Spiritual Zeroes

Jesus’ sermon on the mount. I’ve been reading Dallas Willard’s discussion in his book “The Divine Conspiracy“, now my favorite podcast preacher (Brian Zahnd) has been preaching on it the past couple of weeks. So now I’m going to begin to write about it. And I’ll probably continue to write on it for the next […]

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Restoration and Condemnation

Some words from the apostle Paul concerning our tendency want to “correct” others we think are doing wrong. Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Right here, right off the bat – you who are spiritual. It is not for any and […]

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Why the World Hates Jesus

In the gospel of John after feeding the five thousand and subsequently chasing off many followers with His teaching on where true bread comes from, we find Jesus in Galilee having a very interesting conversation with his brothers, as in earthly brothers from his earthly mother. After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He would […]

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A Follower of the Lamb

The stoning of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr. Stephen had a powerful ministry, which led him into conflict with certain religious leaders. “And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), […]

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Sin of the World

John the Baptist was sent to prepare the way of the Lord. He was sent to prepare for the revolution. He was sent to prepare for what Jesus would do in bringing the kingdom of God. John had many followers of his own. He was a big deal in his own right. In fact, Jesus […]

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Jesus and The Crowd

Just a short thought on Jesus and “the crowd”. And that is this – Jesus was almost always against the crowd. As Soren Kierkegaard says, “The crowd is untruth.” Kierkegaard goes on to tell us, “The crowd is indeed untruth. Christ was crucified because he would have nothing to do with the crowd.” When the […]

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