Monthly Archives: February 2013

Genesis One and the New Creation, Part 3

Please read Part 1 and Part 2 before reading this post, or you’ll probably be lost. The Sixth Day: Animals and Man I think it is significant that the sixth day includes the creation of both animals and man. I … Continue reading

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Genesis One and the New Creation, Part 2

Don’t miss yesterday’s post if you haven’t seen it. Today’s may not make much sense if you don’t read yesterday’s. The Fourth Day: The Lights of Heaven The fourth day is very tied to the previous three. Light and darkness … Continue reading

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Genesis One and the New Creation

This look at Genesis one is not unusual for me, so those of you who regularly read my blog will find no surprises here. Hopefully, though, you will find some deep encouragement. I know I did. I started a reading … Continue reading

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Leave Those Christians Alone!

Back when I was first diagnosed with leukemia, I thought, “I’m going to trust God. I’m going to live by the grace of God, go through chemotherapy counting it all joy to have fallen into this trial, and be a … Continue reading

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Women Pastors & “Course of Performance”

One of the best arguments for knowing the common, widespread teachings of the second-century Christians is a legal term: “Course of Performance.” LegalDictionary.com defines it this way: Evidence of the conduct of parties concerning the execution of obligations under a … Continue reading

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Fulfilling the Law (Matthew 5:17)

One of the more controversial verses in the apostles’ writings is Matthew 5:17: Do not thing that I came to abolish [kataluo: to dissolve, disunite, destroy, demolish, overthrow, render vain, bring to naught, subvert] the Law or the prophets. I … Continue reading

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Fall of the Church?

I got an email from someone that objects to my describing “the fall of the church.” At least, I think that’s what his email was about. Sometimes it’s hard to tell. What I do know is that he offered several … Continue reading

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That the Body of Sin Might Be Done Away With

The following is a daily devotional written by my father-in-law, Robert Maynard (no, not the former mayor of Oakland, CA). He calls it “Verse of the Day” and he sends it some co-workers and family, though he tells me he’s … Continue reading

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Groanings Too Deep To Be Uttered

In the same way, the Spirit also helps our weaknesses, for we do not know what to pray for like we should. However, the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings that cannot be uttered. ~Romans 8:26 Yesterday I … Continue reading

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Groanings Too Deep To Be Uttered

In the same way, the Spirit also helps our weaknesses, for we do not know what to pray for like we should. However, the Spirit himself makes interession for us with groanings that cannot be uttered. ~Romans 8:26 Let’s talk … Continue reading

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