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Monday December 13th, 2004

Bible Study 101


Today, I am going to give you my CHRISTmas present to you. Today, I am going to show you how I study the Bible.

First I am going to put up Luke 23 just the way it appears in the King James Version, then I'm going to put it up as it appears in the ACP/King James Version, and then I going to put it up as I read it to myself when I am studying.

Ready?

Luke 23 as it appears in the KJV

1 And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate.

2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.

3 And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it.

4 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.

5 And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place.

6 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean.

7 And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.

8 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.

9 Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing.

10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him.

11 And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.

12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.

13 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,

14 Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him:

15 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him.

16 I will therefore chastise him, and release him.

17 (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)

18 And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas:

19 (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)

20 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them.

21 But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.

22 And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.

23 And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.

24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.

25 And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.

26 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.

27 And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.

28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.

29 For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.

30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.

31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

32 And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.

33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.

36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,

37 And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.

38 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.

42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.

45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.

46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.

48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.

49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just:

51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.

52 This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.

53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.

54 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

55 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.

56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment. (KJV)

Now, Twenty-three Luke Chapter as it appears in the ACP/KJV

1 And the whole multitude of them arose, and led Him unto Pilate. 2 And they began to accuse Him, saying, "We found this Fellow(derogatory manner of saying man) perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that He Himself is Christ a King.

3 And Pilate asked Him, saying, "Art Thou the King of the Jews?" And He answered him and said, Thou sayest it.

4 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, "I find no fault in this Man." 5 And they were the more fierce, saying, "He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place."

6 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the Man were a Galilaean. 7 And as soon as he knew that He belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time. 8 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see Him of a long season, because he had heard many things of Him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by Him.

9 Then he questioned with Him in many words; but He answered him nothing. 10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused Him.

11 And Herod with his men of war set Him at nought, and mocked Him, and arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe, and sent Him again to Pilate. 12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.

13 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 14 said unto them, "Ye have brought this Man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined Him before you, have found no fault in this Man touching those things whereof ye accuse Him: 15 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto Him.

16 I will therefore chastise Him, and release Him. 17 (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)

18 And they cried out all at once, saying, "Away with this Man, and release unto us Barabbas:" 19 (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)

20 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them. 21 But they cried, saying, "Crucify Him, crucify Him." 22 And he said unto them the third time, "Why, what evil hath He done? I have found no cause of death in Him: I will therefore chastise Him, and let Him go."

23 And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that He might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed. 24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required. 25 And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.

26 And as they led Him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. 27 And there followed Him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented Him.

28,29,30,&31 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

32 And there were also two others, malefactors, led with Him to be put to death. 33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him and the malefactors. One on the right hand, and the other on the left.

34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted His raiment, and cast lots.

35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided Him, saying, "He saved others; let Him save Himself, if He be Christ, the chosen of God." 36 And the soldiers also mocked Him, coming to Him, and offering Him vinegar, 37 and saying, "If thou be the king of the Jews, save Thyself." 38 And a superscription also was written over Him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on Him, saying, "If Thou be Christ, save Thyself and us." 40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, "Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this Man hath done nothing amiss."

42 And he said unto Jesus, "Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy kingdom." 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with Me in paradise.

44 And it was about the sixth hour(noon), and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour(3PM). 45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst(ripped down the middle).

46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, He said, Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit: and having said thus, *He gave up the Ghost. *see Luke 4:1 and Matthew 3:13-17

47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, "Certainly this was a *Righteous Man. *see Matthew 27:54

48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned. 49 And all His acquaintance, and the women that followed Him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things. 50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just: 51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God. 52 This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. 53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.

54 And that day was the preparation, and the *sabbath (Passover, not saturday) drew on. 55 And the women also, which came with Him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how His body was laid. 56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment. (Luke 23:1-55 ACP/KJV)

And now, Twenty-three Luke Chapter as I read it when I am studying it on my own.

1 And the whole multitude of them arose, and led Jesus unto Pilate. 2 And they began to accuse Him, saying in a sneering manner, "We found this Jesus perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that He Himself is Christ a King.

3 And Pilate asked Jesus, saying, "Art Thou the King of the Jews?" And Jesus answered him and said, Thou sayest it.

4 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, "I find no fault in this Man." 5 And they were the more fierce, screeching, "He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place."

6 When Pilate heard Galilee mentioned, he asked whether Jesus was a Galilaean. 7 And as soon as Pilate knew that He belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent Jesus to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time, the time of the Passover feast. 8 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see Jesus of a long season, because he had heard many things of Him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by Him. Herod was looking for a sideshow act, some magic tricks, maybe a miracle or two, not to believe on Jesus, but to be entertained.

9 Then Herod questioned Jesus up one side and down the other, but Jesus said nothing, He stood there as a sheep before his shearer. 10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and viciously and repeatedly falsely accused Him.

11 And Herod with his men of war set Him around him, mocked Jesus by verbally insulating Him and physically slapping him, spitting on him and shouting in His face, arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe, and sent Him back to Pilate. 12 And the same day Pilate the Roman and Herod the Jew were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.

13 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests, the Sanhedrin and the people, 14 said unto them, "Ye have brought this Jesus unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having tortured and questioned Him before you, Yet, I have found no fault in this Jesus regarding the things whereof ye accuse Him: 15 Neither has my good buddy Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, none of the things you have accused Jesus of has He been found guilty of.

