Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 26

Passing On Our Heritage

     Tucked away in a seemingly insignificant greeting at the beginning of Paul’s second letter to Timothy is a wonderful display of what a family of faith can look like. In 2 Timothy 1:5, Paul mentions that Timothy’s grandmother Lois, and mother Eunice both had faith – and that this faith was passed down to …

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Aug 19

How We Misunderstand Submission in Marriage

     People commonly use Ephesians 5:22-33 for understanding the relationship between a husband and a wife in the context of a Christian marriage. It is frequently referred to as the Biblical model for how a husband and a wife should act toward one another. Some believe these verses teach that a wife should submit to …

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Aug 12

Old Covenant vs. New Covenant

     A central and confusing teaching of the New Testament is that through the death & resurrection of Jesus on the cross, we are no longer required to observe, or are supervised by the Old Covenant Laws (Romans 7:4; Galatians 2:19, 3:35; Hebrews 8:7-13; and others). Instead we now follow the Holy Spirit: the “law” …

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Aug 05

Bible Cross-References

     The more you read the Bible, the more you start to recognize quotations and allusions to other portions of scripture. For instance, last week I was reading through Ezekiel 8-11 and was struck by the parallels between portions of that scripture and portions of the book of Revelation (particularly chapters 7 & 14). These …

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