Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Seeker and the Sword

Originally posted on Understanding the Mission of Jesus:
“You must not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.  I have come to set a man against…

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What is Salvation?

Originally posted on Understanding the Mission of Jesus:
We are saved!  Salvation!  Rah, Rah!  Salvation! “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved.”  (Mark 16:16).  Rah, Rah!  Saved! Saved?  Saved from what?  Saved for what?  The term “salvation” can mean…

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Jesus and Baptism

Originally posted on Understanding the Mission of Jesus:
Since the time of Jesus, mankind has enjoyed the development of indoor plumbing, and subsequently, convenient baths and showers.  Generally speaking, America is a clean society.  Modern plumbing takes care of cleansing…

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John 3:16 Revisited

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” This passage is the foundation for many Christians’ confidence that God has their best interests … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit and Slander

Originally posted on Understanding the Mission of Jesus:
Jesus was speaking to some Pharisees and His disciples when He said, “And so I tell you this: no sin, no slander, is beyond forgiveness for men, except slander spoken against the…

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As Constant as the Northern Star

Originally posted on Understanding the Mission of Jesus:
As a child I remember vacationing at the family cabin in Crivitz, Wisconsin, and looking up into the night sky.  There was the Northern Star, always shining brightly, always there. In school…

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