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    What Bible Do You Use in the Pulpit?

    Not asking specifically which version, but the actual physical bible you (or your Pastor) uses in the pulpit.

    This is the one I use, a NKJV Thompson-Chain Reference Bible.

    Rev. Benjamin P. Glaser,M. Div, ARP
    Pastor, Ellisville Presbyterian Church, ARP
    Ellisville, Mississippi

    ‎‎""The Christian religion is the religion of sinners, of such as have sinned, and in whom sin in some measure still dwells. The Christian life is a life of continued repentance, humiliation for and mortification of sin, of continual faith in, thankfulness for, and love to the Redeemer, and hopeful joyful expectation of a day of glorious redemption, in which the believer shall be fully and finally acquitted, and sin abolished for ever."
    -- Matthew Henry on 1 John 1:9

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    NIV large print
    Curt Lovelace
    Director, Lifework Forum
    Somewhere in New England, USA

    Attending Limington OPC, Limington ME

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    Author: Children in Church: Nurturing Hearts of Worship

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    HCSB Soldier's Bible

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    Allan ESV Goatskin Bible

    Fred Greco
    Senior Pastor, Christ Church PCA (Katy, TX)
    Christ Church Blog

    "The heart is the main thing in true religion...It is the hinge and turning-point in the condition of man's soul. If the heart is alive to God and quickened by the Spirit, the man is a living Christian. If the heart is dead and has not the Spirit, the man is dead before God." (J.C. Ryle)

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    Allan ESV Goatskin Bible

    You wouldn't be bragging about your Allan now, would you, Fred? LOL
    Richard Zuelch
    Westminster Presbyterian Church (OPC), Westminster, CA

    Who has ever seen a sound experience and a consistent practice in connection with a loose creed? - William Jay (1769-1853), English Congregationalist pastor and author

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    I use the genuine leather, ESV single column reference edition:
    Rev. Josh Williamson
    State Director & Evangelist
    Brisbane, Australia
    Reformed Baptist
    LBCF 1689

    OAC Ministries (Australia)
    Josh Williamson Ministries

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    Ultrathin reference Bible. Will gradually move to an ultrathin large print because my eyesight is getting worse and worse.
    B.A., M.B.A., M.A., Th.D.
    Knoxville, TN area

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    If you like the AV, Church Bibles makes a nice versified large print...
    Bibles Home
    Particular Baptist
    Ontario, Canada
    Feileadh Mor

    We must remember that literally all our salvation is in Christ. - Herman Hoeksema
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    Authorized version, TBS pulpit bible. Nice!
    Rev. Todd Ruddell
    Pastor, Christ Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church (RPCGA)
    Wylie, TX (DFW Metroplex)

    Our best marks can contribute nothing to our justification, ...that is proper to faith. Faith cannot lodge in the soul alone, and without other graces; yet faith alone justifies before God.--G. Gillespie
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    Thomas Nelson KJV Reference Bible. First Bible I purchased after God saved me. Still my favorite, even though I have many other translations and editions. It even has a custom hand-formed binding because the original bonded leather wore out. Now it has Tyvek-reinforced cardboard:

    But, I do bring my Biblia Sacra (Hebrew and Greek) as well from time to time, and that one I had bound in leather by Norris Bookbinding.

    R. Victor Bottomly
    Port Cities Reformed Baptist Church, Lewiston ID

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    Currently, when teaching or preaching, I use one of these:

    R.L. Allan Longprimer KJV

    R.L. Allan ESV Reader's Edition
    Dennis E. McFadden, Ex Mainline Baptist (in Remission)
    Atherton Baptist Homes, Alhambra, CA, President/CEO, Retired
    Emmanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS), Fort Wayne, IN

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    AV Large Print from the Trinitarian Bible Society

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    R. L. Allen Longprimer KJV.
    Rev. Andy Eppard
    Senior Pastor
    First Cumberland Presbyterian Church
    Springfield, MO

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    Neh. 8:4
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    Reformation Study Bible App for Ipad, ESV App
    Jason M. Griffin Sr
    Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church
    Sunbury, Pa

    Repentance follows. In other words, people must condemn themselves and then renounce and despise themselves so they can beseech God to refashion them in His image, which they have erased. That is our starting point, if we wish to repent properly, not as the papists, who have abused true repentance by turning it into fasting on a Wednesday and muttering or performing some affectation or other. We must begin at a higher level by yielding ourselves to God, acknowledging our total spiritual poverty and grieving over our faults. Likewise, what belongs to our human nature must be put to death so God can reign in us. That is what repentance is. [Calvin, Serm, Acts pp.6-7]

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    I use a classic thinline calfskin ESV or (Elect Standard Version)
    Devon Turnbaugh
    Pastoral Intern, Peine Ridge Church MBC Wentzville MO
    Student, Missouri Baptist University

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    My pastor "took" my ESV classic thinline in calfskin for preaching.
    Matthew Morales (Husband to Rachel)
    Redeemer Presbyterian Church (Santa Rosa, CA)

    "...But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word." Isaiah 66:2b (ESV)

    "Hammer away, ye hostile hands; Your hammers fail, God's anvil stands"


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