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It’s Too Late for the Sword

Do you recall the scene in Exodus 32 where Moses came down from the Mount of God to find the nation engaged in some hard partying around an idol? The first thing he did was put some serious interrogation pressure … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 22:1-14

There is little confusion about this parable. Jesus continues His condemnation of the Sanhedrin and Temple officials. He uses another parable to paint their dire situation. Many eastern rulers used the wedding day of the heir as a day of … Continue reading

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Sermon the Mount 11

Model Prayer 6:9-15 So what would your private prayer sound like? On the one hand, memorizing this passage as some kind of sacred liturgy is a huge mistake. Nothing here suggests it, much less commands it. Rather, Matthew chose Greek … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount 10

Ritual Prayers 6:5-8 This continues thoughts from the previous lesson. Worship is not for putting on a show. If making an offering to garner public approval was wrong, so was extravagant ritual prayer. According to Edersheim (a converted Jewish rabbi) … Continue reading

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Don’t Lie to Them

“Don’t you dare lie to me!” Yeah, you’ve heard that before. It’s pretty much what’s behind the oath Americans must give before testifying in court, to “tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me … Continue reading

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The Feudal Nature of Existence

Steven asked me, “How do you manage to reconcile Predestination with free will and the idea that God is NOT the cause of evil?” Short answer: I don’t have to. Long answer: Predestination affects your eternal destiny, not your life … Continue reading

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Moral Logic: Human Need

Biblical moral reasoning proceeds from the heart, not the head. We live to reflect the glory of our Creator back at Him. Broadly speaking, human conduct glorifies Him by adhering to His revelation, both in the doing and in reaping … Continue reading

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