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Why Greek Matters (Part 3) – Into the Age – The Meaning of “Eternity” in the New Testament

The word eternity never occurs in the New Testament. Neither does the word forever. This is the third part in a series attempting to show some of the difference it makes in reading or studying the New Testament using Greek … Continue reading

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Something Strange is Happening…

Something strange is happening—there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh … Continue reading

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We’ve Been Unbabeled: When the Day of Pentecost Had Fully Come (Part 2)

The advent of the Spirit is actually reversing the curse of Babel. The Spirit of God brings diverse peoples together as one family and one “kin-group.” The Spirit forges the Church as a new humanity which is reunited as a downpayment and sign of God’s eschatological purposes to bring all peoples to unity before God. Continue reading

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When the Day of Pentecost had Fully Come (Part 1)

The coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, as described in Acts chapter 2, was an epochal and unrepeatable event in salvation history. This was not simply the first time the disciples received the Holy Spirit (remember, … Continue reading

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Resurrection and New Creation (Part 2) – Whirlwind Tour of the Gospel of John

When Jesus rose from the dead, splendor returned to the world. From the depths of death’s dark gloom, Jesus emerged triumphant and the light of new life shone out permeating the entire earth. God’s redemptive purpose to not abandon the … Continue reading

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Ascension Day???

I am gathering that Ascension Day has come to such a low place of recognition because in the average evangelical consciousness, the possible meaning for the ascension is rather opaque. Perhaps, if at all, it is endowed with a negative meaning – Jesus is no longer with us in person. We are alone to do what he told us to do until he finally comes back. I hope in the following to merely in outline, amend this theological lacuna, which turns out to be significantly more practical and pastoral than one at first might imagine. Continue reading

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New Creation…Starting Now (The Resurrection of Jesus and the Meaning of Easter)

  When Jesus burst out of the tomb, what happened? What does it mean for us? This past month, believers of all kinds, in their own ways, celebrated the resurrection of Jesus the Messiah. The question I’d like to ask … Continue reading

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