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Jan
16
Thayer Thursday – Luke’s context of parables

Thayer Thursday – Luke’s context of parables

“Luke’s telling of these stories of Jesus in this order is not random or a coincidence. In telling them this way he is bringing to a head the conflict Jesus is having with the Pharisees and proclaiming that their rejection of Him and His work amongst the “tax collectors and sinners” is nothing less than the rejection of God’s plan of redemption from exile.”

Jan
9
Thayer Thursday – Pharisee irony

Thayer Thursday – Pharisee irony

“God’s deliverance is being enacted in front of them – yet they are so focused on trying to bring about that deliverance through their actions that they miss it.”

Jan
2
Thayer Thursday – The cosmic significance of “Immanuel”

Thayer Thursday – The cosmic significance of “Immanuel”

“It is impossible to overstate the significance of the surprising reality about who Jesus is and what He accomplished. YHWH, the God of this Universe, shows once again that he is intimately involved with His creation by placing Himself within the very creation He spoke into being.”

Dec
19
Thayer Thursday – Biblical ‘fulfillment’ and the virgin birth

Thayer Thursday – Biblical ‘fulfillment’ and the virgin birth

“Matthew sees in Jesus the filling fully of Israel’s past. By rooting Jesus in these Old Testament happenings, Matthew shows how Jesus fills fully, or brings to a full completion the story of Israel. He shows his readers that the stories of the Old Testament were echoes or shadows of what was to come.”

Dec
12
Thayer Thursday – Biblical ‘Fulfillment’

Thayer Thursday – Biblical ‘Fulfillment’

For many who have grown up in the church (and probably many who didn’t) the Biblical concept of “prophecy and fulfillment” is generally misunderstood. In our culture, “prophecy” and its “fulfillment” are largely understood as consisting of a prediction which has its embodiment only and completely in the future. This is mostly due to Hollywood […]

Dec
5
Thayer Thursday – Geneology as Theology

Thayer Thursday – Geneology as Theology

“Other than the occasional commercial about ancestry.com or time spent reminiscing during family reunions or holidays – we don’t typically think about our lineage; especially not 42 generations worth! Imagine having 2,000 years of family history memorized!”

Nov
15
Thayer Thursday – Translations

Thayer Thursday – Translations

“So as you can imagine, this has caused many to wonder why the Gospel of John varies the Greek word used for “love.” Many Bible teachers have extrapolated from this variation in language that Jesus’s use of the term “agapao” is meant to convey a ‘true’ or ‘deep’ love. Peter, on the other hand responds that he simply ‘loves’ Jesus (not ‘truly’ or ‘deeply’).”

Nov
7
Thayer Thursday – One with them

Thayer Thursday – One with them

“I’ll never forget the face of that man. I’ll never forget the matter-of-fact nature with which he shared this traumatic experience in his life: as if it was in some way normal. Talbot, leaning forward with a look of shock and pain in his face asked: “Did you ever consider giving up, did you ever consider stopping preaching the Gospel?”

Oct
31
Thayer Thursday – The Double-Stuffed Oreo Gospel

Thayer Thursday – The Double-Stuffed Oreo Gospel

“Right now, my son cares about his Double Stuffed Oreo cookie. He knows that if he eats what’s on his plate, he’ll get what he wants. But as his father – as much as I enjoy giving him his cookie, I care far more about his health. I care far more about him getting the proper nutrition he needs to stay healthy than I do about his momentary pleasure from a cookie.”

Oct
29

My REVEAL course audio downloads (weeks 1&2)

“The first two weeks’ audio recording are now available to listen to streaming or to download. They are both free of charge, so if you wanted to take the course but couldn’t be there this time around, you can follow along on via the magic of MP3!”

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