Category: Notes & Comments on Scripture

This category is where I will pass on, new to me, insights from scripture.

1 Thess 5:14

1 Thess 5:14 reads: We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone. New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995), This verse is one of a string of verses in this chapter that are important to one-on-one ministry. Check the index to …

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Romans 12:4-5

Romans 12:4-5 reads: For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995), As always we need to …

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Jesus Ate with Sinners

Jesus caught eating with sinners

In Luke 15 the Pharisees despise Jesus because Jesus ate with sinners. Jesus responds to this charge by telling three parables. (On this web site pointing to any Bible reference will give you a pop-up of the text.) The rejoicing shepherd (Luke 15:4-7) The rejoicing woman (Luke 15:8-10) The rejoicing father (Luke 15:11-32) These titles …

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Telling God HURRY UP!

Telling God Hurry Up Is Sin Let me paraphrase that Woe to those who work hard at sinning (rebelling against God). They do this by telling (or you could even say commanding) God to: Hurry  up and fulfill the promises You made to our fathers! We want to see if they are real. Hurry up …

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Cultural Rhythms Maybe Protective

“In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle” (2 Samuel 11:1) But that spring King David did not follow one of the cultural rhythms of his day. He stayed home in his palace. Bad idea. Notice the horrible chain of events that follow that one lazy indiscretion. Violating Cultural …

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Luke 7 29-30 is a Side Comment

Luke 7 29-30 is often skipped by the big fat books or they have conflicting things to say about it.. Here are some things about the narrator’s side comment in Luke 7:29-30 It interrupts Jesus’ speech that started in Luke 7:24. This interruption is unexpected. Therefore it is probably important. (A point we learn from …

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