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Conceit; June 1, 2021


Ezra 9:2 “And the leaders and officials have led the way in this unfaithfulness.” Just last night I was discussing a passage in Hosea with a pastor friend of mine, and it included this line: “I am very rich; I … Continue reading

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Titles; December 27, 2019


Matthew 23:8-10 “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have only one Master and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor … Continue reading

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Names; December 14, 2019


Malachi 1:1 A prophecy: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi. For once, I was struck more by a footnote than I was by the actual text. The footnote in question says, “Malachi means my messenger.” We don’t … Continue reading

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Church Leadership; December 2, 2019


Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.” Leadership, and specifically … Continue reading

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Motives; July 22, 2018


John 12:6 He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it. A couple of things … Continue reading

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February 20, 2015


Matthew 23:8-10 “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi’, for you have only one Master and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father’, for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor … Continue reading

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September 18, 2012


1 Smuel 26:9 But David said to Abishai, “Don’t destroy him! Who can lay a hand on the LORD’s anointed and be guiltless?” This verse, and similar expression throughout this chapter as well as in chapter 24, are often quoted … Continue reading

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