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Isaiah 9:6

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Isaiah 9:6: For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah has many notable prophecies of the Messiah (Isaiah 7:14; 9:1-2; 11:1-5; 40:1-5; 52:13-14; […]

Redeemer, Kinsman Redeemer

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Job 19:25-27: For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: 26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: 27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though […]

A Friend Who Sticks Closer Than a Brother

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Proverbs 18:24: A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Although the translation of the first part of Proverbs 18:24 is disputed, there is much agreement on the second part which is where I really want to go with this lesson. Before we […]

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 […]