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Learning from the Giants of the Past

There is biblical warrant for studying the lives of great men and women of faith. Much of the Bible consists of stories about people. God knows that we learn by example. Seeing how different people succeeded or failed in real life situations helps translate faith into practical insights to guide us through life’s many difficult situations and decisions. Bible stories show us that God saw a need to wrap theology in human flesh—the incarnation of Jesus Christ being the supreme example.

After looking in the first article at how studying the lives of past "Giants of the Past" can be helpful, this study looks at the lives of John Calvin, John Bunyan, and Charles Spurgeon. This series of articles was originally prepared for a Bible conference in June, 2006.

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