Tag Archives: the Covenant of Moses

Teachings of Jesus — Luke 24:44-49

We come to the point where we jump over a lot of Luke because his witness is duplicated elsewhere. Indeed, the only thing left unique to Luke’s Gospel is right before the Ascension. During His last forty days on the … Continue reading

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What Are We Doing?

In order to say more about elders and pastors, it’s necessary to step back just a bit and review what they are doing when working together. Jesus referred to spiritual birth in John 3. But this wasn’t new; He honestly … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Luke 16:1-13

Jesus is still answering the objection of the scribes and Pharisees to His rehabilitation of sinners. The Jewish leaders were missing the point of the rituals. They failed to understand that the rituals served as symbolic reminders of our fallen … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 21:23-32

The final confrontation had begun. Jesus came to Jerusalem knowing He was about to be abused and executed. In the process, He must call attention to the moral failures of those who hated Him. The Sanhedrin were well aware of … Continue reading

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The Sin of Census

Ref: 2 Samuel 24 — This came up in a Bible study today and a great many people fail to understand the full context. Recall that the Covenant of Moses was inherently tribal and feudal. God says that no one … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 19:3-12

Let’s remind ourselves that Jesus keeps calling for a return to the Covenant. What will Messiah’s reign demand of His subjects? The problem addressed here is the long and deep drift of Israel from that Covenant. The Jews no longer … Continue reading

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The Insignificance of Jerusalem

Everyone seems convinced that the recent move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is full of symbolism. It is, but it symbolizes rejecting God’s truth in this case. Jerusalem was King David’s chosen royal city. He captured … Continue reading

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