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  • © 2007 Great Commission Churches Pastor David Bovenmyer, Ames, IA 1. What is a church judgment? A church judgment is what has often been called “church discipline.” According to Webster’s, the word “discipline” refers to training that develops self-control, character,…

  • Principles of Interpretation Seminar These are notes from a seminar given prior to the Great Commission Churches Pastor’s Conference, June 13, 2011. This seminar represents my own views and not necessarily those of Great Commission Churches.  — David Bovenmyer In…

  • Victory in this battle begins with understanding the truth of God, and this can only happen as we properly interpret and understand God’s word. Indeed the devil’s most subtle and often most effective strategy is to deceive us through the…

  • The goal of interpretation is to understand the meaning of the passage as the author intended it to be understood by the audience he was writing to. The Bible is to be interpreted by the same rules as other books…

  •  The Epistles: 1) Recognize the customary letter form: 1) name of writer, 2) name of recipient, 3) greeting, 4) prayer or thanksgiving, 5) body 6) final greeting and farewell. 2) The epistles are occasional in nature, so it is essential…

  • Begin by asking God for wisdom. Ask for God’s understanding of the book. Ask God to reveal any cultural or theological biases I may have. Read the book and identify portions that may be threatening to my current theology or…

  • This is Dave Bovenmyer’s summary of Chapter two of Hermeneutics, Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation, by Henry A. Virkler

  • Three attempts to Classify Christian Counselors and Counseling Approaches

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