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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 evinced…

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Over the past two weeks, we have looked at Jesus as the Son of God – God the Son, and as the Son of Man. Deity walked among humanity – a truth that distinguishes the faith of a Christ-follower from that of every other faith on Earth. Today, we ask, “What did he want of…

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Last week, we began our look at “God With Us” by seeing Jesus as the Son of God – God the Son. This week, we continue that study be looking at Jesus as the Son of Man. Son of Man The most prominent way Jesus referred to himself was as the Son of Man, doing…

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In 2015, Jet launched a members-only, online shopping venue and heralded the venture’s beginnings by treating the public to a twelve-month-long, $100 million television advertising campaign. In this campaign, the heads of online users exploded with clouds of purple smoke as they browsed through “mind-blowing” deals on the Jet.com website. The top of my head…

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The Tree House Many years ago, I built an elaborate treehouse for my children. It was a large structure, complete with electricity and a railed front porch, mounted about twenty feet in the air, suspended between three large trees that grew in our back yard. I knew it would be difficult to construct the foundation…

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A common practice of Jesus and his contemporaries is for crowds to following teachers as they walk and talk. In Luke 5, we find that practice being played out with Jesus, however, in that instance the crowd is becoming too numerous, and is described as “pressing” upon Jesus and listening to the word of God.1…

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On one side we like to talk about Jesus’ controversial reputation, but at the same time we like to remain in the more conservative lifestyle that does not offend the religious structures and those who populate them.1 On August 5, 1864, Admiral David Glasgow Farragut was leading a fleet of ships into Mobile Bay, Alabama,…

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By the time we reach John chapter 13, we are getting very close to the time of the Passover Feast, and it is in that context that John focuses on Jesus’ last meal with his disciples. They will never again be seen as a unified group, and it could be argued that they are not…

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Building on last Monday’s posting, where we looked at the way in which the worship of the Gentiles was being disrupted because the Jews looked upon them as inferior and unimportant beings, we now look at the concept of righteousness, how it is misunderstood, and how that misunderstanding can cause us to look upon others…

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NOTE: This is one of my longer blog postings, and I apologize for that, but the issue it explores is so important that I couldn’t effectively break it into multiple postings as I normally would do. Take a moment and think about what it is that makes you angry. By this, I do not mean things…

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