WWW Wednesday: Logos Bible Software 6 – A Ginormous Leap Forward

Logos Bible Software Version 6 A Ginormous Leap Forward

 
Logos Bible Software released version 6 of their popular software earlier this week. The new version includes a ton of new features and significantly updates many existing features. Is Logos Bible Software right for you? I explore some of the pros and cons in my weekly post over at the Why We Web blog.

Check it out….

 

Link: Logos Bible Software Version 6 – A Ginormous Leap Forward

 

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WWW Wednesday: The Best Kings of Israel Chart EVER!

The Kings of Israel

 

While studying many portions of the Old Testament it is often helpful to have a reference chart of the Kings of Israel. Unfortunately most reference charts only come in plain vanilla– helpful but boring.

Recently I ran across a very helpful chart that is anything but boring. To find out more please checkout my weekly post over at the Why We Web blog.

 

Link: Found Online: The Best Kings of Israel Chart EVER!

 

Enjoy!

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2014 Gilbertsville PA Bible Conference

Calendar-BlueThe following is an invitation to an upcoming Bible conference from the saints in Gilbertsville, PA…

To our dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

In the will of the Lord, the saints at Gilbertsville, PA intend to convene a Bible conference on the special topic of “How to Study the Bible” on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Our speaker will be brother Doug Pilgrim of Cobden, ON, Canada. Brother Doug is a veteran servant of the Lord who has much experience at teaching this subject to young people as well as preaching the gospel and Bible teaching among saints. He is an elder in the assembly meeting in the Lord’s name at Valley Gospel Chapel, Cobden, ON. He also has served the Lord in various teaching capacities at Galilee Bible Camp in nearby Haley Station, ON. The times and details are as follows:

October 18, 2014

Grace Gospel Chapel
1130 Mega Lane
Gilbertsville, PA

10:00-11:00 Meeting 1
11:15-12:15 Meeting 2
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Meeting 3
2:45-3:45 Meeting 4

Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP number of people by Sunday, October 12, 2014. You can email Keith Keyser at krkeyser@juno.com or call 484-769-2152.

While this conference would be particularly beneficial for young people, it is open to any and all of every age group and experience in the things of God. Please spread the word among your friends and join us if you are able.

On behalf of the brethren at Gilbertsville with love in Christ,
Keith Keyser

 

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WWW Wednesday: Help Your Children Memorize Scripture With Your Phone

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Over at the Why We Web blog I just posted my weekly Wednesday post (yes, I know today is Thursday– I’m a little late).

This week’s post reviews a neat little app to help children memorize scripture with an engaging puzzle game. If you want to help the children in your life memorize scripture I encourage you to head over the Why We Web blog and check it out.

Link: Help Your Children Memorize Scripture With Your Phone

 

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Thomas Newberry Reference Bible Available Online For Free


 

Thomas Newberry Study Bible

 

I just discovered that the Thomas Newberry Reference Bible is available online as a free download. See links at the bottom of this post.

If you are not familiar the Thomas Newberry Reference Bible you are probably thinking to yourself, “oh, no not another study Bible!” However, let me assure you this Reference Bible is unlike any other.

The reference Bible uses a system of symbols to indicate a wealth of information regarding the grammar and syntax of the original languages. For example, there are three different symbols to indicated if a noun or pronoun is singular, dual, or plural in the original Hebrew or Greek. This is very helpful because the tense of a word is not always clear in our English bibles.

I encourage you to check it out…

 

Links: Internet Archive, Open Library

 

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WWW Wednesday: Memorize Scripture While On the Go With the Bible Memory Remember Me App


 

 

Need help memorizing scripture? If so check out my Why We Web post Memorize Scripture While On the Go With the Bible Memory Remember Me App

 

 

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WWW Wednesday: What’s On My Android?

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A friend of mine recently asked me to give him a listing of the “Christian” apps on my Android smartphone. My Why We Web post this week is the listing of apps that I shared with my friend. Enjoy!

