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Biblical truth standing on its spiritual head to get our eternal attention.

John 12:13,15

| May 27, 2017

John quotes in 12:13,15 messianic prophecies which both the crowd and Jesus quote. Then John records, “His discIples did not understand these things at first” (John 12:16). I am constantly amazed at what the apostles did not know considering they had attended synagogue all their lives (yes that is an assumption based on their willingness […]

Matthew 12 – How To Establish Authority

| July 21, 2013

Matthew 12 makes a good study in how to establish authority. Three essential truths found within the text is: 1) Authority is found within Scripture; 2) Scripture must be applied for it to have any meaning; 3) Truth can be found, understood and applied. Authority is established by four means: 1) Command – You have […]

2 Samuel 6 – Grace On Every Page

| March 18, 2011

Grace is written on every page of the Bible. But blood is not. Grace is written in ways that blood does not need. The very breath we take is grace. God’s word breathed out through the Holy Spirit is grace. The breath Jesus exhaled declaring “it is finished” is grace. And God’s waiting breath, waiting […]

Three Time Periods

| January 4, 2011

For every book in the Bible, there are at least three “time periods” – The past, the present and the future. The past is the history being recounted, because most if not all the books were written after the events being described. The present answers the questions as to why that book was originally written, […]

Genesis 2:21-22; 15:12 – Bad Hermeneutics and Bad Humor

| December 22, 2010

God caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep. God caused Abram to fall into a deep sleep. While sleeping, God brought a wife to Adam. While Abram slept, “suddenly a terror and great darkness descended on him.” This is an example of where if you put two verses together that don’t belong, you can […]

Romans 7:14-25 – Dangerous Motivations for Studying

| August 29, 2010

It is dangerous, even if necessary, to study a text because of the use or misuse of that text by others. The result is that instead of reacting to the text itself, we react to a person’s use or misuse of that text. That puts a person in between us and the text. That can […]

Romans 7:14-25 – Motivations for Study

| February 24, 2010

It is dangerous, even if necessary, to study a text because of the use or misuse of that text by others. The result is that instead of reacting to the text itself, we react to a person’s use or misuse of that text. That puts a person in between us and the text. That can […]

Romans 5:12 – What Question Is Being Asked

| February 10, 2010

Before we can properly get out of a text what the writer put in the text we must discover, “What question is being asked?” To find an answer to a question that is not being asked is an improper use of that text. For example, in Romans 5:12 is Paul asking “why do all men […]

Acts 21:29-31 – Hair Replacement for Dogs Only

| November 19, 2009

Boca Raton, Florida has a reputation for being somewhat hoity-toity.  Due to this reputation a sign I saw did not shock me – “Hair Replacement For Dogs Only.”  Yep, this is Boca!  Upon closer examination, I learned I had misjudged Boca – at least this time.  Instead of “Hair Replacement For Dogs Only” being one […]

2 Samuel 24 – Numbering the People – Right or Wrong?

| October 5, 2009

Is it right or wrong to (you fill in the blank)?  That’s a good question, always.  In fact it needs to be asked more, as individual Christians, families of God, and churches of Christ.  In Numbers 1:2, God commands Moses to number the people.   There are several occasions in the Bible where God’s people are […]