Category Archives: New Testament

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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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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Overlooked festival

Overlooked festival in the church year is Ascension Day. It becomes the basis for Pentecost (10 days from now, June 8, 2014). Here are the readings for Ascension Day. Acts 1:1-11 GW 1 In my first book, Theophilus, I wrote … Continue reading

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Revelation 1:1-2

Revelation, or more properly apocalypse is the first word in the book. It is used in this book only in this place. Notice that God gave to Jesus and He in turn gives it to the angel who gives it to John. … Continue reading

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ER14 Symbolism in Revelation

Symbolism is part of our everyday life. Sometimes we see the symbols so often that we fail to recognize that they are symbols. Take a look at these symbols to verify this: But the symbol can be used without the … Continue reading

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ER13 Time lines

Time Framework for Interpretation? Time lines, tigers, and bears. It seems that the focus of end times and Revelation is often the basis for a timeline industry of interpreting prophecy. If you miss the timeline, then you miss the whole thing. … Continue reading

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