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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

How many Gospels are there?

Matt 10:5 What gospel did Jesus tell his disciples NOT to tell the gentiles (us)? "These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: “Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans." "hint" he tells you in the same book.. and gives clues in the same chapter. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Peter and his Sword (a discussion on weapons and self defense from a Biblical perspective.

I want to take you back to the garden at Gethsemane…when a large crowd of Roman guards armed with swords and clubs came to arrest Jesus.  As they went to arrest Jesus, one of Jesus’ disciples, Peter, drew his sword and cut off the ear of one of the Roman guards.

There’s a couple of things that are very interesting about this…
First, earlier, in Luke 22:36, Jesus told his disciples that if they didn’t own a sword, that they should sell their cloak and go buy one.  Not a knife for cutting cheese, bread, or rope…but a sword, which was one of the main law enforcement and battle weapons of the time.

Second, Jesus’ response to Peter drawing his sword and attacking the Roman soldier wasn’t shock, awe, or disbelief.  He wasn’t angry that Peter was armed.  He wasn’t angry that Peter defended him.  He didn’t tell him to give his sword to the Roman guards.  He didn’t tell him to throw it on the ground.  He said, “Put your sword back in its place.  For all who live by the sword will die by the sword.”  And then he healed the Roman soldier’s ear and went with the Romans, knowing what was to come.

A lot of warriors feel alienated by the “modern” Church…but in large part, that’s because a lot of “modern” churches don’t understand warriors.  Not modern warriors and not warriors whose stories are told throughout the Bible.

The warrior ethos is highlighted throughout the Bible…definitely more in the Old Testament, but Jesus surrounded himself with rough men who were ready and willing to fight the good fight…both physically and spiritually.  Peter was outnumbered and outgunned.  The Bible doesn’t tell us that any of the other disciples had his back.  But he took the fight to the bad guys anyhow.

Taken from an article by OX at

I would love to discuss this.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Did Christ die on Wednesday, Thursday, or "good" Friday?  This is a good article on some of the issues with Friday.  I  personally feel it was probably Thursday because he did rise on the 3rd day.. but am open to Wednesday because of the way the Jews counted days.  Sunday being the Day of Resurrection is not a question. :)   I would love to have a bit of a discussion on this issue? 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thieme From Houston Texas.

Thieme was a Pastor in Houston and this quote caused a fun discussion on facebook, so I thought I would carry it over here.

 “Can a Christian immerse himself in sin and evil and still be a Christian? Throughout the Church Age pastors and theologians have struggled to explain this paradox. Some contend that perpetually carnal believers were never genuinely saved. But the Bible emphatically states that once a person expresses faith alone in Christ alone, he is eternally saved (John 3:16, 36). Others assert that believers who continually sin can lose their salvation. Bu...t since every believer has an irrevocable position “in Christ” (2 Cor 5:17), neither sin nor evil, not even God Himself, can separate the believer “from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus” (Rom 8:39). The believer is eternally secure, forever a son and heir of God (Gal 4:5-7).
“Although the believer can never lose his eternal life, he can be in danger of destroying his spiritual life and losing all the blessings that “God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Cor 2:9)” (Reversionism, p. 1)