Category Archives: Meditatio

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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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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ER09 Now, Not Yet

Now, Not Yet This section ends the introductory topics to understanding the Bible and specifically the framework of the Biblical message. As with the last several topics, this is directly pertinent to the study of the end times and specifically … Continue reading

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My favorite Easter Songs

Orthodox: Hristos voskrese Χριστός Ανέστη! Christ is Risen. Χριστός Ανέστη Αληθως. Christ is Risen Indeed! Jesus Christ is risen today! And the same hymn: I know that my Redeemer lives

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Why is it Holy Week?

Join us for worship this week. This is the highlight of our salvation. Bring a friend. March 24: Palm Sunday  We follow the journey of Jesus into Jerusalem to great praise and honor! Confirmation: Seven adults will be confirmed (and … Continue reading

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Spiritual growth according to Ephesians

In the past few posts I have looked at quotes and discussions related to spiritual growth. Now, let’s go back to Ephesians and take a look at what it says. “In Christ” The phrase occurs 37 times (in some variety) … Continue reading

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Who is responsible for growth?

Where and how do we look to grow? On the mountain or in the valley? Peterson continues his assessment of the church: We cannot overemphasize bringing men and women to new birth in Christ. Evangelism is essential, critically essential. But … Continue reading

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Birth and Growth—Misunderstood?

Eugene Peterson authored the book, Practice Resurrection, Eerdmans, 2010, in which he looks at Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. He provides a refreshing look at this letter and at contemporary Christianity in the United States. I will be including some … Continue reading

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Scriptures for tomorrow: What kind of God do we believe in?

Genesis 9:8–17 The flood ended, the year long journey was done. Imagine the uncertainty for Noah and his family, they had witnessed the destruction of all humans (except the eight in the ark) and animals, etc. on the face of … Continue reading

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Table Talk Summary 07/25

Small group, but excellent discussion:   Question about “Morning Star” referring to Satan in Isaiah 14:12-14 and then in Revelation 22:16 referring to Jesus. Key: what is the word pointing to (the referent in each passage)? The King of Babylon … Continue reading

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