Monthly Archives: March 2019

Woe!

  Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain; they have rushed for profit into Balaam’s error; they have been destroyed in Korah’s rebellion. Jude 11 Jude has been giving his readers a strong warning about false teachers … Continue reading

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Powerful Stuff!

Jude 8-10 These verses are quite something; Jude has an interesting way with words… In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings. … Continue reading

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It’s Getting Serious

Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their positions … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: March 20, 2019

Spring begins today although were I am right now I must add, in theory. This photo seems to capture my hope that the season will change even in Iowa one these days…

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Off to a quick start!

Jude gives us a typical greeting in the first 2 verses, telling us who is writing and extending his good wishes in love to his recipients.  Then he quickly moves to his purpose for writing: Dear friends, although I was … Continue reading

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Jude: An Introduction

Jude is a strange little letter, nestled between 3 John and Revelation. It is seldom quoted, and sermons and studies of it are rarer still. It could be that it is neglected because of its size, only 25 verses, or … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on James

Old Testament Israel lived under the Law of Moses, very much a transactional system of law, violations, punishment and atonement. The great priority of that system was found in avoiding violations to curry God’s favor. Sacrifices were carried out continually … Continue reading

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Summing Up

There are some misconceptions surrounding this book, and maybe that is why many modern-day teachers avoid it. Can Jesus be found in James? Well, let’s see… we saw the connection with the Sermon on the Mount a while back; remember … Continue reading

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TLP Living: 3/18/19

Too Shocking to be Seen!! Something happened yesterday that I thought I’d share with you, something you might wish to think about, or maybe just for a laugh. It seems that yesterday’s Sermon Notes were just too much for Facebook … Continue reading

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TLP Inspiration: March 18, 2019

Good Monday Morning from the Heartland. Some time back I came upon a scene; this tree grabbed my attention because it was unusual… The unusual thing about the tree isn’t the scar, but how well it has done in spite … Continue reading

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