So What Is Caesar’s??

A well known exchange here between Jesus and the Pharisees surrounding the question of whether or not the Jews of the day should be paying taxes to Caesar or not. Historically, we have read this and used this to say that, yes, clearly Jesus says we should be paying taxes. I’m reading this today, and […]

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Of Legacies and Lost Sheep

From Isaiah, a prophetic word declaring that, yes, all those excluded from temple worship will be included in the kingdom of God. Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord say, “The Lord will surely separate me from his people”; and let not the eunuch say, “Behold, I am a dry tree.” […]

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Announcing the Kingdom

I’ve said before that I’m reading the book “The Divine Conspiracy – Rediscovering our Hidden Life in God”, written by Dallas Willard, former (deceased) professor of Theology and Philosophy at the University of Southern California. In this book, Willard has by far the best interpretation/explanation of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount that I’ve seen or […]

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Of Faith or of Flesh?

A powerful word from the apostle Paul concerning how we receive the Holy Spirit in our lives, and in the power of God versus our powers of self justification (the lack thereof). For some reason, we sometimes seem more willing to accept the writings of Paul than the words of Jesus himself, even though they […]

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Then Who Can be Saved??

A story of a rich young man, a camel that gets through the eye of a needle, and the kingdom of God. I’ve been reading a book called “The Divine Conspiracy” by Dallas Willard, and it really is an eye opening book. It was written in 1997, and Dallas Willard has since passed away, so […]

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Join the Revolution 

  Jesus was born about 4 BC. Caesar Augustus had been the Caesar for about 20 years. His face was on all the coins. The Roman senate would vote upon him certain titles, and these titles would be on the coins. Son of God, king of kings, prince of peace, savior of the world, were […]

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Last Best Hope

Going to do one more from the book of Daniel today. We’ve already seen the dreams of Nebuchadnezzar, those nightmares of the empire. Nightmares that include the end of their beastly empire and the beginning of a new, just kingdom overtaking the world. Daniel had a dream as well. Daniels dream was no nightmare, it […]

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And it Was Good

  In Genesis Chapter 1 today, the creation account, the biblical account of God’s great creation of the heavens and the earth. I’m not here to analyze the creation account, I’m not here to compare and contrast every verse of Genesis with all the major scientific discoveries of the past 4000 years. I am very […]

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Higher Power

  “Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” And they answered, “John the Baptist. But others say, Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen.” Then he said to them, “But who […]

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