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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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May 1, 2015


Proverbs 28:9 If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law, even his prayers are detestable. This verse would not have jumped out at me had I not read, just yesterday, an article about a popular television personality who claims … Continue reading

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May 21, 2014


Psalm 119:45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts. So many people see God’s laws as restrictive, when quite the opposite is true. As I tell people in parenting seminars, we have an innate … Continue reading

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March 8, 2014


Deuteronomy 24:16 Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin. For the average American it seems incredible that this would even need … Continue reading

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