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Gospel of John

No One has Seen God – John 1:18

[Jhn 1:18 NASB] 18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained [Him.] The Invisible God This verse starts with a rather amazing and categorical statement: “No one has seen God at any time.” No one can see God and […]

Gospel of John

The Law and Grace – John 1:17

[Jhn 1:17 NASB] 17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. I’ve decided to pick up where I left off 5 years ago in my writing on the gospel of John. It’s such an amazing document! John 1:17 is an absolutely pivotal and amazing verse, and that […]

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Love is Our New Identity

[1Jo 4:16 NASB] 16 We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. There is a fundamental simplicity to the gospel to which it seems all of my discussions about things […]

Wretched Man that I Am

24 Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? Rom 7:24 NASB The Boy Who Cried “Stranger!” One time my wife was grocery shopping with my oldest son when he was still fairly young. There was some toy that he wanted, which she refused to buy for […]

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Corona Virus – Why God?

Well, we’re all sequestered and quarantined and hunkered down because of this horrid corona virus spreading across the world. Everyone in any kind of ministry is rushing to publish something about it because it is seriously affecting everyone on earth. Two questions come to mind for me concerning this corona virus. I want to look […]

The Tax Collector in the Temple

It will be obvious to everyone that it is just and right and moral and good and perfectly wondrous that you, the sinner, are the beloved blessed beautiful bride of Christ Jesus the Son of God.

How to Forgive Yourself

Working on it In a discussion the other night, a dear friend said something to this effect: “I know God forgives me, but I’m working on forgiving myself.” It seems like an innocent enough idea, until you start to reflect on it. The idea of “forgiving yourself” is strangely absent from Scripture. Similar to the […]

A Biblical View of the Bible

38 “You do not have His word abiding in you, for you do not believe Him whom He sent. 39 “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; 40 and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have […]