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Who Are the Covenant People of God?

Ok, help me understand something. I often hear fellow Christians speak of Israel as God’s covenant people. I understand that God made a covenant with Israel at Mount Sinai. We refer to it as the Mosaic Covenant. However, in the … Continue reading

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The 15 Year Plan

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that it is my goal to write through the Bible before I die. Well, it may surprise you that I had not actually calculated how long it would take if I continue to write … Continue reading

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Pastor Halts Gay Funeral: Some Observations

A pastor in Colorado halted the funeral of a gay woman that was taking place in the church where he serves and, according to Yahoo Parenting, there are many people upset. Click here for the article. Apparently, the reason for … Continue reading

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The NET Bible: A Great Free Resource for Serious Study

There are many study Bibles available and many of them are very good. I have a few that I like to recommend to people who are wanting to gain a better understanding of Scripture. However, there is one study Bible … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Bible or the Author of the Bible?

Um, this came across my Facebook feed today and lots of people liked it. Why? I have no idea. The statement on the photo creates a false dichotomy between knowing the Bible and knowing God. It champions the second and … Continue reading

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The Doubly Offensive Jesus

Trevin Wax has written an article titled Give Me the Doubly Offensive Jesus, Please. The article appears at The Gospel Coalition’s website. You should take the time to read it. While you are at it, you may find Trevin’s other articles useful as … Continue reading

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Hungering and Thirsting

I have been studying the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12) with a group on Wednesday nights. Tonight, we will be looking at Matthew 5:6 where Jesus says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” As … Continue reading

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It’s Not as Difficult as We Make It

Go to any Christian bookstore (or browse one online) and you will find many titles concerning the issue of finding God’s will. It can be overwhelming, especially since there are some crazy ideas out there about how this should be … Continue reading

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We Are Called to Something Bigger

We Christians, at least here in the U. S., have an autonomy problem. We want to figure everything out on our own and we think we know better than anyone else. It seems suspiciously familiar to the root of sin … Continue reading

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A Goal Before I Die

A few years ago I led a church through the study of the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) over a one-year period. At the same time, I challenged our people to hand-write the Gospel of John. We used … Continue reading

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