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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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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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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They Could Have Been Saved

I’m continuing what I started yesterday, looking at Jesus on the road to Jerusalem with the full knowledge of what the outcome would be.   Beginning today with his entry into Jerusalem, that triumphant entry where the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty […]

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There is a Temple

Been offline for a week (again), was enjoying a nice family vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC.   I’ve been a little inconsistent the past couple of months, for various reasons.   I hope to get back to a little better consistency in writing, pray for me on that, if you will. When last I did […]

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Flood the World

Continuing on thoughts from my last post. On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." When he had said this, he showed them his […]

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By His Breath

Going back to the evening of the first Easter.   The hope that the kingdom of God would come into the world through the person of Jesus of Nazareth had come to a horrible, tragic, scandalous end.   For his disciples, one of their own had caused this, had sold out their master for money. […]

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Our Will Be Done…

The Sermon on the Mount, and not all who read this will be happy with it. We live and grow up in a Christianity that tells us to say a sinners prayer, usually based on Romans 10:9 (“But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that […]

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Honor Your Father and Mother

Principle 6 of recovery (from the Celebrate Recovery principles) reads as follows – “Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.” This differs from the secular 12 step program specifically in that […]

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