Category Archives: Concepts

A People for His Own Possession

…Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession… –  Titus 2:13-14 If He’s purifying for Himself “a people for His own possession” why … Continue reading

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The Older Shall Serve the Younger

…the older shall serve the younger. –  Genesis 25:23 Christian leadership operates on a principle at odds with worldly leadership.  In the world, the older has authority over the younger, but in the kingdom of God the older serves the … Continue reading

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The book of Acts describes a process of finding those who were His

God knew those Jews and God-fearing Gentiles who truly loved Him and lived for Him.  When the apostles went from city to city, preaching the good news of Jesus the Messiah and the kingdom of God, those Jews and Gentiles … Continue reading

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Are We To See a Connection Between the Good Samaritan’s Story and Martha’s?

The story of the Good Samaritan occurs in Luke 10:25-37.  It is immediately followed in Luke 10:38-42 by the story of the sisters Mary and Martha: one of whom sat and listened to Jesus while the other tried to serve … Continue reading

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God Is Faithful – and Even Zealous – to Keep His Promises

Jeremiah 1:11-12 tells us that God says, “I am watching over my word to perform it.”  It not as though God makes a promise and then forgets about it.  Even if it takes thousands of years – which it did … Continue reading

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At the Heart of the Miracle of the Fishes and Loaves

At the heart of the miracle of the fishes and loaves – that is, when Jesus fed the multitudes with what little food He and His disciples had – was generosity.  Jesus was living according to this verse from Isaiah: … Continue reading

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Stop Making Idols Out of Relics

2 Kings 18:4 [Hezekiah] removed the high places and broke down the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherah. He also broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel burned … Continue reading

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The Great Transfer

The New Testament documents the great transfer from God the Father to His Son Jesus Christ of His wealth in the saints.  As Jesus said in John’s Gospel: John 6:45 “It is written in the prophets, ‘AND THEY SHALL ALL … Continue reading

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The Ancients Hoped for Resurrection

Even a man as ancient as Job hoped for a resurrection: Job 14:14 “If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my struggle I will wait Until my change comes. Job 19:25 “As for me, I … Continue reading

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Jesus Lived Off of Inherited Wealth

You have heard that Jesus was born poor.  And this is true…in the flesh.  In the spirit, however, he was quite wealthy.  This is because he was heir not only to all the promises made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, … Continue reading

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