Archive for January, 2015

1 Peter and Acts – Is “Obedience to the Truth” (1 Peter 1:22) Baptism?

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Some believe “obedience to the truth” (1 Peter 1:22) refers to baptism. Although the word “baptism” is not mentioned in 1:22, why might such be true? One reason is the connections between this passage and 1 Peter 3. A second reason is it is also believed most of 1 Peter is a baptismal sermon. And […]

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Praying through the Bible #160 – Job 6-7 – A Prayer About Rash Words

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Pain brings rash words. That is the explanation – or rationalization – of Job to Eliphaz (Job 6.3). He does what is so easily and commonly done; He blames God: “Surely the arrows of the Almighty have pierced me; my spirit drinks of their poison. God’s terrors are arrayed against me” (Job 6.4). Job’s physical […]

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The Corinthians’ Supper

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

When something is wrong, you fix it. Negatively, you remove what is bad or corrupting. Positively, to correct what is wrong, you restore what is right. Think about that, no one would disagree; and yet when it comes to the Bible somehow the rules change. So the point of this lesson is simple: To correct […]

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Praying through the Bible #159 – Job 2-3 – A Prayer Asking Why

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Waking up with something physically wrong with my right eye, I thought it was a stye. Hourly, my face’s right side deteriorated. Only 20 years old, I called home panicking and frightened. The entire right side of my face was becoming paralyzed. While traumatic, it was compounded by the fact I was considering becoming a […]

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Praying through the Bible #158 – Job 1 – A Prayer I Am Unqualified to Write About

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Shooting basketball, my mother walked onto our deck to tell me “Grandmother” died. She was my great-grandmother. I stopped for a few seconds, and then started shooting again. She was the first person related to me who died. I was young, and only met her a few times. One day at college I got a […]

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