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More fun with “sin”

I thought about this title and wondered if it was too provocative.  Maybe it is but there is a point.  We have turned the concept of “sin” or hamartia into something it isn’t.  In the last post I talked about how this ancient Greek word for sin, hamartia is actually a literary concept used by the…

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The POWER of AMEN!

1 Cor 1:20 For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes in Him [Christ]. For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His Person and by His agency] to the glory of God. (AMP) In the last few posts we have…

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Sojourn Supplants Stoics

This is the third of a “series” about seeking an appointment with Jesus today.  We have looked at two words that have been historically associated with a second coming.  I contend that these words and concepts were intended for now, in our walk now, not for some future by and by.  Religion has pushed the power…

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Will you marry me?

Matthew 22:2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son (ESV) High school was a tough experience for most of us.  It was a time of learning how to fit in.  There were some that were very bold.  They had the rebel look and didn’t appear…

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Flesh and Spirit: part 3

Rom 8:6 For the wisdom of the flesh is death; but the wisdom of the spirit is life and peace. (Douay-Rheims Bible) Col 3:2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth (ESV) I have to be honest and say this series about flesh and spirit is a challenge…

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Flesh and Spirit: part 1

Flesh and Spirit.  When you see those words together do you have a reaction?  Religion uses these terms to manipulate and terrorize people into obedient submission.  Pastors use the “you better not be living in the flesh” threat to keep people behaving (at least on the outside).  In this journey of “gifts” (check out this post)…

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Water and Spirit

Jesus said this to a religious leader named Nicodemus: Jn 3:3 Jesus answered him, “ Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (ESVST) There have been so many theories that lead to doctrines that contribute to theologies based on this passage. It is really…

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