Tag: unbelief

Johnny Mustardseed

Matthew 17:20 He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” (ESV) In “Oh You of Little…

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Tragic flaws uprooted

In this series we have looked at the “root” of sin.  The Greek word translated as “sin” is hamartia and has a rich history in the literary community.  The poets used the hamartia or “tragic flaw” to illicit an emotional response.  It is when the great hero like Oedipus kills his father and doesn’t know…

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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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I don’t see what you see

Note:  This has been the most popular post ever.  It has at least 10 times more views than any other post.  I am curious how you got here and why.  Leave a comment if you are so compelled.  Also check out more recent posts here. Dan Mohler has this amazing testimony about his wife and…

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Why does Jesus weep?

Is there bad news in Heaven?  Is there bad news in the Kingdom of Heaven?  Paul said that the Kingdom of Heaven is righteousness (the approval of God), peace (when all essential parts are joined together) and joy (be favorably disposed) in the Holy Spirit.  I don’t see any bad news in the list.  Walking…

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