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A Transliteration of the Parable – Weeds Growing with Wheat

Matthew 13:24-30, 37-43            Feeling a little bit like Eugene Peterson who wrote The Message, I did a transliteration of the text as a follow-up to my previous blog post. Obviously I used my understanding that the kingdom of the heavens … Continue reading

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Spiritual Maturity

Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23      In my first year of teaching, I was assigned to teach Physical Science to a class of freshman. I found those freshmen to be quite diverse, a lot like the four types of soil to which … Continue reading

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4 Reactions to the Word of the Kingdom

Matthew 13 How receptive are you to the word of the kingdom that Jesus spread in the world in his parable about the Sower and the Seed? And what was the “word of the kingdom” that Jesus was sowing? The … Continue reading

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99¢ Rather Than 399¢ – for One Week

  Beginning today—Sunday, May 11, 2014 and running through Saturday, May 17, 2014—my newly released ebook, In Living Color: Heaven, will be on sale at Amazon for 99¢. Read some of the recommendations in the book description section. Here are … Continue reading

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Taking Care of the Earth

  The older I get, the more I’m beginning to classify myself as a tree hugger. Why? Because the kingdom of heaven is here, on earth – and you and I have been given the responsibility to take care of it. … Continue reading

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New Book Release – In Living Color: Heaven

       I’m excited about my newest book coming out in May – In Living Color: Heaven. I usually avoid buying books with “Heaven” in the title because they typically deal with afterlife destinations. But I don’t think Jesus was … Continue reading

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Greater and Least

  Matthew 11:2-11 Who is greater and who is least? Jesus is puzzling when he says, “Among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes in the Gospel of Luke

  Luke 6:20-31  There’s so many possibilities for interpretation coming out of the Aramaic version of the beatitudes in Luke’s gospel that it would be about as long as the book I wrote about Matthew’s version. There are some significant … Continue reading

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Be Here Now

  Last Sunday, Randy had some tests done at Vanderbilt Hospital and learned the same day he has an inoperable mass in his brain the size of a golf ball. Fifty-six years old, he runs six miles every day and … Continue reading

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