Approaching the Bible

Approaching the Bible bookMichael Penny presented this material during a seminar that was held in Oklahoma City on October 12-13th, 2005. Mike was invited to present a study based on a book he wrote entitled “Approaching The Bible”. This series was presented over two evenings that included a Powerpoint presentation for each lesson. The audio was combined with the slides for presenting on You may want to order the book from the Open Bible Trust as well.


Approaching The Bible - Part 1 “Interpreting and Applying, Example: Circumcision” - The first lesson sets some foundational truths to ensure you approach the Bible with the right mindset. It was Miles Coverdale that gave us some words of wisdom when he translated the first english Bible.

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Approaching The Bible - Part 2 “Example: The Sabbath” -The second lesson looks at another example with the Sabbath. In the Old Testament, it was important in keeping a day of rest and if not kept, had very severe penalties associated with breaking that law. What happened in the New Testament and even now, in the Post Acts period with the Sabbath? Do you keep it? This study looks at the role of keeping the Sabbath in the Old Testament times, also in the Gospels and the Acts, as well as how it impacts our lives today.

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Approaching The Bible - Part 3. “Example: Miracles” -The third lesson in this series looks at a more controversial topic of Miracles and healing. There are may denominations that have adopted the miracles movement and utilize healing, tongues, and miracles. Unfortunately, they do so in ignorance not knowing where or why these were applicable for Israel. This lesson looks at the miracles in its proper context and shows how we have moved into an age of grace where these no longer have any endorsement by God. God can heal but He has not given that power to any one here on earth.

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Approaching The Bible - Part 4 “Example: Prayer” - The forth lesson studies the subject of prayer and how it has changed in the time periods covered in the New Testament during the Gospels , the Acts period, and the Post Acts period. We learn that prayers go from a definitive perspective to a petitionary perspective. Meaning, most prayers were said with a “will” in them to ones that have “may” in them. The Apostle Paul shows us in his prayers of Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians.

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