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Tag Archives: Law of Moses
Note: We are passing over a large amount of material duplicated in Matthew and Luke. There is nothing in this passage offering a hint to the legal status of the estate the man asked Jesus to arbitrate. The most common … Continue reading
The entire identity of Israel was bound up in the Covenant. It was not in just the Law as written by Moses, but all of the implications of that Law. Further, it was not found in Hellenistic analysis underlying the … Continue reading
We depart from Matthew’s Gospel at this point. There is really nothing I can add now to the previous work I’ve done explaining Matthew 24 and 25. You can reread them at your leisure on the static site. We jump … Continue reading
Jesus continues His condemnation of the Scribes and Pharisees. This time we examine three short items not often understood very well by Western Christians. Jesus came as the Messiah to restore the ancient ways of the Covenant. His teaching was … Continue reading
Do you recall the scene in Exodus 32 where Moses came down from the Mount of God to find the nation engaged in some hard partying around an idol? The first thing he did was put some serious interrogation pressure … Continue reading
God is merciful. Let’s clarify some things regarding covenants. Some of you understand that law covenants are not the same as faith covenants. Faith is the goal; law is designed to make faith easier to find. The whole point of … Continue reading
In these three conversations, most people can understand the point of each teaching. What most readers miss is the divine mystery of revelation itself that ties these teachings together. Your Bible is ink on paper; there’s nothing special about that. … Continue reading