI commissioned one
        • New American Bible(used for this class)
        • Mass, Academic settings
        • Formal translation
      • Jerusalem Bible
        • Combination of original languages and an early French translation
        • Used for personal study and prayer
        • Dynamic translation, flowing language
  • NIV- more formal
    • Protestant and evangelicals
    • Reads better than the NAB
  • Bible: a collection of writings considered sacrewd, inspired, and canonical
    • Sacred:holy, divine, greater than human
    • Canonical: authoritative and standard for defining beliefs
    • Inspiration: a theological position that anyone that had anything to do with writing editing or compiling the Biblical texts were inspired by God.
      • Wrote what God wanted to be revealed
      • Books themselves as well as the people involved are inspired
      • Biblical text is preserved from error in teaching truth
    • Inerrancy: No error in anything presented in the Bible whatsoever, not facts, history, geography, chronologies, truth
      • Viewpoint of Fundamentalists
    • Infallibility: No error in anything the Bible teaches as the Will of God or as truth necessary for salvation
      • Allows for error in details, human perception
      • This is the Catholic position
      • A/G: The Bible is the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative written word of God.
      • 2 Timothy 3:16
      • Inspired(Pneuma) means both Breath and Spirit equally
        • Scripture is God-Breathed
        • All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness
      • Dual authorship of scripture
        • Authored by both God and by human beings
        • Used to be a commonly held belief that God dictated; now refuted by human errors and perceptions in the Scripture
    • Almost all began orally
    • Many sources
    • What identifies a book as being inspired?
      • Still useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training
      • Community effort
  • Revelation: self-disclosure of God so that they may know his saving deeds and live in harmony with His will
    • God is answering our questions through his revelations
  • Redactors: took original text and changed it
  • Human authorship
    • Condones slavery, sexism, murder of small kiddies,
    • Many inconsistencies
    • Many inaccuracies
    • Geography is off- it says somewhere "we went south to the Sea of Galilea", when the Sea is NORTH of where they were...
    • Influenced by world view, politics, economics
    • Human authorship of scripture does not make it null and void
    • Every act of reading scrioture for meaning incolves interpretation
    • Literalist/Fundamentalist approach /=/ literal
    • Contextualism: interpret passages in their own context
    • Any translation is an interpretation
    • Interpretation~hermeneutics:tools, methods, ways of interpreting(lens) through which we view a Biblical passage

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Roll call! [Feb. 2nd, 2009|04:08 pm]
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Who's got the book?  I do!  I think I shrieked a little in the Mail Center.  If everyone has it by Wednesday, we can start then.
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