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Not Resisting Evil in an Evil World

       Why don’t Christians take Jesus’s advice? He has given the world guidance in how we can have more peace in our lives. His advice is not for Christians alone, he came to save the world from itself. But … Continue reading

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The Problem with Adultery

Matt. 5:27-32      I’ve retranslated (in rough drafts) the Gospels of Mark and Luke and now I’m working on Matthew. So far, unfortunately, chapter five of Matthew has to be one of the chapters that I’m most disappointed in how … Continue reading

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Greatest and Least in the Kingdom of Heaven

Matt. 5:13-20      Are there going to be levels of greatness in Paradise? If there are, it wouldn’t be much different than what we have on earth. It would be a glorified caste system, some people imagining they are better … Continue reading

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New Book Cover for Praying the Gospels with Martin Luther

       In celebration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses on the church doors, I decided it is time to change the cover of my book. I liked the old cover but it really didn’t give … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes – Maturing in Your Faith

Matt. 5:1-12           I wrote a book about the Beatitudes of Jesus four years ago. I found an Aramaic scholar with a poetic heart whose translation of them came directly from the language Jesus spoke. There is greater depth of … Continue reading

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Peace – Be Still

            This is a sermon to myself. As I watch the inauguration of Donald Trump as President, I am finding peace in my soul. Not because he’s becoming president but because I am resisting lowering myself to the unfounded … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean To Believe?

       The word believe has been studied intensely since the books in the New Testament were written. Why? Because from the second century forward, men have been trying to explain why all you have to do is believe on … Continue reading

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Change the Way You Think About Repenting

            The title for this post could have been three words instead of seven: Repent About Repenting. But you might have thought I was suggesting you should be sorry for repenting. Sadly, the word repent in the New Testament is … Continue reading

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Permission To Think

  I’m doing a lot of research on the definitions of Greek words in the New Testament for a Bible study book. At this point I’m calling it Dry Bones: Breathing New Life into Petrified Words in the Bible. I’m … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer ebook – FREE Dec.26-28

    This is just a quick notice that my ebook version of The Lord’s Prayer: Finding New Meanings Within the Language Jesus Spoke can be downloaded FREE from Amazon from Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 26-28. Questions for Bible study are included at … Continue reading

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