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  • A Study on the book of Revelation Chapters 12-13

    REVELATION 12 – 13 Bible Study Notes Rev. Betsy Perkins The Woman, The Dragon, and Two Beasts John again surprises his readers. We might have anticipated the “third woe”, announced in 11:14, but instead the next 3 chapters relate visions of the conflict between the church and the powers of evil – a war in […]

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  • A Study on the book of Revelation Chapters 10-11

    REVELATION 10 – 11 Bible Study Notes Rev. Betsy Perkins The Seventh Trumpet Another pause, as between the sixth/seventh seal, to hear from God about prophets and witnesses, and to get another heavenly perspective. The Angel with the Little Scroll (10:1-11): Messianic Angel Daniel 10:4-12:13 Revelation 10:1-11 Angel appears to Daniel, 10:5-6 Angel appears to […]

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  • A Study on the book of Revelation Chapters 8-9

    REVELATION 8 – 9 Bible Study Notes Rev. Betsy Perkins Six Trumpets Imagery: Trumpets were used in bible times to issue a warning to people or to summon them to battle. Trumpets were also used for celebrations and festivals, or to call the people together for special times of worship. Lastly, trumpets are associated with […]

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  • A Study on the book of Revelation Chapters 6-7

    REVELATION 6:1-8:5 Bible Study Notes Rev. Betsy Perkins The Seven Seals First Seal (6:1-2): White horse Bow & Crown Conquest Second Seal (6:3-4): Red horse Sword Bloodshed/War Third Seal (6:5-6): Black horse Weighing Scales Famine Fourth Seal (6:7-8): Pale horse Death & Hades Kill w/sword, famine, plague, beasts Imagery – Four Horsemen, associated with war; […]

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  • A Study on the book of Revelation Chapters 4-5

    REVELATION 4-5 Bible Study Notes Rev. Betsy Perkins The Throne Room A heavenly perspective for our earthly encouragement. Glory, worship, and worth. The One who sits on the throne (4:1-11): Throne – mentioned 45 times in this book. What is the significance of a throne? Jasper and carnelian – translucent jasper, red carnelian; brilliance of […]

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  • A Study on the book of Revelation Chapters 2-3

    click here to download  REVELATION 2-3 Bible Study Notes                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia – 7 specific churches, or 7 ages of church history, or 7 messages for all church and believers? Address Titles of Jesus (often from 1:13-18) Commendation/Strength Criticism/Weakness Correction/Consequences “He who has ears…” Promise to overcomers […]

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  • A study on the book of Revelation Chapter 1

    click here to download    REVELATION 1 Bible Study Notes                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   Overview Genre (kind of literature): Apocalypse (1:1): a disclosure, unveiling or revelation, often involves revealing visions of an intermediary who is to communicate for God. This kind of writing used a great deal of symbolism, particularly in representing cosmic struggle of […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalms Chapters 63,65,67

    click here to download   PSALM 63, 65, 67 Bible Study Notes                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   Psalm 63 A psalm of David.  An expression of longing for God.   Recall a time when you really longed for something/someone When David was in the desert of Judah (1 Samuel 23:14 or 2 Samuel 15:23) Used for […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalms Chapters 50, 51

    click here to download  PSALM 50 and 51 Bible Study Notes                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   Psalm 50 A psalm of Asaph.  A teaching psalm about True Worship.   Asaph was one of David’s three choir leaders (1 Chron.6:39, 16:5)   Stanza 1 (vs.1-6): The summons, the subpoena.  Call to appear before God in court; prepare […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalms Chapters 42, 46

    click here to download   PSALM 42 and 46 Bible Study Notes                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   Psalms “Book II” (42-72)  – the use of God (Elohim) predominates, rather than the use of LORD (Yahweh) which was most common in Book I. Book I : 272 Yahweh, 16 Elohim Book II: 30 Yahweh, 164 Elohim   […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalm Chapter 24,29

    click here to download   PSALM 24 and 29 Bible Study Notes                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins     Psalm 24 This is a processional psalm that may have been written when David brought the ark to Jerusalem.  It is often used by churches when celebrating Christ’s ascension into the heavenly Jerusalem.   Prelude (vs.1-2):  The whole […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalm Chapters 23

    click here to download    PSALM 23 Bible Study Notes                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   Psalm 23 Psalm 23 is almost certainly the best loved and best known of all the psalms.  Many can recite the psalm from memory or sing it to more than one tune.     It is used often at the sick bed or […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalm Chapters 19, 22

    click here to download    PSALM 19 and 22 Bible Study Notes                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   Psalm 19 A prayer of praise.  Described by C.S. Lewis as the finest poem in the world!   Celebrating the God of Creation (vs.1-6): Creation reveals God’s Glory! The soundless voice of Creation speaks of God (vs.1-4a) The penetrating […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalm Chapters 13,15,18

    click here to download     PSALM 13, 15 and 18 Bible Study Notes                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   Psalms 13, 15 and 18 are all psalms of David.   Psalm 13 A prayer for help, with a statement of confidence in God’s response.   5 lines of Lament (vs. 1-2):  How long? How long? How […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalms Chapters 6 & 8

    click here to download   PSALM 6 and 8 Bible Study Notes                                                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   Psalms 3-7 are poems of lament and prayers for God’s help, and there are many more throughout the book of Psalms.  A psalm of lament contains some or all of the following parts:  a plea for help, a list […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalms Chapters 1 & 2

    click here to download     PSALM 1 and 2 Bible Study Notes                                                                                                                            Rev. Betsy Perkins   For many centuries, the book of Psalms was how God’s people learned how to pray.  It provided a language and a model to respond to the God who speaks.  The Psalms show us how to be honest in […]

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  • A Study on the book of Psalms Chapter 145

     click here to download  Bible Study                                                                        PSALM 145                                                                      September 14, 2016   Do you appreciate poetry?  Have you ever written poetry?   Psalms is possibly the most frequently used book of the Old Testament – worship service, private devotions, songs, prayers, meditations.   We find in them meaningful expressions of joy and […]

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  • Acts of God video study #6

    click here to download   Acts Of God Video Study Session 6 There were two main reasons that was given in the presentation as to why Joseph didn’t immediately forgive his brothers when he first met them. What were those reasons? Are there any other reasons why Joseph might have delayed forgiving his brothers?   […]

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  • Acts of God video study # 5

    click here to download    Acts Of God Video Study Session 5 Which do you think is easier to tolerate, adversity or prosperity? What are the challenges that come with each of these experiences?     Joseph didn’t use his brief audience with Pharaoh to bargain with him about his release from prison.  He also […]

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  • Acts of God video study #4

    click here to download  Acts Of God Video Study Session 4 Sometimes doing the right thing can create negative consequences for us and for others. Can you think of a time when you did the right thing only to experience something negative because of what you did? Our attitude at work should be a testimony […]

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  • A Study on the book of Mark chapter 16

    click here to download    A Study On The Book Of Mark     Chapter 16   With the Sabbath being over, the women take burial ointments to Jesus tomb so that they can properly prepare Jesus’ body. These women were the same women who saw Jesus body being taken to the grave two days […]

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