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Revelation 11 — From bad to worse…to salvation

I mentioned earlier that I was in deep waters trying to explain these things. The waters just keep getting deeper. 🙂 There’s a lot of disagreement among Christians about what this chapter all means. Again, all I can say is my … Continue reading

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I Corinthians 15:58 — Because we have hope

Nobody said life was easy. And neither did Paul.  He was a man who had been stoned, shipwrecked, persecuted, imprisoned, and even more. What could keep a person going in the face of all these trials?  The hope that he … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 15:35-55 — Though we are a dim reflection

I was kind of planning to move on to the next section of this passage, but the more I reflect on this passage, the more I stand in wonder at what we will be. Our new bodies will be imperishable … Continue reading

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I Corinthians 15:35-55 — What we will be

I was talking with some students in their 60s last week, and we were talking about how some researchers were talking about 60 and 65 being the new middle age because of increasing lifespans. I asked them how long they … Continue reading

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I Corinthians 15:1-34 — The importance of Christ’s resurrection

I remember teaching at an English conversation school and overhearing this conversation between another teacher and her students. Student:  What is Easter? Teacher:  Oh, it’s the day that Christians believe Jesus rose from the dead. <dead silence, and probably incredulous … Continue reading

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Acts 9:32-43 — The God who heals and raises the dead

In this passage we see two powerful stories.  The thing that struck me the most were Peter’s words to Aeneas and Dorcas (Tabitha). To Aeneas, who had been bedridden for eight years, and who had probably lost all hope of … Continue reading

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Luke 24:13-35 — Slow to believe

This appears to be the third or fourth appearance of Jesus after his resurrection, depending on when Jesus showed himself to Peter. And here we see two followers of Jesus walking down to Emmaus, which was perhaps their hometown.  And as … Continue reading

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Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-18 — The One who is always with us

A couple of notes on the resurrection.  I think I will be cutting out Mark 16:9-20 from my commentary since it is considered by most scholars to not be in the original text.  It was apparently added on to Mark … Continue reading

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Matthew 27:62-66; 28:1-4 — A God who cannot be thwarted

This is perhaps one of the more humorous incidents in the Bible if you really think about it.  The Pharisees and chief priests were concerned that perhaps the disciples might come to steal the body and claim that Jesus had … Continue reading

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Matthew 22:23-33; Mark 12:18-27; Luke 20:27-40 — When we fail to understand the scriptures and the power of God

There’s a children’s song that humorously describes the Sadducees.  It says, “I don’t wanna be a Sadducee, ’cause a Sadducee is ‘sad, you see?’” Yes, I know, a very bad joke.  🙂 Nevertheless, they were a sad bunch of people … Continue reading

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John 11:23-44 — The one who calls forth the dead

Yes, we will eventually finish this chapter.  But not today.  It’s a passage that is so totally rich in truth. When Jesus told Martha that her brother would rise again, she said, I know he will rise again in the … Continue reading

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Psalm 40 — Song of a Savior

In this psalm by David, we see his suffering and deliverance. But we also see the song of our Savior, as he sings about his suffering on the cross and his resurrection. It starts out with David praising God for … Continue reading

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