Category Archives: Thoughts

Musings about ‘stuff

Thoughts from Romans (Jew and Gentile)

In several places in the book of Romans, the phrase “to/of the Jew  first, and also to/of the Greek/Gentile” Among other things, I notice that God does make distinctions between groups of people, or races. This is clear throughout the … Continue reading

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Eisegesis

The title above is one of those long words that people use: it really just describes a way of preaching or interpreting Scripture in which the interpreter’s ideas are read into a passage. This kind of preaching is supposed to … Continue reading

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Studies in Contrasts

I’ve been studying Proverbs 11; most verses are contrasts, but in v24, I ran across a contrast; each part was also a contrast: There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but … Continue reading

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The Love of God

NOTE: I’ve been reviewing some older posts that I started, but never finished (or was interrupted before I could post). They may not be have all that I wanted to say, but I think they are worth posting. During the … Continue reading

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Olympic Thoughts

NOTE: I should have posted this last year when it was topical, but the thoughts are still valid. Apparently, I was interrupted before I got to the negatives. Other than figure skating, I enjoy watching the Winter Olympics. I’d though … Continue reading

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Little Words

I finished my study in Mark some time back, and I didn’t realize how much time has passed since I’ve last written. Today’s thought concerns the verse below; however, I should mention that while the writing below is all mine, … Continue reading

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Lessons from Mark (plans)

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. (Mark 16:1) Let us consider these women: They had planned to do a … Continue reading

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Lessons From Mark (words)

Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. (Mark 15:43) My attention is often caught by specific words that the Holy … Continue reading

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Lessons from Mark (When Things Go Wrong)

But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them. (Mark 15:11) Here, Pilate is trying to release Jesus; Pilate knows that Jesus is popular with the people, and that the Jewish religious leadership were … Continue reading

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The Ruler Principle

I don’t claim that what follows is an original thought; after all, there is nothing new under the sun.  But I’ve not heard it called the Ruler Principle, and I thought of this before I heard anyone else talking about … Continue reading

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