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Hello everyone, I’m sorry this took so long to get online but I’ve been putting it off to be honest because I wanted to be sure to get it right. Just today I realized that I should simply get it up, as God has already prepared the hearts of those who are going to read it and find perhaps some more clarity and depth to the Word than they realized. I hope this ongoing study blesses you as much as it does me.

How I’ll Break Up Each Study

A short word is needed to clarify how I’ll arrange each study even though it might in the end seem exceedingly obvious. Basically I’ll take a section of scripture generally no longer than 7 verses and I’ll put the whole scripture at the top of the study. After this I’ll then break it down one verse at a time with the notes following each individual verse. Finally I’ll do a recap of the most important things we’ve learned from the study of this section of scripture.

John 1:1-5

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

(All scripture quotations are from the ESV- English Standard Version of the Bible).

So let’s get to it! Follow me after the break!


Corcovado jesus

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Yeah this has been one that’s for certain.

I’d like to apologize to my readers for being so very silent and only posting new videos when I have updated the blog. This was

certainly not intentional, I simply have been swamped with a million projects and am almost constantly working on one thing or another.

I will be returning to a more active blogging schedule soon.

Praise God of the gift of His Son.

This is the time of year when we need to remember our Lord and Savior, the Messiah, Jesus Christ.


Saved By Grace

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Jesus knew that the hour had come for His Glorification, He knew that the only way to Heaven was the Cross, He knew that He had to lay down His life and He knew that He would rise again. However He had never glimpsed what He glimpsed in this moment.

Luke 22:41-44
41 And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw and knelt down and prayed,
42 Saying, Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but [always] Yours be done.
43 And there appeared to Him an angel from heaven, strengthening Him in spirit.
44 And being in an agony [of mind], He prayed [all the] more earnestly and intently, and His sweat became like great clots of blood dropping down upon the ground. AMP

Jesus, our Lord and Savior would do whatever was needed to bring us into a right relationship with Him. He set aside His Glory and was born to die. He was born to fulfill a plan. He was born to be Crushed by God the Father for the sins of us all.

And yet up until this time He had not had a glimpse into the cup.

The cup of trembling.

The cup of the Wrath of God.


Special note: If you wish to print this out for personal use it will take at least 7 pages just to be safe as it is a 7 Page Word Doc.

Yesterday I did a general post about the new book on Seventh Day Adventism titled The Heartbeat of Adventism: The Great Controversy in the Writings of Ellen White.

Today we are going to look at the sections of the published book and I’ll reveal a little more of the Adventist thinking in comparison to Evangelical thinking of the matter addressed by each section.

I will be Bolding what Adventists teach and Section Headings of the book and Italicizing what Biblical Christianity teaches for clarity. Sometimes I won’t even mention what Adventists believe because it would take a post all by itself, hence why Adventists need a huge BOOK to explain their Great Controversy Theme (GCT).

Section 1: Introduction: The Great Controversy Theme Is the Grand Central Theme of the Bible

Despite the fact that the main theme of the Bible is Man being created to have an eternal relationship in the grace of God. Man loosing that eternal grace filled relationship with God. And God unfolding His divine plan already in place (no plan B-Z), to bring is back into a right relationship with Him, by His own sacrifice and His own grace.

Section 2: The Great Controversy Theme Explains the Background for the Rise of Sin Suffering and Death

A GCT is not needed to explain what the Bible already clearly explains. This the Bible does and it does it in much fewer pages. In fact after the first three chapters of Genesis God felt He had given us enough information about the origin of sin to get it straight. A few other details followed but none of them change the key points of how Sin and Death entered in Genesis 1-3.


The Bible

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In the Bible the names had great meaning, and when they were changed they had an even greater meaning. When a Biblical name was changed it generally pointed to a transition point or change in the walk of one who followed Christ. Abram to Abraham, Sarai to Sarah, Jacob to Israel. Children were given names which were important to the parents, or that described their temperament or nature.

I was asked recently in an e-mail from my mum why the site here was called The Bible Runner, so I thought I’d respond to that question with a little historical glance over the shoulder, to the original plans for the site and how as a Christ Follower God often revolutionizes our ideas into His own. After all, He did buy my life with His, I am no longer my own.


Christ Said It

C.S.I. : Christ Said It


Looking at The Wedding at Cana Part One

Joh 2:1  On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.

Joh 2:2  Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples.

Joh 2:3  When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”

Joh 2:4  And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.”

John 2:1-4

 The Wedding

Jesus and Mary and the disciples had been invited to a wedding, a Jewish wedding. They were guests of the bride or groom, perhaps even both. Jewish weddings lasted for a week at the very least and here in the story it says that we are on the third day of that wedding. And much to the horror of the father of the Groom they have entirely run out of wine, on the third day, what a bunch of heavy drinkers!

Apparently Mary found out and since she was a dear friend of the party (ies) involved she went to her son. Perhaps Jesus had shown some abilities while growing up as a child and young man that encouraged Mary to come to Him, but there are no written records of that. Whatever the case Mary wanted to help the host of the wedding save face so she turned to Jesus, and asked Him for His help.

Jesus with a smile I’m certain said back softly: “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.”