Category Archives: Tentatio

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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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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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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ER08 Glory vs. the Cross

The full title is actually: Theology of Glory vs. Theology of the Cross. But that is long for a blog post title. These two approaches to life (and theology) meet us head-on every day. The theology of glory vs. the theology … Continue reading

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ER07 Saint-Sinner

Saint-Sinner In a paraphrase of Paul in Romans 7 Doggone it, the things I want to do, I don’t do. But the things I don’t want to do, I end up doing! Does that sound like your life? It doesn’t … Continue reading

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ER06 Two Kingdom Theology

This past week we looked at what is called two kingdom theology. Contrary to some people this is not the separation of church and state. God operates in this world in two distinct ways, two kingdoms. The kingdom of the … Continue reading

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Good Friday?

How can it be good if someone dies? How can we observe and give thanks when someone dies? Can anything good come from Good Friday? Good questions, and only answered by looking at the One who is good, perfectly good. … Continue reading

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Tale of two stories

For background, read this post on Lutheran Paradoxes not “Lutheran Worldview”. Today’s post digs a little deeper, but is critically important to spiritual growth. We use the terms theology of glory and theology of the cross. The theology of glory … 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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Table Talk—demons and stuff

What a great Bible discussion tonight! We had a question about demons and their interference with prayer. We looked at the primary passage about that: Ephesians 6:10-20. 6:10-17 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put … Continue reading

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