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Who are these people, because I see them everywhere in scripture?
He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire. Matthew 311-13.
One of the frequent discussions I hear centers on this phrase, “as it was in the days of Noah.”
Things that puzzle and provoke me. Matthew 3:9-12.
All the region were going out to him, and they were baptized, confessing their sins. Matthew 3:4-12.
Category Archives: understanding
Wisdom from above. James 3:14 – 18
Previously, we talked about taming the tongue. If you noticed, that maybe one of the hardest things you will ever do; and, it is wisdom at its best if you do. Now, under the premise of “Wisdom from Above” James … Continue reading
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The book of James, an introduction and study of chapter 1 verses 1-4.
The book of James Written about A.D. 45-50. In a world that denies the validity of Jesus and God’s word, but is willing to accept the validity of someone like Socrates or Plato wholeheartedly; I would like to offer Dr. … Continue reading
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Paul tells us why Romans 8:1 works. Romans 8:2-4.
We learned in Romans 8:1 that there is NOW (an ever-present tense) NO condemnation. To me, an obvious conclusion is that this applies to my relationship with the Father through Jesus Christ. So what does Romans 8:2 tell us? For … Continue reading
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Christ the Hope of Jews and Gentiles, Romans 15: 8-13.
Christ the Hope of Jews and Gentiles When we closed our last post, we were counseled to welcome others, just as the Messiah has welcomed us. God nor Paul have changed their minds, and so we continue with Romans chapter … Continue reading
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Live in such a way … Romans 14:13-23.
Do Not Cause Another to Stumble Paul opens Romans 14 by talking about those who don’t believe what you believe and, therefore, can’t eat what you eat. In some translations, Paul is said to call this a weaker faith. In … Continue reading
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Do not pass judgment. Romans 14:1-4
Do Not Pass Judgment on One Another If you did a quick overview of Romans 14, then you would know that the first three verses are inherently tied together. One of the first things you see is the word judgment; … Continue reading
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The longing of my heart and prayer to God. Chapter two. Romans 10:14-21.
Paul throws out another of his questions. How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him, whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? (Romans 10:14 NASB) … Continue reading
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Is there injustice in God? Romans 9:15 – 27. Part two of two.
We looked at Romans 9:14 where Paul asked the question, is there injustice in God? Paul answers his own question with, Of course not!; Paul continues with what we see in Romans 9:15-16. Romans 9:15-16 NET. For he says to … Continue reading
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