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A Needed Reminder

I don’t like to be reminded of things. For some reason I have often chosen to view reminders as acts of distrust rather than encouragement. My wife will remind me of something and my response will be “I didn’t forget” rather than “thanks for the encouragement”. It is really a terrible trait and I have...

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Hebrews Bible Study: 3:1-19 “A Call To Faithfulness”

Our most recent study in the book of Hebrews covers chapter three. The chapter begins much like chapter two, with a call to “consider” Jesus, “the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.” The word “consider”, in this context, means to fix attention on continuously. The author’s entire letter is written for the purpose of...

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Hebrews Bible Study: 2:10-18 “The Captain of our Salvation”

Our most recent study in the book of Hebrews covers 2:10-18. In this passage the author presents Jesus as the “captain” or “pioneer” of our salvation and shows His dual purpose as “bringing many sons to glory” and to “destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil.” Through Jesus’ suffering He completed His...

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Hebrews Bible Study: 1:4-1:14 Jesus is exalted above the angels

We just completed our second class on the book of Hebrews. In this class we studied 1:4-1:14, Jesus is exalted above the angels. In this passage of Scripture the author of Hebrews begins to show us a bit of his style and belief as he quotes from the Old Testament 7 different times in only...

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Hebrews Bible Study; Introduction and 1:1-4

We will be doing a verse by verse study of the book of Hebrews throughout the course of 2012. We have had requests from those that can’t attend the classes to record and post the audio each week so that they can go through the study with us.  The class meets every other Wednesday night, we will do...

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Unrejected

In a single moment Jesus turned societal, racial and gender prejudice upside down and revealed the order of the Father, that all mankind was made in the image of God and was equal as God’s creation. A few weeks ago I wrote about how Jesus restored order by His interaction with the Samaritan woman at...

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Restoring Order

Living with and for Jesus makes a major change in our lives, it changes the random to purposed and coincidence to planned. As we read the gospels we see many interactions in Jesus’ life that seem as if they don’t fit or don’t make sense or can simply be shrugged off as unimportant, but then...

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I shall not want?

It seems that no matter what I am reading, studying or talking about lately I have come back to David’s famous words in Psalm 23:1, “The LORD is my Shepherd. I shall not want.” I have gone back and read that verse in several different English translations of Scripture recently. Most stay with the King...

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Productive?

I’m not your typical blogger. I don’t post often enough and when I do, I post larger amounts of information than are usually found in this format. But today I just want to share a brief thought that I hope will have long-lasting impact. What are the most productive things in your life? Who are...