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How Do We Prepare for the Judgment?

If we are judged by our works, and if sinless perfection is not the standard, what is? That question is reserved for the Judge of All, but he gives us descriptions that we need to take into account. My next … Continue reading

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But you …

Late in his life, Paul wrote letters to Timothy and Titus. These are probably some of the last instructions Paul would give. What did he focus on with Timothy and Titus? One way to see his focus is to read … Continue reading

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My Favorite Early Christian Passage: Commandment 12 of the Shepherd of Hermas

The Ante-Nicene Fathers Series refers to this section of The Shepherd of Hermas as “Commandment XII.” The Lightfoot translation that I am quoting from and linking to calls it Mandate 12. Search “Mandate 12” (or phrases in the quote) at … Continue reading

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Building on God’s Sure Foundation

The last post talked about why God’s Sure Foundation is inscribed the way it is (2 Tim. 2:19). In this post, we will learn how to build on God’s sure foundation, which must always be Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 3:11). … Continue reading

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A Psalm 50 Commentary

I added a commentary on Psalm 50 to my Through the Bible project. It created a need for several other pages, so I may not get back to Through the Bible for a couple weeks. Thank you to everyone who … Continue reading

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Obedience and Salvation: A Question for Evangelicals

“Though he was a Son, yet he learned obedience through the things which he suffered. And being made perfect, [Jesus] became the author of eternal salvation to those who obey him” (Heb. 5:8-9). “We [apostles] are his witnesses of these … Continue reading

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Turning Theology into Spiritual Life

I was asked about harmonizing NT Wright’s “New Perspective on Paul” with the Keswick Convention and Watchman Nee’s “Deeper Life.” How do I reconcile being fond of both? Here’s my answer: I don’t really worry about harmonizing NT Wright and … Continue reading

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This Shall Please the Lord More Than Sacrifice

I heard the title line in a song this more. “This shall please the Lord more than sacrifice.” What will please the Lord more than sacrifice? I knew the song was taken almost directly from Scripture, so I googled those … Continue reading

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Yeah, But …

My father-in-law has started sending out a “verse of the day” by email that is usually closer to a chapter a day. I wrote him and told him it was really good. Today, I got a good picture of why … 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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