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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 […]

Thankfulness

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God bless you in the name of Jesus Christ, whom Paul mentions eleven times in his short epistle to Philemon. At the opening of the epistle to Philemon, right after the salutation, Paul tells Philemon of his thankfulness for him. This is the kind of appreciation we can and ought to have for one another. […]

The Christian Character of the Christian-Hebrew Epistles

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The Christian character of the Christian-Hebrew epistles, often called the General Epistles, is profound. That is, the truths of our standing in Christ, of the mystery of the one body growing into a holy temple, the hope of Christ’s return, and of the believers as God’s ministers link the General Epistles irrevocably and completely to […]

Healing of the Ten Lepers

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Luke 17:12-19 records the healing of ten lepers and teaches an important lesson as well. Luke 17:12,13: And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. Lepers were supposed […]

Jesus Raising Widow’s Dead Son

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The account of when Jesus raises the widow’s son who had died is recorded in Luke. He had been dead for a long time, but Jesus was still able to help. Luke 7:12: Now when he [Jesus] came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only […]