Category Archives: Interpretation

The Great Commission Explained in 165 Words

Matt. 28:16-20  The Greek word for disciples means “students.” The Greek word for baptize means “immerse or overwhelm.” In biblical times, a person’s name was a reference to his/her nature or character. David means “the beloved.” Abraham means “the father … Continue reading

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The Pure Milk of the Word

  1 Peter 2:2-10   &   John 14:1-14          If you were given some crayons and paper and your goal was to draw an image of God, what would you draw? We start developing an image of God when we are … Continue reading

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Bible Translation Changes Are Needed

Matthew 5:17-20      More than ever, I believe we need a better translation of the Bible. I say that about the New Testament because I’m focused on Christian teachings. The Jews can do whatever they want with their holy writings. … Continue reading

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Book on Divorce & Remarriage Released Today

       I was so busy putting weed barrier down for my landscaping this morning that I forgot to post about my book being released today. I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who’s excited about this, but it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Divorce and Remarriage

       I think it’s important that when anyone reads the Bible that it should make sense. The Bible wasn’t written so that only biblical scholars or theologically trained ministers could understand it and then dumb it down for the … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God, Born Again, and Grace

John 3:1-17           OMG. Why haven’t I noticed this until now? I’ve been preaching and writing about the kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of God for fifteen years. I even led a group on the kingdom of heaven this … Continue reading

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Translation of Matt. 6:24-34

       Many of you know I’m re-translating the Gospels. Sometimes I’m simply putting in synonyms for English words, but sometimes I’m redefining them from the Greek. I am also correcting – yes, I say correcting – some of the … Continue reading

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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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