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Who Enters the Kingdom First?

Matt. 21:23-32       In my book about the kingdom of heaven for today, I wrote a chapter listing the people who the apostle Paul and Jesus said would not inherit the kingdom. This is Jesus’s list:  (1) Those who … Continue reading

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Be Vigilant – Enter the Kingdom Today

       My translation of the text from Luke 12:32-40 offers a different understanding of this passage, which is often used in an apocalyptic bent. It’s amazing how different the Greek can be translated when you are not manipulating the … Continue reading

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A Little Hinduism in Christianity

  There’s a Hindu teaching used to explain dharma, or the essential order of things (an integrity and harmony in the universe and the affairs of life that cannot be disturbed without courting chaos). Maybe we can see how it … Continue reading

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Unity and the Exceptional Life

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     I’m working on a couple of writing projects right now. One is on eternal life and another is on retranslating the Gospels, inserting all the different biblical terms I’m redefining. What I’ve found is that so much of our … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage – Love is the Narrow Gate

Matt. 7:13-14      Gay marriage is a holy exception to the biblical generalization of the union of two people. Exceptions to the Law are found by entering the narrow gates of love. Jesus said there are few who enter by way of … Continue reading

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Treasures in Heaven – New Ebook

       For the next ten days (until March 14) I’ll be pricing my new ebook, How To Store Up Treasures in Heaven and Enjoy Them in Your Life Today, on Amazon for 99ȼ. After that, I’ll be raising the … Continue reading

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Bring the Kingdom of God to Someone

  Mark 1:14-20                                                    The kingdom of God (which is the same thing as the kingdom of heaven) is one of my favorite topics. I think it was one of Jesus’s favorite topics. John the Baptist considered it a favorite … Continue reading

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God is Light

  John 1:6-8, 19-28      Chaim Potok was a writer; an extremely religious man. He was a Jew and from an early age, Potok knew he wanted to be a writer. But his mother wasn’t convinced. When he went away … Continue reading

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Christ Comes Every Day

Mark 13:24-37      I like the way Leonard Sweet began a sermon on this Advent text. “Salmon do it. Hummingbirds do it. Butterflies do it. Turtles do it. All these creatures, and many more: they all . . . go … Continue reading

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Eternal Life isn’t Eternal

Matthew 25:31-46      Does it make any difference to anyone (preachers included) that the concepts of the kingdom of heaven and eternal life have been so misconstrued over the centuries that we miss proclaiming the true life God wants for us … Continue reading

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