Link: What’s On My Android?

 

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WWW Wednesday: Capture and Retrieve Digital Notes — Anywhere Anytime

Why We WebMy regular WWW Wednesday blog post is now available over at the Why We Web blog.

There is always a need to jot down a note or two… maybe a scripture reference that comes to mind, someone to pray for, or a few sermon highlights that you do not want to forget. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could quickly capture those those items anytime, anywhere and then have all of your note neatly organized and retrievable anytime, anywhere?

The ability to do just that exists, is inexpensive (or free!), and works on your existing digital devices. Check out this week’s Why We Web post to discover the tools you need.

Link: Capture and Retrieve Digital Notes — Anywhere Anytime

 

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YouVersion Now Offers Darby’s 1890 Translation

YouVersion Bible App IconYouVersion is one of the most popular electronic Bibles available today. The YouVersion website and mobile apps (for virtually every mobile device) are simple, powerful, seemlessly cloud synced, and best of all– free. What’s not to love?

This afternoon I noticed for the first time that YouVersion now offer’s J N Darby’s 1890 English Translation and Darby’s French translation of the Bible. (For the record I do not speak French!)

Unfortunately, YouVersion has not integrated Darby’s very helpful translation notes. Nevertheless, Darby’s translation even without the footnotes is a very welcome addition to YouVersion.

Enjoy!

 

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The Reading Meeting

When Christians Gather Together - The Reading MeetingThere is some interest in the “reading meeting” practiced in some assemblies of the Lord’s people. What is a reading meeting? is there Scriptural support for having such a meeting? How would we go about holding one?

Sometimes we refer to the reading meeting as the “Bible study” or the “Bible reading”. It’s an informal round-table discussion of a passage of Scripture. The reading meeting can be an excellent opportunity for teaching in the assembly: the very nature of a reading makes it easy to ask questions, offer corrections, and help one another understand difficult passages.

Of course we ought not consider any sort of meeting without considering what Scripture has to say about it. So let’s ask the most important question, “What does Scripture say?”

 


Why Do Christians Meet Together?


 

Scripture gives several reasons for the assembly to gather:

First, we meet together because the Lord is present in the assembly. The assembly is “a habitation of God in the Spirit” (Ephesians 2:22, JND). The Lord Jesus said, “where two or three are gathered together unto my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20, JND). We understand from the epistles that the Lord is with us individually (1 Corinthians 6:19-20): but the teaching of Scripture is clear that the assembly is a place where the Lord is present in an entirely different way. So there’s a sense where we go to the meetings to meet with the Lord.

Second, we meet together to eat the Lord’s Supper. This is taught remarkably in 1 Corinthians: “I do not praise, namely, that ye come together, not for the better, but for the worse… When ye come therefore together into one place, it is not to eat the Lord’s supper.” (1 Corinthians 11:17-20 JND). The apostle writes to the Corinthians like this is a strange thing, that they’d gather not to eat the Lord’s Supper. And the story of Paul’s visit to Troas corroborates this: “the first day of the week, we being assembled to break bread, Paul discoursed to them, about to depart on the morrow. And he prolonged the discourse till midnight” (Acts 20:7 JND). Clearly the early Christians assembled the first day of the week, specifically “to break bread”.

Third, we meet together to edify one another. 1 Corinthians 14:2-5 says, “he that prophesies speaks to men in edification, and encouragement, and consolation. He that speaks with a tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies the assembly” (JND). This is one reason we gather: to edify one another. What is edifying? To edify is to “build up”1. So we gather to build one another up. The idea here is not an ego boost: it’s to encourage one another and help one another grow.

There are other reasons to gather, but three are sufficient for our present purpose. We might consider Matthew 18 as the Lord’s instructions regarding the assembly gathering to settle a dispute between brothers. We might also consider the where a wedding or a funeral fits into the gatherings of the assembly: that would be an interesting discussion in itself.

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