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How the Apostles See Our Lives Being Redirected by Christ

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Spiritual Language Concepts: Beasts, Animals, Dogs

In the spiritual language of the Bible, references to an animal, beast, or dog might be a reference to a human being who is unreasoning or unreasonable.  After all, God wants to reason with us (Isaiah 1:18).  Therefore, when we’re … Continue reading

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Stumbling Over Spiritual Language

It is common in the gospels to read of Jesus’ hearers misunderstanding Him, not comprehending His spiritual speech.  And it was not just His opponents who stumbled over His sayings.  Even His most attentive disciples also struggled at times.  These … Continue reading

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Loving the Things of God

If we would love God, should we not be loving the things of God? Strong relationships are based on shared interests.  Therefore, let our thoughts, words, and deeds be about the things that matter most to God. Here are some … Continue reading

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Scriptures on the Centrality of Christ

The scriptures that follow speak to the central place Christ is to hold in our thinking.  Christ is not peripheral to our faith.  He is not one of its most important facets. He is not part of a trinity with … Continue reading

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How the Old Testament Refers to Itself

We are using to see how dependent the New Testament is on the Old Testament.  In fact, without the Old Testament, the New Testament would make no sense.  Thus the Old Testament lays a foundation that the New Testament builds … Continue reading

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Scriptures on Spiritual Time

The scripture makes reference to spiritual time, which operates differently than the time on a clock or calendar.  Spiritual time, or season, hsa to do with the appropriateness of an activity – especially from the standpoint of righteousness. We ourselves … Continue reading

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Expressions of Devotion Which Are Fitting for the Lord

Here are expressions of devotion found in Scripture which we may adapt for use in expressing our devotion to the Lord.  Let these be impressed deeply in our minds, that we might genuinely think and feel them toward the Lord … Continue reading

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Scriptures on Jesus’ Regard for the Prophets

Jesus thought highly of the prophets.  He trusted them.  He believed that they spoke for His Father. Jesus modeled His own life after the prophets, and encouraged His disciples to do the same. Jesus believed everything that His Father had … Continue reading

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Questions and Exclamations of Jesus of Nazareth

There are times in the ministry of Jesus that He seemed surprised by the kind of thinking He encountered in His fellow Jews.  His attention was arrested and He seemed to be full of wonder at what He was beholding. … Continue reading

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