Category Archives: New Testament

You Cannot Be a True Disciple and Be Unloving

Some who claim so stridently to be true disciples based on their obedience to every jot and tittle and even tittes that aren’t there have missed this…I don’t even have any other commentary on this point, just these words from Jesus, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you,Continue Reading

Reading the Bible Contextually – The Double Healing of Mark 8

I love reading scripture. I also love reading about how to read scripture better. As you read about the Bible and commentaries on Bible passages you become aware of more of the things that are going on in the text that never jumped out at you before. It pays to learn some of the techniquesContinue Reading

Reading the Bible Contextually: An Experience I Will Never Forget

When you zoom out from single verses and begin to read the Bible in more meaningful wholes there are several things that will begin to notice that you may never have noticed before. This can be true from reading a whole chapter to reading hundreds of pages. The benefits of reading larger pieces of scriptureContinue Reading

Luke 10 & Simple Faith

There are a few major things that happen in the tenth chapter of the Gospel of Luke. First, Jesus sends out the 72. They go out and spread the news about the kingdom, doing miracles and seeing God at work through their ministry. Next, Jesus is asked by a very knowledgeable legal teacher what hasContinue Reading

In the Bible Courage is Almost Always Based on Two Things

As I was working through where the word courage is mentioned in both Testaments, something really jumped out. There were two things that came up over and over again as the reason for the courage we are to have. Here are some verses to consider in both Testaments to give you an idea of whatContinue Reading

Finding Grace in the Sermon on the Mount – Wrong Teaching Does Not Automatically Make One An Eternally Condemned False Teacher

In the previous post, I pointed out a few places where Jesus actually used the word typically translated “grace”. In this post, I want to point out a passage that I have read dozens of times but only recently has it stood out to me in an unexpected way. The verses I am talking aboutContinue Reading

Steals and Deals on Theology Books

Every once in a while I run into a great price on a great book on amazon. Typically these are used books at huge discounts to the new price. I wanted to pass on a few of these to you in case any of you are looking for any of these. I won’t put anythingContinue Reading

Paul’s Prescription For Doing Spiritual Battle

Paul closes out Ephesians with some final instructions. He knows the suffering and trial await them and so he tries to prepare them for what is to come. In Ephesian 6, starting in verse 10 Paul talks about putting on the armor of God. Before he says anything about how to fight the fight heContinue Reading

How We Go About Disagreeing With Each Other Matters…Really.

It is amazing to me how people will blast other Christians for things with so much anger, bitterness and venom…all clearly sinful attitudes and actions on display. We know what the Bible teaches on this, “Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.” – 1 TimContinue Reading

Luke vs. Josephus: Who Gets the Benefit of the Doubt?

Maybe someone can shed some light on this for me. I have been studying the birth of Jesus and have been looking into Luke’s account, particularly how Luke set the birth of Jesus into the historical circumstances of the day. Particularly, Herod was King of Judea (Luke 1:5) Caesar Augustas was Emperor (Luke 2:1) QuiriniusContinue Reading

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