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Waive the Hearing?

A southern fellow was brought before a judge on the charge of beating his wife. “Sam,” the judge started, “you are accused of beating your wife; do you have anything to say?” Sam replied, “Well, I guess I plead guilty, … Continue reading

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Do any of these bother you?

Mark Twain famously said, “Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.” While Mark Twain (Samuel Clements) seems to have not been overly religious, … Continue reading

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The Pattern of God — The Pattern of Worship, Part 3

Over the past few weeks we’ve been talking about the patterns that God has given us with regard to the church and over the last couple of weeks the patterns regarding the church’s worship. Hopefully, it has become clear that God … Continue reading

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Adorning the doctrine — Titus and Philemon

In an earlier posting I outlined a possible or even probable life of Paul beyond the years reported by the book of Acts. In this suggested “history” I noted that Paul could have dropped Titus off at Crete on his … Continue reading

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A new mark of the covenant— Galatians 4-6

Today, in our reading in Galatians, Paul will continue with his point that the Law of Moses, with its circumcision, Sabbaths, and dietary rules, was no longer binding on God’s people. He exposes the Judaizing teachers’ real motives (to avoid … Continue reading

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You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God — Matthew 14-16

You know, if you’ve been a Christian for a while (maybe all your life) or if you’re really familiar with the Gospel story, the things that you read in passages like today’s reading could become sort of “ho-hum”. I guess what … Continue reading

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