Tag Archives: New Covenant

Serving and Eating and Rhythm of Life – a lesson from Jesus’ last night

Jesus spent a lot of time answering the question “What is the kingdom of God like?” It’s like a farmer who sows seeds. knowing some will die off for many reasons but some will grow strong. (Mark 4:1-20.) It is … Continue reading

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Tithes and Chariots are Both Outdated

Cars aren’t chariots “Your chariot awaits, my lady.” As awkward as I was in High School, I never uttered those words. Of course, the reason it was easy for me to avoid such cheesy lines probably had more to do … Continue reading

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How To Get What It Takes To Approach God

There’s a dire message in Isaiah 59: Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save,     nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated     you from your God; your sins have hidden his … Continue reading

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Rejecting the Bible – an interesting way to view scripture and doctrine

I recently interacted with someone on a Facebook forum dedicated to looking at the role of women and men from a biblical basis – that is, the point is to consider what the Bible has to say about women and … Continue reading

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The Problem with Church Membership Covenants – bad doctrine hurts God’s people

The Old Testament is full of covenants God made with his people: Edenic, Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic. If those aren’t familiar to you, don’t worry. The point is that God makes covenants – a type of binding promise – with his … Continue reading

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The Cross of Jesus Divides Everything in Two

[Updated from the archives.] *** Stand in the place where you live Now face north Think about direction Wonder why you haven’t before (Stand, lyrics by Michael Stipe, performed by R.E.M.) Goofy dancing aside, this isn’t bad advice (and please … Continue reading

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New Beginnings, A New Hope

May 1977 I sat in a darkened theater, one of the grand old movie palaces of San Francisco, and the black screen lit up with huge words scrolling from bottom to top, fading into the distance: A long time ago … Continue reading

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Christianity’s Easy!

The writer of Ecclesiastes summed up life under the Old Covenant this way: Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind. For … Continue reading

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Which Side of the Cross are You On?

Because we can never get enough of ’80s alt rock bands, here’s something from R.E.M. (and please go watch the video, because if I knew something that goofy passed for dancing I’d have been really impressive at parties in back … Continue reading

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