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I have been somewhat taken aback by the volume of material posted over the last four or five months regarding the oppression of women in the body of Christ. To my shame, I did not recognize this was as widespread an issue as it seems to be. The pervasiveness of the issue is clearly evidenced…

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We are nearing the end of our look at the seven “I AM” statements of Jesus in John’s gospel. To date, we have seen Jesus as the bread of life, the light of the world, the gate to the sheepfold, the good shepherd, and the resurrection and the life! This week, he is the way,…

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This week, in our look at the seven “I AMs” of Jesus in John’s gospel, we see one of my favorites. Thus far, Jesus has said he is the bread of life, the light of the world, the gate to the sheepfold, and the good shepherd. This week, Jesus is the resurrection and the life!…

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To date in this series on the seven “I AMs” of Jesus in John’s gospel, we have seen Jesus as the bread of life, the light of the world, and the gate to the sheepfold. This week, we see him as the good shepherd. I Am the Good Shepherd I am the good shepherd. The…

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Thus far in looking at the seven “I AMs” of Jesus in John’s gospel, we have seen Jesus as the bread of life and as the light of the world. This week, we see him as the door, or the gate. I Am the Gate Therefore Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, I…

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Last week we explored the first of Jesus’ seven “I AM” statements in the gospel from John. There, Jesus taught that he is the bread of life. Feeding on Jesus, we know neither hunger nor thirst. This week, Jesus is the light of the world. I Am the Light of the World Again Jesus spoke…

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The gospel of John is a gospel of “sevens.” Seven is the number of completion or perfection. We see seven witnesses, seven women, seven disciples, seven feasts, seven “signs,” and more. Beginning today, and over the next several weeks, we will look at the seven “I AM” statements from Jesus as recorded in John’s gospel.…

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Last week, we looked at the familiar verse – Ephesians 2:10. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. – Ephesians 2:10, ESV Works in Scripture When the conversational context is scripture, and we hear the word “works,” our tendency is…

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One of the better-known and oft-quoted verses from the Word of God is Ephesians 2:10. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. – Ephesians 2:10, ESV If you check multiple translations, most of them read similar to this one from…

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There seems to be a widely-held assumption that any spiritual being other than the triune godhead is either a demon or an angel. In some cases, there is an assumption that even the demons are angels, just fallen angels. Scripture speaks of demons, evil spirits, unclean spirits, cherubs, seraphs, and angels. I’m not an expert…

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