Author Archives: Richard

About Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

It Hurts!

… the law had said, thou shalt not covet. (Romans 7:7) Having listened to people talk, I have heard variations on the theme of “there’s no harm in looking” (or its variant “I’m married, not dead”) or “no harm in … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Tabernacle

In the hopes that the following items may be a blessing to others, I wanted to share some notes concerning the tabernacle that God had Israel build. I enjoyed these insights very much, and wanted to share them here. Most … Continue reading

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Growing Together

[A few years ago, I wrote an article called I Need You about the importance of fellowship. Recently, I’ve been pondering some additional thoughts along that line. In addition, this is, I think, the first time I’ve referred back to … Continue reading

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The Letter of the Law

Every now and then, there is some reading, or teaching, or preaching that brings up a point that I never noticed before. Such was the case recently regarding Israel’s sin in Num 25 (this is where Balak, the king of … Continue reading

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Counted and Count

Recently, in a class, the teacher was teaching through Philippians chapter 3; he mentioned counted in verse 7 and count in verse 8: But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I … Continue reading

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Weird Weather

The weather in North Texas is interesting. It’s some weeks late, but Memorial Day 2020 was not only as early as it could be (the 25th), but it was also the coolest Memorial Day I can remember – certainly for … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a Promo

Recently, I watched a promotional video for a Christian college. [As is my usual practice, I am not identifying it or the people involved – this is about principles involved. The people are, most likely, finer Christians than I am.] … Continue reading

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Posting Dearth

That’s “dearth”, not “death” <grin> I haven’t posted in a long time; it wasn’t for a lack of material. I am thankful that I stayed fully employed during the lockdown, but I was working odd hours, and I just didn’t … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Romans (Unto and Upon)

Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: (Romans 3:22) While meditating upon the above verse, I was struck by the “unto all and upon all” phrase. I … Continue reading

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All Sin is the Same (not)

I have thought about this many times, but it looks like I haven’t written it down before. There seems to be a teaching by some that “all sin is the same”; that there are no “major” and “minor” sins – … Continue reading

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