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Oak Norton - Just trying to share a love of the scriptures with others.

Dove of Peace
Feb 27

Receiving Peace in our Lives

In a class at church today, we talked about the lack of peace in the world and the importance of getting peace in our own lives since that will definitely not be the state of the world until Christ comes. Matthew 10:34 records that Christ said: “Think not that I am come to send peace […]

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Name meaning of the patriarchs
Feb 20

Name Meanings of the Patriarchs to Israel’s captivity

This week I wanted to look at the meaning of names in the Old Testament through the breakup of the kingdom of Israel. It’s interesting that half of the Old Testament timeline is covered in the first 11 chapters of Genesis, and then we have Abraham’s story as “the rest of the story” in the […]

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Women are builders of the kingdom
Feb 13

Women are Builders of the Kingdom

Earlier this week I was listening to the Talking Scripture podcast with Mike Day and Bryce Dunford. I like their podcast a lot though I do listen to other Come Follow Me podcasts as well. If you’re on my email list, you got an email last week announcing we are working on integrating several popular […]

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Asking questions in the scriptures
Jan 30

Asking Questions in the Scriptures

Some years ago I remember seeing a blog post where the author had taken a verse and asked a lot of questions about it. I remember being very impressed with the quantity and quality of the questions. There were a lot of things I would never have thought of to ask. I’ve thought a lot […]

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Webinar with Michael Rush
Jan 28

Michael Rush – How I Research the Scriptures to Write

  Don’t miss this webinar with best selling author Michael Rush as he shares some of the careful and insightful ways he researches the scriptures in order to write powerful and thought-provoking books. If you’ve read any of Michael’s books, you know you’re in for a treat. Be sure to listen till the last seconds […]

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See Seek Seed Seem
Jan 23

See – Seer – Seem – Seek

While reading about Enoch this past week, I noticed something. The Lord tells Enoch in Moses 6:35, “…Anoint thine eyes with clay, and wash them, and thou shalt see. And he did so.” In essence, the Lord said, put earth, or the world, in your eyes, and then wash away the world to let your […]

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Everything works for our good
Jan 16

Everything works together for our good

I listened to a wonderful little book on Audible recently called “Tolkien’s Ordinary Virtues: Exploring the Spiritual Themes of the Lord of the Rings,” by Mark Eddy Smith. It’s currently free with an Audible Plus membership and is 3 hours in length. I actually enjoyed it so much I listened to it twice back-to-back. I […]

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Easy Hebrew Flashcards
Jan 09

Easy Hebrew Flashcards

Have you ever wanted to learn the Hebrew alphabet (called the aleph-bet) so you could recognize letters, try to pronounce words, and know the gematria values of the letters? Well, we now have a resource for you to do it really easy. Check out this page with short sets of flashcards that’ll have you mastering […]

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How to study a book of scripture
Jan 02

How to Study a Book of Scripture

I was recently asked how I would go about studying a book of scripture (ex. Genesis, Revelation, etc…). There are many approaches to this, but like anything, there are some general principles of learning that apply here. Building a Learning Framework You need to start building a framework so that everything you learn has somewhere […]

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writing scripture
Dec 26

How to Study the Scriptures by Writing Scripture

Have you ever considered the power that is available to you as you learn to study and search the scriptures instead of reading them? The scriptures aren’t given to simply show us what other people experienced. They were given so we could learn to experience the same things they did. The most important thing we […]

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