Category Archives: Gospel

Through the Bible: John 1:7-18, John the Baptist and Jesus

We have been going through Tatian’s Diatessaron, a second-century harmony of the Gospels. We are in Section III, and today we are covering John 1:7-17. John’s Gospel is the last of the Gospels written. It may well have been written … Continue reading

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Through the Bible: Luke 2:41 – 3:3; Matthew 3:1-3, John the Baptist

We are going through Tatians Diatessaron, a harmony of the Gospels compiled in the mid-second century. Today, we are in Section III, and we will be going over Luke 2:41-3:3 and Matthew 3:1-3. [Jesus’] kinfolk used to go to Jerusalem … Continue reading

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Through the Bible: Luke 1:76-80, Repentance and Atonement

Note: This is a very long post. I think it the subject is worth the length of the post. Therefore, I will wait at least three days to post the next one. If you are going through the Bible with … Continue reading

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The New Covenant at a Glance

I was asked: “What exactly is the New Covenant, and where is it described in the Bible.” Great question. The short answer is that the New Covenant is mentioned and described in Jeremiah 31:31-34. That passage is quoted in Hebrews … Continue reading

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I Pledge Alliegance …

Last week I went to my son’s military basic training graduation. Hundreds graduated, but four were also honored with US citizenship for graduating. In order to get that citizenship, they had to renounce all alliegances to all other governments, foreign … Continue reading

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Accepting Jesus & the Kingdom Gospel

I am really enjoying this new way of blogging. I have loaded up two new articles, one on accepting Jesus as personal Savior and one on the Gospel of the Kingdom. The latter is a rerun from a few months … Continue reading

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The Incredible Salvation of God

I think this story will encourage all of you. It’s true. Almost 30 years ago I ran an auto insurance agency in Germany for a company called Fortune. One day a clearly bewildered lady came in with a friend to … Continue reading

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Escaping the Corruption That Is in the World Through Lust

In the last post we talked about the promise of the Gospel: because of grace sin will no longer have power over us, and we will escape the corruption that is in the world through lust. We talked about the … Continue reading

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The Goodness and Severity of God

Behold! Behold the goodness and the severity of God. On those who fell: severity. On you: goodness. If … If you continue in his goodness. Otherwise, you’ll be cut off as a branch from the tree of God like the … Continue reading

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The Kingdom Gospel and Its Influence

For many years I looked for something I dared call “the church”; something I was confident would be the recipient of the promises of God that are made only to “the church.” Perhaps the greatest of the promises I hoped … Continue reading

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