Category Archives: Biblical Studies

Lest, Perhaps, Paul had Run in Vain

And I went up by revelation; and I laid before them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately before them who were of repute, lest by any means I should be running, or had run, in vain. … Continue reading

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The Potter and the Clay

The one who stiffens his neck after numerous rebukes will suddenly be destroyed without remedy. (Proverbs 29:1) This proverb came to my thinking recently, maybe in the context of me not “stiffening my neck” so much, but I don’t know. … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount: The Permanence of the Law – Matthew 5:18

I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth pass away not the smallest letter or stroke of a letter will pass from the law until everything takes place. (Matthew 5:18) In the previous article, I passed fairly quickly over … Continue reading

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The Greater Righteousness of the Fulfilled Law – Matthew 5:17-20

This article will combine a couple of my emphases. It continues my series of the Sermon on the Mount but it also connects with the series I did on the relationship between the Christian and the Law of Moses. I … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount: The Influence of the Righteous – Matthew 5:13-16

I was listening to the radio, and heard a false teacher challenge the Gospel by saying, “If it’s true that all you have to do is believe and you are saved then why doesn’t God just take you to heaven … Continue reading

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Flesh vs Faith Part 9: Gideon’s Strength

And the LORD looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee? (Judges 6:14 KJV) I’ve had Gideon’s story come up a couple … Continue reading

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The Foundation in Psalm 11

Searching online today, I came across a theological blog which had as its banner, If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3) This is a very popular quote. It is commonly used as a claim that … Continue reading

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The Cost Has Already Been Counted

I – who do not have that much to which to point to as ministry – do not wish to disparage or to discourage those who are in the Good Fight. There is, however, a frequently quoted statement by Jesus … Continue reading

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The Right Notes

I was at a service when a group got up to sing. It was a trio of people who had sung together for a long time and they were doing a medley. The first song started off with no accompaniment, … Continue reading

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BLESSED ARE THE PERSECUTED Matthew 5:10

This is the eighth beatitude. One major observation to be made is it is not a characteristic of the believer but describes how others react to the believer. That is why I place this verse as a transition from the … Continue reading

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