A Strategically Closed Book

Sometimes, when the Old Testament is quoted in the New, what is NOT quoted can be as instructive as what IS quoted.

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Three Questions from Revelation 22:16

Revelation 22:16

I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

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Working on the Sabbath, Resting on the Sabbath

John 5:16-17

16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

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Genesis 2:2

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made….

John 19:30

When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished….

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Genesis 2:2

…and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

Mark 15:42, 46

42 And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath….
46 ….And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.

 

 

 

 

 

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A Skill Problem / A Will Problem

The primary reason this blog has been so quiet recently is because I have been spending a lot of time in a major work transition, shifting from employed to self-employed, from employee to employer.

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“I Was Stealing from My Parents, Like, To Fund the Habit”

Drug addiction, as with other addictions, is a complex problem, with spiritual roots that make some believe that all a person needs to do to be free of drugs is to trust in Jesus, be saved, and just stop.  Layton Kelly knows from personal experience that more is almost always needed.

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Repost — “They Stole our Hot Chocolate!”

It has warmed up today, the sun is shining, but the pile of “hot chocolate insurance” on our front lawn from yesterday is still there.  Time to dust off this old post from a couple years ago, for those of my readers who weren’t around back them.  Originally posted here, but here it is again.

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Provoke Anyone Lately?

I apologise to my regular readers for the recent blog silence.  A combination of particularly heavy work demands and a really bad cold that just hasn’t wanted to stop have usurped my blogging time and energy.

But I wanted to leave you a quick thought from today’s sermon.

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