Author Archives: Mike Gantt

The Problem with Red-Letter Christians

The problem with those who call themselves “Red-Letter Christians” is not that they give insufficient heed to the black letters of the Bible, but that they give insufficient heed to the red ones. Their agenda sounds more like it comes from … Continue reading

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The Leaven of the Pharisees

Recall these scriptures: …Watch out and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees… –  Matthew 16:5-12 A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough. –  Galatians 5:9 You shall not add to the word which I am … Continue reading

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BSO: Witnesses Against Worry

(“BSO” stands for Bible study outline.  For an explanation of what I mean by that, see here.) Consider these four New Testament voices (of course, the second, third, and fourth are all echoes of the first) and how firm and united … Continue reading

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BSO: Understanding the will of God by its alternative

(“BSO” stands for Bible study outline.  For an explanation of what I mean by that, see here.) We are helped in discerning the will of God by recognizing that it is often not what we personally would desire to do.  Ponder … Continue reading

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BSO: Authoritative Teaching from Jesus

(“BSO” stands for Bible study outline.  For an explanation of what I mean by that, see here.) Do you recognize the same two ideas present in each of these five verses? Matthew 7:29 Mark 6:34 John 13:13 Acts 13:12 2 John 1:9 … Continue reading

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BSO: What sort of people hear Jesus?

(“BSO” stands for Bible study outline.  For an explanation of what I mean by that, see here.) Both of these statements were made by Jesus.  Think about what they together say about those who hear His voice. John 10:27  –  “My … Continue reading

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BSO: The Light of Knowledge

(“BSO” stands for Bible study outline.  For an explanation of what I mean by that, see here.) Let each of these verses be commentary on the other two. John 8:12 Psalm 27:1 2 Corinthians 4:6

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BSO: From Flesh to Spirit, From Outward to Inward, From Ethnicity to Spirituality

(“BSO” stands for Bible study outline.  For an explanation of what I mean by that, see here.) Consider these four passages.  The first three are teachings from Jesus; the fourth is from Paul.  Note that even though the various passages use different terms, they are … Continue reading

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The Body of Christ Versus the Body of Christendom

Do not think that the body of Christ is the same thing as the number of people participating in organized Christianity. Do not think that the body of Christ is the same thing as the number of people who identify … Continue reading

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BSO: Meditation Times

(“BSO” stands for Bible study outline.  For an explanation of what I mean by that, see here.) During which times of the day should we meditate on the law of the Lord?  (The “law of the Lord” is, course, love – … Continue reading

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