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Jesus Came Proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom – What is the Gospel?

January 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Christianity, Gospel of Luke, Gospel of Mark, Gospel of Matthew, Jesus, Kingdom of God, New Testament, Religion

We have been following through the ministry of Jesus and are just now only in the very beginning stages. I have written an article on the beginning of Jesus’ ministry over at Wineskins that will serve as the next post in this series. You can read it here. Jesus Came Proclaiming the Gospel of the […]

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The Crucifixion of Christ

January 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Bible, Christ, Christianity, Church, Creation, Death, Doctrine, God, Gospel, Gospel of John, Gospel of Mark, Gospels, Grace, Jesus, Kingdom of God, New Testament, Religion, Resurrection, Sin, Theology, Thoughts, Videos

We don’t like to leave Christ on the cross for very long. Our theology often gets in a rush to the resurrection. But the resurrection lacks its own possibility if you exclude the crucifixion of Christ. Anyone who has watched the movie The Passion of the Christ was moved by the brutality of what Jesus […]

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Gospel of John 14:5-14 – Way, Truth, Life and Exclusivity of Jesus Christ

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Bible, Christ, Christianity, Gospel, Gospel of John, Jesus, Kingdom of God, New Testament, Paradigm Issues, Religion, Theology

In John 13-14 Jesus is revealing things to his disciples about what is going to happen and where he is going to have to go. These are important considerations if you are a follower, a disciple because where the master goes so go the disciples. In John 14:4 Jesus tells them, “You know the way […]

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Attractional or Distractional – Part 1

December 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Apostle Paul, Christ, Christian Music, Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Death, God, Gospel, Gospel of John, Grace, Jesus, Kingdom of God, Ministry, New Testament, Paradigm Issues, Religion, Resurrection, Sin

We hear a lot about attractional models of worship, evangelism, and all the rest “doing church.” I wonder at what point attractional becomes distractional. Moving Away from Worship as Penance: I don’t want you to mishear me here. I am not trying to say the duller and more irrelevant our worship services are the more […]

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Ecclesia Outside the Auditorium

September 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Acts of the Apostles, Apostle Paul, Bible, Bible Study, Christ, Christianity, Church, Jesus, Kingdom of God, New Testament, Paradigm Issues, Religion, Spiritual Transformation, Thoughts, Worship

The auditorium is so bitter sweet. It is sweet because there is nothing like having that many Christians together (which is what ecclesia means – “assembly”) worshiping God. It is bitter because some equate the worship hour with what church is. How do we get people to drop the old facility mindset and take on […]

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Where We Exist vs. Where We Belong as Christians

June 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Bible, Bible Study, Christ, Christianity, Church, Culture, God, Gospel of John, Gospel of Matthew, Kingdom of God, New Testament, Religion, Sin, Spiritual Transformation, Theology, Thoughts

“In the world but not of the world” is a popular phrase used by Christians to describe how we fit into the world around us. You often hear people say that we are citizens of another kingdom. And yet, here we are right in the middle of the world. There is a distinction in scripture […]

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Romans 9 – God’s Sovereignty

February 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Apostle Paul, Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Christ, Christianity, Jesus, Kingdom of God, New Testament, Religion, Romans, Theology, Thoughts

In light of the certainty of God’s promises as laid out in Romans 8:28-39 it must pain Paul tremendously to realize that some of God’s people are not coming to the result God has desired for them – that the law would lead them to Christ and be the perfect fulfillment of everything they have […]

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Romans 8:18-39 – There is More in Store

February 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Apostle Paul, Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Christ, Christianity, God, Jesus, Kingdom of God, New Testament, Religion, Romans, Theology, Thoughts

Have you ever wondered why the world has to be like this? God created this world, knowing it would get so messed up. He knew evil would happen. He knew suffering would happen. He knew rebellion and sin would happen. He even knew death would take place. And yet God still created. Romans 8:18-39 gives […]

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Them Bones, Them Bones, Them Dry Bones – A Plea for Christian Unity from Ezekiel 37

January 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Doctrine, Ezekiel, Kingdom of God, Paradigm Issues, Religion, Theology, Thoughts

I love that song. How better to learn A&P than the Dry Bones song? That was the text of Gulfcoast Getaway 2009. Randy Harris and Paul Evans did an excellent job preaching that text and making it understandable and applicable for young people today. Harris preached the importance of a home and a place to […]

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A Couple of Blog Series to Enjoy

December 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Gospel, Gospel of Mark, Hermeneutics, Interpretation, Jesus, Kingdom of God, New Testament, Paradigm Issues, Religion

Michael Spenser (imonk) has been doing a series on the Gospel of Mark that is worth following. After 7 posts he is only through verse 15. Why Study Mark? The Beginning The Forerunner The Baptism The Temptation The Message (Part 1) The Message (Part 2) Also Jay Guin has been reviewing Scot McKnight’s new book […]

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