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July 6, Romans 5

Monday, July 06, 2015      0 comments

Paul said that he rejoiced in his sufferings, but I don't think he just refers to any general suffering. He suffered specifically because he was preaching Jesus, not to compare to some physical or emotional issue that we may have. I crushed my... Read more

July 5, Leviticus 26

Sunday, July 05, 2015      1 comments

Here is a great if-then statement made by God, there aren't a lot of them but here He spells it out very plainly. Live by God's rules and you will prosper, disobey and you will suffer. I notice that god is very specific in their disobedience, ... Read more

July 4, Leviticus 25

Saturday, July 04, 2015      1 comments

The Sabbath of the land and jubilee years. There is no evidence that Israel ever kept any of the land Sabbaths. The captivity to Babylon was for 70 years to provide 70 Sabbaths for the land. As far as a jubilee year goes, there has never been... Read more

July 3, Romans 4

Friday, July 03, 2015      2 comments

It's all about faith, no matter what you believe it's still about faith. We're told that Abraham had faith in the promise of God for the messiah that was to come. All of the Old Testament saints had that same faith. Today we take it on faith ... Read more

July 2, Romans 3

Thursday, July 02, 2015      1 comments

I've heard many Christians make the statement that we are no longer under The law but under grace. While part of that is true it's not all. We no longer have a sacrificial system as Christ is the perfect and final sacrifice but The Law still s... Read more

July 1, Romans 2

Wednesday, July 01, 2015      1 comments

This seems to be the topic of out time, judging others. I spent a lot of time researching the 'Judge not' scripture. The English language is perhaps the most imprecise language. Translations are not always clear and there is the fact that wor... Read more

June 30, Romans 1

Tuesday, June 30, 2015      1 comments

Paul is writing to the church in Rome, he begins with some encouragement and a desire to meet them in person. That they may be a blessing to each other. Then there are some specific sins and consequences. If I comment on these I'll be branded ... Read more

June 29, Acts 28

Monday, June 29, 2015      1 comments

Usually the focus of this chapter is the trip to Malta and the snake bite, but let's look at Rome. The first people that Paul wants to speak to are the Jews. Some listen and some don't. It's typical of the gospel message, some believe and som... Read more

June 28, Leviticus 24

Sunday, June 28, 2015      2 comments

Looking at oil for the lamps and the bread of presence. We looked at the oil once before, at least how it was made. Depending on the purity of the oil and the height of the flame it takes 2 to 3 hours to burn one ounce of oil. We have seve... Read more

June 27, Leviticus 23

Saturday, June 27, 2015      1 comments

God's feasts and the Sabbath. A few notes on the Sabbath. It was established as a day of rest because God on the seventh day rested. But does God ever really rest? He is God, all powerful, all everything. God created all things in six days ... Read more

June 26, Acts 27

Friday, June 26, 2015      1 comments

Paul is shipwrecked on his way to Rome. I've often marveled at the roundabout way Paul finally got to where he was going, sometimes I wonder if maybe he tried to make things happen on his own and that caused some problems. I do know what it's ... Read more

June 25, Acts 26

Thursday, June 25, 2015      0 comments

As Paul addresses king Agrippa I am fairly certain there was a full court of people present. So maybe this is why he was delayed for two years, so that Agrippa and his court could hear the gospel. It crosses social boundaries, from the very po... Read more

June 24, Acts 25

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      1 comments

Paul is held for two years in Felix's custody, unfortunately we don't know what Paul did during that time. We are told that at the beginning of this custody Paul was given certain liberties, he could meet with friends and take care of his needs... Read more

June 23, Acts 24

Tuesday, June 23, 2015      1 comments

Felix is nothing if not a politician. He makes no real decisions, makes no declaratory statements and he's looking for money. Very careful not to make the crowds mad. If that doesn't look like today's breed of politician I don't know what do... Read more

June 22, Acts 23

Monday, June 22, 2015      1 comments

Paul is pretty smart to be able to use the different sects of Pharisees against the Sadducees. There are several places where we're told the Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection. So what did they believe? According to Adam Clark they ... Read more

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