Category Archives: Biblical Studies

Expecting The Soon Return Pt 2

God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. (2 Timothy 1:7) I wrote a previous piece that Christians have always lived anticipating the “soon return of our Lord”. Unfortunately, there have also always … Continue reading

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Hope in Futility

For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope – Romans 8:20 In my last post, I spoke about Paul’s statement in Romans about the ordering of creation by God who … Continue reading

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Futility in Hope

For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope – Romans 8:20 It seems to me that this verse is among the Great Ignored in Scriptures. It says something about creation … Continue reading

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Flesh Vs Faith: Getting Out of the Boat

This is my take on the well-known incident in Matthew 14 of Jesus and Peter walking on the water. Like many of my writings, it is in response to things I have read. Snapshots of those writings will be here … Continue reading

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Flesh vs Faith: Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) This is part of the continuing series I have called Flesh vs Faith. It started as a study in Genesis from the creation, … Continue reading

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He Left the Linen Cloth And Ran Away Naked – Mark 14:51-52

This is based on an article I read recently called The Naked Runaway and the Enrobed Reporter of Mark 14 and 16, in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (vol 54 no 3 pp 527-545) by Abraham Kuruvilla, an … Continue reading

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Flesh vs Faith: God Tested Abraham

[Abraham] considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead(Hebrews 11:19) We have come to the BIG event in Abraham’s life. It is the high point to which his life of faith carried him. Of course, it’s … Continue reading

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Flesh vs Faith: Shall Not The Judge Do Right? Genesis 18:16-33

I have been looking at the life of Abraham in a series I titled Flesh Vs Faith. In the NT, Abraham is called the friend of God (James 2:23) and the man of faith (Galatians 3:9) and is presented as … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount: The Obedience of the Righteous Part 2 Matthew 5:27-32

We are in the section of the Sermon which I titled Righteousness Affects Your Obedience. It comes between two statements by Jesus which act together to show the unity of this section. The first is, For I tell you, unless … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount: The Obedience of the Righteous Matthew 5:21-26

We are in the section of the Sermon which I titled Righteousness Affects Your Obedience. One reason that I like that title is many think that obedience precedes, or causes, righteousness while the biblical approach has righteousness first and this … Continue reading

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