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Christ in Y’all, the Hope of Glory – Why Greek Matters (Part 6)

I am not from Texas. I am not remotely from anywhere in the South. I am a Yankee to the core. Nevertheless, I believe one of the primary deficiencies of my version of the English language is the lack of a … Continue reading

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Why Greek Matters (Part 2) – When Does the New Creation Begin? (2 Corinthians 5:17)

“Being in Christ” is not simply an opportunity for a fresh start or a new chance to get things right (as great as that is). Being in the Messiah means that one is a participant in the eschatological life of the restored and renewed heavens and earth even now. Continue reading

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Why Greek Matters (Part 7) – The Genesis of Jesus the Messiah (Genealogies Really Matter!)

I know its easy to skip genealogies when reading to Bible. Loads of detail with little yield. Though this might not be immediately apparent, the genealogies in the Gospels are rich with theological significance. Names such as Judah, Ruth, David, … Continue reading

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Confronting the Sin of Despair – Hope as a Theology of Resistance

It is not so much sin that plunges us into disaster, as rather despair (John Chrysostom) Revelation 21:7-8 – “The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son. 8But … Continue reading

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The Baptism of Christ – He Comes to Bury Sinful Humanity in the Waters…and Begin a New Creation through the Spirit and Water

Christ is bathed in light; let us also be bathed in light. Christ is baptised; let us also go down with him, and rise with him. John is baptising when Jesus draws near. Perhaps he comes to sanctify his baptiser; … Continue reading

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Prayers for Revival – Boldness in Proclaming the Gospel

Inspired by 2 Cor. 4:6, Acts 4:2 and Rom. 1:16: Almighty and Everlasting God, who caused the light of your glory to shine forth in the face of Jesus Christ, cause the light of your gospel to shine through your … Continue reading

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Prayers for Revival – Healing

Inspired by Isaiah 35 – O God, who causes the wilderness and the dry land to rejoice, and whose very presence makes the desert blossom and burst into song: let that same power for the restoration of life overflow with … Continue reading

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