Category Archives: Exegesis

Sermon: The Scandal Concerning King David

Here is a sermon I wrote and preached at the local church I am a member of.  I hope this gospel message is a blessing to you. 2 Sam  11-12 Text 2 Sam 12:1-13   In our text we find ourselves reading the story of King David and what had already taken place.  The King had taken Bathsheba into his… (more…)

Pastor will you not give us the Gospel?

I am utterly sinful.  I find myself doing things, thinking things, desiring things that war against what I know is right, against the Law written on my heart. As an Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB’er), I was aware of my sinfulness, but I was more aware of everyone else’s.  IFBer’s have the cure for your issues – ‘stop it’, ‘do better… (more…)

Exegeting John 3 – Part 3

My intention in Exegeting John 3 part 2 was to  get through verse eight, but I fell a few verses short.  I ended in verse 5 John 3:5  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God Let’s do a short recap:… (more…)

“Paul’s” Pneumatology?

Flesh Versus Spirit: A Brief Study A very brief and superficial reading of the New Testament by otherwise brilliant men in the past has led some to conclude that Paul the apostle constructed certain doctrines fundamental to the Christian faith out of thin air. In particular, these critics claim that Paul’s pneumatology (i.e. “his” theology of the Holy Spirit) is… (more…)

Exegeting John 3 – Part 2

Exegesis is not easy work. The men that weekly spend their time trying to honestly bring you the meaning of the Word of God have taken on a hard task.  We are overrun with ‘pastors’ that only know the scripture from the topical point of view.  Some, if not most of them, decry expository preaching as ‘lazy’ and the ‘easy… (more…)

Wrath Wins: Using Emergent Hermeneutic Principles

The Emergent hermeneutic is to read everything in scripture through the lens of only one of God’s attributes and that attribute is His love.  Great attribute, and I love the reality of God’s love.  However if you are unbalanced in your approach to scripture, you end up unbalanced in doctrine and you end up thinking eventually everybody is going to… (more…)

Who is Your Shepherd?

If you try to evangelize someone associated with the Watchtower Society (who call themselves “Jehovah’s Witnesses”), you may run into a problem.  Their Bible, the New World Translation, is not the same as your Bible.  Many passages may be the same, but in a number of places, the text has been changed.  Thus, the passages you might typically use to… (more…)

Exegeting John 3 – Part 1

The first post I did, Exegeting Scripture without Learning Greek, covered an introductory look at exegesis of scripture without extensive knowledge of original biblical languages.  In this simple version of the Historical Grammatical method there are 5 questions that are asked.  I will list them here again: Who is speaking or writing? Who are they speaking or writing to? What… (more…)

Christians Don’t Exist??? A Commentary on George Elerick

Note: This article was Sent to George prior to it’s posting. George Elerick is a Character. I enjoy his posts on Facebook because, half the time he makes my brain hurt from trying to figure out what in the world he is talking about, the other half of the time I have figured out what he is saying, and I… (more…)

Exegeting Scripture without Learning Greek

One of my many deficiencies that plague me is the lack of knowledge in Koine Greek.  I took 2 semesters of biblical Greek when I was going to seminary, in fact, I took those 2 semesters at the same time.  I never pursued learning the language after that fiasco, and at the time I was so “King James Only” I… (more…)

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