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Acts 26:20-32 — Compelled

In this passage, we see three reactions to the gospel. One is persecution, like the Jews persecuted Paul. The second is people thinking we’re crazy, as Festus thought of Paul. The third is a patronizing attitude toward us and the gospel, as Herod … Continue reading

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Luke 23:7-12 — Those to whom Jesus has nothing to say

We now see in this passage Herod’s response to Jesus.  Perhaps, though, it would be better to call it Jesus’ response to Herod. This was the same Herod that had beheaded John the Baptist, and had wondered if Jesus was … Continue reading

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Matthew 14:1-12; Mark 6:14-29; Luke 9:7-9 — I respect you, but…

As I look at this passage, Herod is a puzzle to me.  He apparently wasn’t happy with John the Baptist when John condemned him for taking his (that is, Herod’s) brother’s wife and marrying her.  It’s possible he would never have done … Continue reading

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Luke 3:18-20 — But wasn’t I doing your will?

Sometimes, as we go through the Christian life, we go through hard times as a result of our own bad decisions.  I once went through unemployment, because though all the warning signs were there that my company was about to … Continue reading

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Matthew 2 — Troubled by the coming of a King

I think at Christmas time, the one image that people have of Jesus is of the baby in the manger.  Perhaps one reason why people like that scene is because Jesus is so non-threatening.  He makes no demands on you. … Continue reading

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