Tag Archives: Applied Theology

Sunday Sermon Podcast: February 22, 2015

Yesterday’s sermon on maturity and unity in the Body of Christ centers on Ephesians 4:7-16 and the amazing linkage between using our spiritual gifts, growing to maturity in Christ and achieving unity in the church: Listen Now

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Slow Down and Think!

Bill was the oldest of four children who grew up in a well-to-do family in the suburbs.  As the children grew up and began to marry, Bill and his Father started a tradition in the family.  Shortly before each of … Continue reading

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My Annual Post on Halloween

This is my fourth October on Word Press, and in each of the past three years I have posted something about Halloween.  I’ve noticed that there aren’t as many this year on the subject… but there’s still time, and I’m … Continue reading

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Pride, Humility and Relationship with God

Jesus taught in parables to enable His listeners to more easily understand important concepts that may cut close to home.  In Luke 18:9-14, Jesus teaches us about pride and humility in a way that all of us can understand. It … Continue reading

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The Moment They’ve Been Waiting For!

Mark 15:24-32 Parallel Texts: Matthew 27:31-44; Luke 23:26-43; John 19:17-27 All those sleepless nights, the opportunities missed, the embarrassments in public, the plots, the cabals, the treachery… all of it had come to fruition for the loving and righteous men … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life

The alarm didn’t go off that morning, and this chilling reality sent shock waves through Dave’s groggy brain; “Oh no, I’m late!” He jumped out of bed and into the shower, then he got dressed and ran out the door. … Continue reading

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Do What it Says!

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: Extra-Biblical Sources in Jude

Jude does an interesting thing in his letter, he uses a non-Biblical source as though it were from Scripture, and he does so not once, but twice in a 25 verse letter.  Why does he do that?  Should that place … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: Jude and Peter

Why are Jude 4-16 and 2 Peter 2:1-18 so similar? There are many parallel passages in Scripture, but these two are more than just parallel, they are almost the same, close enough anyway that this deserves a look.  Over the … Continue reading

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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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