16 So, I will therefore beat Him to within and inch of His life, beat Him to a pulp and then release Him. 17 (For it was a solmen custom that he must release one prisoner to them at the feast of the Passover.)

18 And they cried out all at once, saying, "Away with this Man, and release Barabbas:" 19 (Who for treason against Rome, and for murder, was cast into prison.)

20 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them. 21 But they cried, saying, "Crucify Him, crucify Him." 22 And he said unto them the third time, "Why, what evil hath He done? I have found no cause to put Him to death, I will therefore whip Him till there is no skin on Him, and then let Him go."

23 And they instantly yelled, demanding that Jesus be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed. 24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they demanded. 25 And Pilate released unto them Barabbas who had been convicted of sedition and murder; and Jesus he gave to them to crucify.

26 And as they led Jesus away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. 27 And there followed Jesus a great number of people, along with women, which cried and mourned over His false sentence.

28,29,30,&31 But Jesus turning to them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, don't weep for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. For, behold, the days are coming,when they shall say, Blessed are those who have no children. A time when men will wish they were dead, buried alive under a mountain, for if they do these things to Me whom they know to be the Christ, what do you think they will do to you?

32 And there were two others, convicted criminals, with Jesus that were to be put to death by crucifixion also. 33 And when they came to the place whrre they cruficied people, a place called Calvary, there they crucified Jesus and the two criminals. One criminal to His right, and the other to His left.

34 Then Jesus, looking up towards heaven said, Father, forgive the people being lead astray by the religious leaders, the press, and the government; for they know not what they do. And then fulfilling Scripture, the Legionnaires divided His underclothing amongst themselves and threw dice for His seamless over garment.

35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them shouted insults at Jesus for the people to hear, saying, "He saved others; let Him save Himself, if He is the Christ, the chosen of God." 36 And the soldiers also mocked Him, coming to Him, and offering Him vinegar, 37 and saying, "If thou be the king of the Jews, save Thyself." 38 And a superscription also was written over Him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

39 And the criminal who was crucified to the left of Jesus also insulted and mocked the Lord, saying, "If Thou be Christ, save Yourself and us." 40 But the other criminal, the one crucified to the right of the Lord rebuked him, saying, "Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this Man hath done nothing amiss."

42 And then the criminal to Jesus's right said to Jesus, "Lord, remember me when You enter into Your kingdom." 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with Me in paradise. 44 And it was about noon, and there was a darkness over all the earth until three in the afternoon. 45 At which time the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was ripped down the middle. 46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, He said, Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit: and having said thus, *He gave up the Ghost. *see Luke 4:1 and Matthew 3:13-17

47 Now when the centurion who oveersaw th torture, beating and crucifixion of the Lord saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, "Certainly this was a *Righteous Man. *see Matthew 27:54

48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, were scared and beat on their breasts, and went about their business. 49 And all of His acquaintance, and the women that followed Him from Galilee, stood afar off, watching, wondering and pondering these things. 50 And, look and take note, for there was a man named Joseph, a member of the sanhedrin; and he was a dissenter, a good man, and a just: 51 (He had not agreed with the Sanhedrin and what they had done;) he came from Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who understood Scripture and waited for the Scriptures concerning the Christ to be fulfilled. 52 This Joseph went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. 53 And he took it, the empty shell of life, the discarded body of Jesus, down and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a grave that was cut out of solid stone, one in which no body had ever been laid.

54 And that day was the day that the preparation for the Passover was done, and the *sabbath (Passover, not Saturday) started at six that night, the beginning of the next day. 55 And the women also, which came with Him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how His body was laid. 56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment. (Luke 23:1-5 CP/KJV)

And now you know how I study the Bible, it is long, but oh so very rewarding, for by doing it the way I do, along with prayer, ind that the Bible comes alive for me, I can understand it and, with God's help explain it.

The Lord bles you all and may He heal Mel's eyes and Myra's ears. May He be with Colby as he has now arrived at Paris Island. A Christian babe amongst many a wolf. Amen.


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There is a young man, a veteran who suffers from some kind of chemical weapon exposure, in a Veterans hospital in Colorado, he is young, and he is Saved, yet his wife just abandoned him. Please pray for him, Lord, help him and deal with her and those who hurt him, we ask this of the Father in Your name Lord Jesus, amen.

The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with and bless you all, amen.

The difference between a true preacher and a false preacher comes down to this. The true preacher uses God's word to convict of sin, the false preacher twist God's word to justify sin. The Lord our God, Christ Jesus be with you always, amen.

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The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with you all and please keep your pastor and me in your prayers. Amen. My prayer daily is "Lord please bless those tenfold who bless me."





Pray for my friend Mac, pray for Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. While the Lord does not need the platforms and audiences that Rush, Sean and Michael have, they, Rush, Sean and Michael and their audiences need the Lord.

Pray for the President, pray for Attorney General John Ashcroft, pray for me, pray for all those who open their mouths or take pen in hand in an effort to sway public opinion.

The Lord God of the Universe, Messiah Y'shua be with you all, amen.

It is better to be a horse fly in the stables of the Lord Jesus than the CEO of hell.

All Scripture quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.

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