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We Can’t Do Anything Without Jesus

I hope at least a couple of you are wondering why I haven’t posted in a couple weeks. If you are one of those two people, lol, here is why. My attempt to expand last year’s “Rebuilding the Foundation” series … Continue reading

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Faith, Works, and Setting Aside My Concerns

Yesterday at a home school co-op class my 13-year-old daughter, Leilani, overheard some kids talking about faith and works. They were telling someone that there was no way to do enough works to go to heaven. Going to heaven, they … Continue reading

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James 1:5-7 Revisited: Nothing Doubting

We talked once about James 1:5-7 and how frightening it is that our prayers might not be answered because of a little doubt. What we determined was that the issue was not a little doubt that our prayers might be … Continue reading

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James 1:5-7: Faith and Doubt

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is … Continue reading

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Far-Fetched Interpretations

In researching how much the Reformers relied on or referenced the early church fathers, I ran across this article on The Old Jamestown Church blog. That particular post defends the Reformation view of salvation by faith alone with citations from … Continue reading

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Having the Holy Ghost and Going to Hell

I was reading a book today, and it was very convicting. In fact, I went through our movies and pulled about 15 out to be thrown away. I was happily surprised to see how many I didn’t have to throw … Continue reading

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The New Law: The Fullness of the Old Law

This video on the Law is based on the teaching of the early Christians but presented completely based on Scripture. Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Matthew 8 to 12

When Jesus began the Sermon on the Mount, it appeared he was with his disciples, getting away from the crowd. By the end, however, it says that the crowds were amazed at his teaching (7:28). Our reading today begins with … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Genesis 41 to 45

Today, my commentary will focus on three things: Men "in whom is a divine spirit" Joseph’s extraordinary grace to obey God Dreams and prophecy "In Whom is a Divine Spirit" Genesis 41:38 says: Then Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can … Continue reading

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Traditions, Taboos, and Superstitions

Today I watched a powerful video, When the Rabbi Says "Come," for the second time. It’s one section of a video called In the Dust of the Rabbi. Ray Vander Laan’s excellent portrayal of life in Galilee and the background … Continue reading

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