The Truth Will Set You Free

I’ve had this ready for over a day now.  Due to the vagaries of life and my “day” job, I have not been able to take the time to post this, which is too bad because I thing it’s an important subject.  I’m going to start doing things a little different for now, and schedule […]

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The Prosperity of Christ

Jesus bringing his prosperity gospel here to win followers with promises to make us all happy, healthy, wealthy, and wise. Well, not exactly… This, I believe, is the first time Jesus tells his disciples the truth that he is destined to be persecuted, opposed, rejected, and crucified.  And he began to teach them that the […]

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Divine Violence

The flood, that moment in time when God regretted ever having made mankind, the King James says he repented of having made mankind. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. It repented the Lord, and grieved him in his heart, that he […]

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Prince of Peace

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; and the […]

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Deliverance

He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. Paul wrote the book of 1 Corinthians from the city of Ephesus.  Paul had founded the church in the city of Corinth, and  spent about 18 months there before […]

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Reading Out Loud

I’m doing something a little different today.  I’m going to try to make a point about reading words on a page versus having a spoken conversation.   I’ve begun reading a book by Eugene Peterson (he of “The Message” Bible translation) called “Reversed Thunder – The Revelation of John and the Praying Imagination“, and many […]

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Written in the Dust

600 years BC, before Christ, Jeremiah was a preacher and prophet in the tribes of Judah and Benjamin.  Jeremiah was specifically prophesying, through his prophetic poetry, to the backslidden people of Judah.  It is from this poetry that we get these two prophetic verses – ““For my people have done two evil things: They have abandoned […]

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Losing our Souls

The genealogy of Jesus.  You can’t even begin the New Testament without at least skimming it, putting our best speed reading glasses on and plowing straight through.  At least we might pretend to plow through.  If you’re like me, you might read through, get to the end of it, then wonder if you even read […]

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The End of the World

As always, a new day has begun!!  Let’s see if I can wrap up my points on the Olivet discourse today… And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear […]

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Days of Vengeance

Still in the Olivet discourse, Jesus’ teaching his disciples on the end.   The End which came in AD 70 with the fall of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem, indeed the entire city.  As Jesus told them, for these are days of vengeance.  These were the days of vengeance, Roman vengeance.   The Jewish War had started in AD […]

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