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Why YHWH Loves Music

During a Bible study on Hebrews 6-7, the teacher-elder wanted us to think about our role as a kingly priest serving Christ and the Body. He used intercessory prayer as an example; we should consider the 5 Ws and 1 … Continue reading

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The Four Dispensations

The four dispensations: the Patriarchs, Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles The Patriarchs – The establishment of the human family leading to a called-out people, whose bloodline would allow for YHWH to enter the world in flesh. Passover – The establishment of … Continue reading

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Thought Splatters (Sip!)

The only time Scripture mentions submission to the assembly is concerning discipline (Matthew 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 5:5). John’s Evangel never mentions the word faith. Why? Love is the result of faith. Three items that seem to terrify most believers are … Continue reading

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What Do All Men Hold Dear?

paradosis – tradition π – 80 α – 1 ρ – 100 ά – 1 δ – 4 ο – 70 σ – 200 ι – 10 ς – 200 ______ 666 euporia – prosperity or wealth ε – 5 … Continue reading

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Puzzling Passages Made Plain: The Levite and His Concubine – Part 2

Read first: Puzzling Passages Made Plain: Tossed to the Depraved Puzzling Passages Made Plain: The Levite and His Concubine – Part 1 Turn the Light on… Connection Lesson 1 Corinthians 13:9-10 (Literal Translation) In part, indeed, we know, and in … Continue reading

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Symbolism of Sheep and the Leg-Breaking Myth

Sheep 101 Break a leg? There is a commonly-held belief that shepherds in Biblical times would break the legs of lambs that constantly wandered away. According to the “story,” the shepherd would then set the broken leg and carry the … Continue reading

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Symbolism of the Vine and Branches

The pruning of the vine causes the remaining branch nubs to produce sweeter fruit: How to Prune Grape Vines for Fruit Development Winter Pruning of Vines from Infancy to the Fourth Year

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The Best Bread

Once upon a time, there was a little boy who had so many allergies, he could not partake of communion. He, being young, did not have a care, but the adults determined he had to participate in some way. “Gluten-free … Continue reading

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Puzzling Passages Made Plain: The Levite and His Concubine – Part 1

I received the inspiration and most of the words for this post three week ago… and sat on it. “Why bother?” I thought, “No one is going to get it. It will either look like genius or madness.” The spouse … Continue reading

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Body Parts

During a Bible study, I described the huge plant that came from the tiny mustard seed as the Body, “I am the Vine (the seed) and you are the branches (the growth).” Someone else said the church and gave praise … Continue reading

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