Monthly Archives: November 2020

WALKING IN THE LIGHT

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda FIRST EPISTLE OF JOHN CHAPTER ONE (Lesson XXXIX) 11/26/20 Greek writers use the noun phōs (“light”) as a metaphor in Greek literature, for delight, deliverance, and victory. They apply it to … Continue reading

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WALKING IN THE LIGHT

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda FIRST EPISTLE OF JOHN CHAPTER ONE (Lesson XXXVIII) 11/25/20 Ezekiel describes a figure that looked like fire, like a man’s body. From the waist down, he was like fire. From the … Continue reading

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WALKING IN THE LIGHT

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda FIRST EPISTLE OF JOHN CHAPTER ONE (Lesson XXXVII) 11/24/20 Alfred E. Plummer (1746-1829) points out that there are three statements in the Bible which stand alone as revelations of the Nature … Continue reading

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WALKING IN THE LIGHT

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda FIRST EPISTLE OF JOHN CHAPTER ONE (Lesson XXXVI) 11/23/20 And this splendor of His appearing presents itself gently and softly to the frail and weak eyes of mortals, says Origen, it … Continue reading

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POINTS TO PONDER

How many times have you heard or read, “With a sincere heart?” Perhaps you received a letter that was signed, “Sincerely yours.” But how much do we know about sincerity?  The term “Sincere,” was first recorded in English in the … Continue reading

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SERENDIPITY FOR SATURDAY

MIRACLES WAIT FOR IMPOSSIBLILE MOMENTS As a cough from early February worsened late into March, David Henry, an Elementary School teacher in Indiana, checked himself into Marion General Hospital – only to be intubated a day later. The previously diagnosed … Continue reading

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WALKING IN THE LIGHT

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda FIRST EPISTLE OF JOHN CHAPTER ONE (Lesson XXXV) 11/20/20 Tom Thatcher (1973-) says that although most of the Apostle John’s audience have been loyal in the past, the doctrinal crisis presented … Continue reading

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WALKING IN THE LIGHT

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda FIRST EPISTLE OF JOHN CHAPTER ONE (Lesson XXXIV) 11/19/20 James Montgomery Boice (1938-2000) points out that this message received by John and the other Apostles was not only for themselves. It … Continue reading

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WALKING IN THE LIGHT

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda FIRST EPISTLE OF JOHN CHAPTER ONE (Lesson XXXIII) 11/18/20 As a result, Brown gives us his paraphrase, which will enable us to understand the ebb and flow of what John was … Continue reading

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WALKING IN THE LIGHT

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda FIRST EPISTLE OF JOHN CHAPTER ONE (Lesson XXXII) 11/17/20 Samuel Logan Brengle (1860-1936) tells us that God wants His people to be full of joy. “I have told you this,” said … Continue reading

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