Author Archives: exegete77

About exegete77

disciple of Jesus Christ, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, teacher, and theologian

Bible study at SMLC

Saturday mornings we gather at the church to study the Bible at 9:30 AM. Our current topic is 1 John. This Saturday we will cover 1 John 4. We all use the same translation: the handouts are from the CSB(2017) translation. What … Continue reading

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Beatitudes in HCSB

A short look at the oral reading of Matthew 5:3-10. Beatitudes in HCSB

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Whose righteousness?

Continuing our look at Matthew 5, consider these verses: [Jesus said:] “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until … Continue reading

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Who we are? Matt 5:1-12

From the previous post, we look at who we are as the people of God. This Sunday our Gospel reading is Matthew 5:1-11, which makes this plain, who we are in Christ. When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up … Continue reading

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Something to reflect on

Who are we as the Body of Christ? Sometimes we let others define us, rather than Scripture. There is an individual aspect to this question, as well as a community aspect. The most important aspect is that God is the initiator … Continue reading

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Table Talk 2014-02

Last night’s question seemed simple enough, but led to a wonderful series of questions and answers (and timelines and diagrams!) The question: How much water is required for Baptism? As often the case, there are questions behind the question. And … Continue reading

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Table Talk 2014-01

With short notice a few gathered last night for our first Table Talk of the summer. Good question and discussion—one question took 1¾ hours to answer and address related topics. Question: Why do so many Christmas celebrations include the magi … Continue reading

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Fred Cable

We lost a brother in the faith Monday night when Fred Cable died at his home; but he received the crown of life. He is survived by his wife, Donna. Fred had just had knee replacement surgery on June 9, … Continue reading

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On the way home

from Bible study tonight, I stopped at our mail box, and saw this great site. Couldn’t resist taking the photo. And the evening is cool. The moon is so bright.

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Tyler and Cyndi Wedding

Had the privilege of marrying Tyler and Cyndi Friday, May 30, at the Lutheran Church of Prayer in Bakersfield. I had met with them for the previous eight months in preparation. Blessed day for them and everyone in attendance.   … Continue reading

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