Tag Archives: rules

Legalism; May 11, 2018


Matthew 12:7-8 “If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” Jesus had a running battle with the Pharisees … Continue reading

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Tithing; April 27, 2018


Malachi 3:10 “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out … Continue reading

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Legalism; March 2, 2018


Ezekiel 20:25 “I also gave them over to statutes that were not good and laws they could not live by.” This is an absolutely incredible verse to me. In verses 11, 13, and 21 God specifies that the person who … Continue reading

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Legalism vs. Grace; June 11, 2017


1 Samuel 21:6 So the priest gave him the consecrated bread, since there was no bread there except the bread of the Presence that had been removed from before the Lord and replaced by hot bread on the day it … Continue reading

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December 27, 2016


Luke 2:39 When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. This seems like almost a throw-away line to advance the narrative, and actually it … Continue reading

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July 23, 2016


Psalm 119:45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts. This verse makes no sense to the natural mind. The natural mind does not connect going about in freedom/broadly/unrestrained with keeping, much less seeking out, … Continue reading

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April 21, 2016


2 Chronicles 30:18-20 Although most of the many people who came from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun had not purified themselves, yet they ate the Passover, contrary to what was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, “May the Lord, … Continue reading

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