Category Archives: Flesh vs Faith

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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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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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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Reverse

I had a discovery tonight. There is a very popular line within Christendom which I don’t like and I believe is wrong-headed and faithless. My own pastor uses it fairly frequently. It is: Pray as if everything depends on God … 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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Ideal World or The Kingdom of God?

Several years ago, I taught a class on Christian Ethics at the local Moody Extension School. Through my studies, I became more convinced of my suspicion that the Church is mistaken when they make evangelism or even some “tend the … Continue reading

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Flesh vs Faith Part 8: Belief In The One Who Justifies The Ungodly

And God said to Abraham, “So shall your descendants be.” Genesis 15:5 In the previous article, I ran through three events in Abraham’s life. They all appeared to be Abraham living his life of faith without direct leading from God. … Continue reading

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Flesh vs Faith Part 7: Tests of Faith

If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31) In the previous article, I looked at James 1 and the temptation to view temptation as coming from God. James says that temptation does not come from God, … Continue reading

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