Episode #11: Coke, Pepsi & Bible Study Okay!

Sep 05

Some people don’t study/ready their Bible because they don’t know where to start.  Ken & Mike help you understand a few things to help in biblical study.

This Week in Church History

Sept 6, 1620 – “Mayflower Sailed, Taking Pilgrims to New England” –– Dan Graves, MSL

One of the most significant chapters in American history opened on this day, September 6, 1620. After failed attempts to sail from England, leaving behind her sister ship Speedwell, the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth for the New World. Aboard were 101 passengers. By today’s standards the ship was little bigger than a yacht. Ninety feet long and twenty-six feet wide, it hardly seemed the vessel to alter world history.

Theological Quotes

“Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.”  ― Mark Twain

“Nobody ever outgrows scripture; the Book widens and deepens with our years” – Charles H. Spurgeon

Theological News

It’s Official: Coke and Pepsi are OK for Mormons – Peggy Fletcher Stack
The Salt Lake Tribune (Aug 31, 2012)

SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Maybe now, reporters, bloggers, outsiders and even many Mormons will accept that the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not forbid drinking cola.

On Wednesday (Aug. 29), the LDS church posted a statement on its website saying that “the church does not prohibit the use of caffeine” and that the faith’s health-code reference to “hot drinks” “does not go beyond (tea and coffee).”

(Mark 7:15 HCSB) “Nothing that goes into a person from outside can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.”

Exclusive: Democrats Drop ‘God’ From Party Platform – The Brody File
posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 1:59 PM

Guess what? God’s name has been removed from the Democratic National Committee platform.

This is the paragraph that was in the 2008 platform:

“We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”

Now the words “God-given” have been removed. The paragraph has been restructured to say this:

“We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth – the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us.”

Bible Study Tech / Web Resources

  • Kindle App

  • www.biblestudytools.com


1Cor. 1:1   Paul (who), called as an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, and Sosthenes our brother:

1Cor. 1:2   To God’s church at Corinth(who), to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus and called as saints, with all those in every place who call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord—both their Lord and ours.

1Cor. 1:3   Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


Who: Paul, Believers in Corinth


When: A.D 55

Where: probably in Ephesus

How: Letter

Why: To address difficulties within the congregation

Holman Quicksource Guide to Understanding the Bible (Holman Quicksource Guides) – Kendell Easley (Author) $14.99

One comment

  1. Dave Teague /

    Here’s a podcast recommendation for your listeners who might be interested in hearing analysis of the leading news headlines from a biblical worldview. “The Briefing” is a weekday podcast, usually between 13 and 16 minutes long, presented by Albert Mohler of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I have enjoyed this podcast and the commentary in it for a long time now and look forward to listening to Mr. Molher’s insights pretty much every day. http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/albertmohler.com-briefing/id390278738

    Also, you mentioned Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology in this week’s podcast. There is a free podcast from Apologetics315 that has 117 audio lectures by Mr. Grudem as he works his way through his book.

    Additionally, the audio and outlines for Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology can be downloaded from: http://www.christianessentialssbc.com/messages/systematic_theology.asp

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