Monthly Archives: February 2022

Eveready (A sermon from 1 Peter 3:14-4:6)

What does it look like to be ready for Christ? How do we get ready? Peter shares 3 areas in which Jesus’s followers need to be prepared.

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Biblical Theology: The O.T. Confession of Faith (Exodus 32-34, Class 8)

After this class, I had to apologize to my co-teacher Kevin, and now I need to apologize to the class as a whole, both in person and online. In preparing for this class, we exchanged emails and Kevin sent a … Continue reading

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The Bible’s Commands Ranked?

People seem to have an innate desire to rank things. What was the best Star Wars movie? Who has New York’s best pizza? What was the worst television show of all time? What are America’s 25 best beaches? This penchant … Continue reading

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Wide Angle: The Resurrection (“Just as He Said”)

(Reading time: Approx. 4-5 minutes.) The men who pushed and manipulated the governor into delivering a death sentence on Jesus went back to the governor after the execution with an odd request. They asked that a guard (the word is … Continue reading

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How Do We Get There from Here? (1 Peter 3:8-15)

Do you know how some TV shows begin with a scene that is full of peril and you don’t even know how you got there? The hero is covered with blood, he’s holding a knife, and a woman lies dead … Continue reading

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Bible Theology Class 7: The Tabernacle (Temple Theology)

When Kevin and I were laying out the syllabus for this class, we talked about what should come after the giving of the Law on Mt. Sinai. Kevin thought that the next class should be on Exodus 25-31, the building … Continue reading

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What it Means to Say, “God Bless You”

Whenever some alarming thing happens that affects us as a nation – the attacks on 9-11, or when our troops are engaged in battle – leaders from across the political spectrum feel it necessary to end their speeches by saying, … Continue reading

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Wide Angle: A Case of Hypocrisy

(Reading time: 3 minutes.) According to Matthew 27, Joseph of Arimethea, along with Nicodemus (another secret disciple positioned among the nation’s most prominent officials), gave Jesus a proper burial in Joseph’s own tomb. Verses 59 says, “Joseph took the body, … Continue reading

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The Submission Is for the Mission (1 Peter 3:1-7)

Christian marriage as part of God’s Big Plan. A few years ago, a cartoon was published that showed a pastor behind a pulpit that had been armored so that it was like a fortress. There was something like a gun … Continue reading

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Sinai (Bible Theology Class)

What was Sinai and the giving of the law all about? Was it just rules that people must follow, can’t follow, and set people up to fail? Or is the law more like covenant promises – like marriage vows? How … Continue reading

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