Tag Archives: Hermeneutics

Our Precious Modern Ears

We would love to have a strong preacher like John the Baptist, wouldn’t we? When the crowds came out to be baptized by him, he said, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath! Produce … Continue reading

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Keep It Simple

I like things simple. Simple life. Simple truth: light/dark truth/lie freedom/bondage. “Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, Than great treasure with trouble.” – Prov. 15:16 KISS: Keep It Simple, Silly. Read John.

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Bring Them Up in the Training and Admonition of the Lord

“And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” – Eph. 6:4 “Bring them up” = ektréphō – feed. “Training” = paideía – instruction to reach maturity. “Admonition” = nouthesía – … Continue reading

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Why Was I Created?

Why was I created? Why were you? It’s because God wanted to lavish you with His love. He didn’t need us, He wanted us. God gives, we receive (John 3:16). He literally pours His love into our hearts through His … Continue reading

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I should read the Old Testament more, but I don’t.

I should read the Old Testament more, but I don’t. I get lost in all the names & places. Then I just give up. I hear this all the time. Maybe this will help. How are you approaching the OT? … Continue reading

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The Rich Young Ruler

If someone asked you how to get to Heaven, you’d probably say “by grace through faith in Jesus (Eph. 2:8-9),” right? So why did Jesus give the Law to the rich young ruler when he asked the same question (Mark … Continue reading

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Straining at Rowing

I took Mary kayaking this weekend. Typical of a 2-year old, she wanted to “do it myself!” Needless to say, we didn’t get very far and she ended up pretty frustrated. Truth be told, she was a hot mess and I apologize to … Continue reading

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