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A Lot of Trouble

Aside from Jesus, which biblical character do you think of when you hear the word ‘obedient’? Plenty of names probably come to mind, but I’m fairly certain that near the top of this list for most people is an Old … Continue reading

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Milestones, Part 1

Not long ago, I posted my 300th Disciplehood entry, and nobody even bought me flowers. (Our sixth bloggiversary will be on September 30, if you want a shot at redemption, BTW.) The arrival of these two Disciplehood milestones within just a few … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Granddads, Part 1

The first 17 verses of the New Testament are not the most compelling read in the Bible, but they’re pretty iconic, and entirely relevant at Christmastime. And if you look at them from the right angle, they’re actually kinda beautiful. … Continue reading

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Melchizedek the Mysterious

Last week, we looked at a fairly obscure Old Testament character named Balaam – a man who wasn’t affiliated with Israel or any of the patriarchs or tribes associated with it, and yet he was a Prophet of Yahweh. Today, I’d like to do … Continue reading

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The T-Word, Part 3: Father Abraham

Yesterday, we talked about the Book of Job, which teaches us that we’re supposed to trust God regardless of circumstances. But when it comes to the way this story discusses Job’s children, that is a difficult test. The testing of Abraham disturbs … Continue reading

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The T-Word, Part 2: A Tough Job

As I suggested yesterday, Jesus’ testing in the wilderness gave him ample time to ponder famous stories of testing from Scripture. And I wonder if His thoughts on these time-honored tales changed at all, as he pondered them from the perspective of … Continue reading

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The T-Word, Part 1: Tests Suck

Test. The word is enough to put fear in the heart of any middle schooler, and I’m not sure that’s a dread we ever outgrow. When someone ticks us off, we say they are ‘testing my patience’. When we’re discouraged, … Continue reading

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