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Jesus Calls Us Back When We Turn From Him

Jesus Calls Us Back When We Turn From Him

This is the last post in an ongoing series on the Call of Christ. The greatest mistake, the biggest mess-up of Peter’s life is well known. The story begins in Matthew 26.31, on ...

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Jesus Walks With Us As We Live Out His Call

Jesus Walks With Us As We Live Out His Call

This is part of an ongoing series on the Call of Christ. If we are honest, we admit that it is a struggle to consistently live out the Call of Christ, and comfortingly, this is ...

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Jesus Calls Us to Join His Mission

Jesus Calls Us to Join His Mission

This is the second post in a series on the Call of Christ. The story of Peter begins with Luke’s account of Jesus calling Peter (along with Andrew, James and John) to follow ...

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The Call of Christ

The Call of Christ

Luke 5.1-11 records an account of Jesus calling Simon Peter to follow Him: “On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by ...

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Mocking Jesus

Mocking Jesus

In Mark 15, in the narrative of the crucifixion of Christ, there is the following description of the Roman soldiers mocking Jesus: And the soldiers led him away inside the ...

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Why Are You Afraid?

Why Are You Afraid?

Following the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7, in chapters 8-9 Matthew proceeds to give his account of some of the extraordinary miracles Jesus performs. The power of Christ ...

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The People Jesus Cannot Help

The People Jesus Cannot Help

There is an interesting episode which is recorded in Matthew 8.10-12, in the context of Jesus calling Matthew to follow Him: And as Jesus reclined at table in the house, behold, ...

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Jesus, the New Bethel

Jesus, the New Bethel

The Gospel of John is one of my favorite books in the Bible, and one of its special characteristics is that, more than any of the other gospels, it emphasizes the divinity of ...

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Jesus: God in our Neighborhood

Jesus: God in our Neighborhood

Who is God? What is He like? What does He want from me? What does He expect of me? These are ancient questions, asked by countless people over thousands of years. But they are ...

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The Folly of Jesus

The Folly of Jesus

Martin Hengel’s Crucifixion is a short little book which gives scholarly treatment to the practice of crucifixion in the ancient world. Hengel makes some interesting arguments, ...

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The Compassion of Christ

The Compassion of Christ

Matthew 14 starts off with the narration of the death of John the Baptist. John has been imprisoned for speaking out against King Herod’s unlawful marriage and now, at the request ...

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Pardon, Not Acquittal

Pardon, Not Acquittal

One of my favorite passages in the Bible is generally referred to as “Jesus and the Woman caught in Adultery” and is found in the beginning of John 8: “Early in the morning he ...

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