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Office and Vocation in the Local Church

Thus, we come to the point where we understand that both pastors and elders teach Biblical Law. Pastors (AKA New Testament priests) emphasize the mysticism angle in their ritual leadership. Elders emphasize the practice of the Covenant. They work together … Continue reading

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Pastoral Psychology and the Heart 03

Making a deity of any part of yourself is a poor substitute for reaching out to eternity. Some of you may have heard of B.F. Skinner and his theory that human personality is nothing more than the net result of … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Luke 12:13-21

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

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Some OT Background Stuff

Note: WordPress tells me today is my tenth anniversary on this blog. Ref: Genesis 25-28 — I was discussing Genesis with a friend this week and remembered some background stuff that confuses most people about the Patriarchs — Abraham, Isaac … Continue reading

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Stones of Conviction

There is no magic formula. In your everyday life, you experience all kinds of influences pushing you in different directions. Some are internal, some are merely internalized, and many are external. If all you have is sensory data and reason, … Continue reading

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Divine Stress Test

You should expect this time of wrath and tribulation to shake loose things that are fake. This is behind the language of exposure in Scripture: things “laid bare,” sins brought into the light, etc. During long periods of prosperity and … Continue reading

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Prepare to Harvest

Refer to yesterday’s post. There remains today a vast body of hidden history, secrets that some would rather keep hidden. By the same token, much has already been leaked that is pure nonsense. It was recorded as nonsense to deceive. … Continue reading

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