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All Things Are New!

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I love new stuff. It doesn’t need to be “brand new”; new to me is just fine. My new cars have all been previously owned, but they were new to me when I acquired them. I love the excitement that comes with learning about all the new things that come my way. Sometimes I take […]

Advent Part 3

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We read Titus 2:11-14 last week and ended last week looking at how Jesus would save us from our sins. However, salvation is not merely a reserved seat in heaven, or an insurance policy against going to hell. Salvation is described for us quite accurately in Titus 2:12. Why has the grace of God that […]

Advent Part 2

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In part two of this Christmas trilogy I want to take a look at the phrase, “the appearing of Jesus Christ.” As we do we’ll see the life of Jesus and his ministry as one complete whole, all the great events blended together into one. And if that doesn’t give us reason to celebrate I […]

Advent Part 1

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Have you ever wondered how the 1st century Church celebrated the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ? Well, as far as I could tell there isn’t any indication that they celebrated the birthday of our Lord Jesus Christ at all. When reading Acts and the Church Epistles I could not find any reference to a […]

Camel Going Through the Eye of a Needle

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The incident with the rich young ruler prompted a brief message from Jesus to His disciples about riches.  He used an idiom to communicate the difficulty some people may have entering into the kingdom of God.  People have misunderstood the idiom and used it to teach contrary to the truth. Matthew 19:23-26: Then said Jesus […]

The Hebrew Character of the Christian-Hebrew Epistles, Part II

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When we keep the figurative language clear, the Hebrew character of the Christian-Hebrew epistles reveals significant truths concerning the believer’s role in the body of Christ.  Hebrews 10:21-22, for instance, in further teaching of our access to God, tells us of our completeness in Christ:   And having an high priest [rather than head] over the […]

The Hebrew Character of the Christian-Hebrew Epistles, Part I

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The Christian-Hebrew epistles, those epistles written to believers of Hebrew origin, set themselves apart from the church epistles in that they are not written to Christians of Gentile origin. Instead, they are written to those believers who continued as legal citizens of Judea and chose to continue according to Judean law, law based, fundamentally, on […]

The Garden of Gethsemane

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The Garden of Gethsemane gives us some interesting insight into the heart of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  In the garden we see Jesus struggling, sweating profusely, torn up inside, intensely engaged.  We see him so exposed, so human.   He asks his Father for another alternative.  He sees what lies before him and so […]

Brokenhearted, Part 2

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Rejection: The Old Testament is more than merely a historical narrative or a set of laws. Woven into the lining of each book is the common thread of God’s love. God pursues his chosen people; they reject Him and turn to less worthy loves; He keeps loving them anyway. Time after time, He does whatever […]

Brokenhearted, Part 1

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Jesus was touched with the feeling of our infirmities. He was in all points tempted like as we are. He endured the ultimate betrayal, rejection and abandonment; he had his heart broken. When it comes to broken hearts he endured the worst of it, and he knows how to deliver us when we suffer the […]