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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few months ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation (Septuagint) of Ephesians 4:17.  Here is my translation:

“SENTENCE 26 ὀργίζεσθε καὶ μὴ ἁμαρτάνετε
Be angry and do not sin

SENTENCE [TP ὁ ἥλιος TP] μὴ ἐπιδυέτω ἐπὶ τῷ παροργισμῷ ὑμῶν”
do not let the sun go down in your anger

Here are some observations:

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I’m going to post this ahead of the Memorial Day weekend as a book I immensely enjoyed that is very appropriate for the weekend as part of my nonfiction leisure reading review…why?  Because Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading…and also to appreciate the generations of people who have served in the past in the military and have given so much.

Chester Nez.  Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir By One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII. New York, NY: Berkley Caliber, September 6th 2011. 310 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is an incredible book on the legendary Navajo Native American who served in the United States Marines during World War Two.  Apparently this is the only memoir of the original first group of Navajo “Code talkers.”  The book is about the life and service of “Code Talker” Chester Nez who co-authored it along with Judith Avila, a historian of these incredible Marines.  In the beginning of the book Avila noted that at first Chester Nez was reluctant to write this book since he felt that others also have done their duty and also because he feared people would not find his life interesting.  Avila disagreed and encouraged him to tell his story.  I’m in agreement with Avila; Chester Nez and other “Code Talkers” lived an interesting life both in the Marine Corps and outside the Marine Corps.  I’m really glad this book was written.

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I saw an MSNBC new article titled “Texas school shooting suspect’s father thinks he was bullied.”  Now I feel bad for him since no parent want to be the one to hear the news that their child committed such an unbelievable act against other human beings.  But the father has some serious issues himself; one can’t help but to wonder what ways this man contributed to his son’s barbaric sin of shooting up a school.

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This is a Christian Home School Lesson Series for 4-5 year old children on earth science that aims to fulfill the Science Content Standards from the California Department of Education.

 

Lesson 5: Canyons, Gorges and Rift Valleys

Purpose: To know three of six kinds of valleys.

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These are links concerning Presuppositional apologetics gathered from May 15th-21st, 2018.

1.) Proof for God Utilizing the Divine Attributes

2.) Bible Contradiction? Did Jesus perform many signs and wonders?

3.) Series on Logic Part 10 – Bifurcation Fallacy

4.) “Presuppositional Apologetics | Part 1: Ultimate Authority (Sye TenBruggencate)” on YouTube

5.) Does My Nephew’s Leukemia Disprove The Existence of God?

6.) ASYMMETRICAL WARFARE IN APOLOGETICS

7.) The MOAB of Apologetics

8.)The 10 Commandments of Progressive Christianity #3: Are Christians Too Judgmental?

9.) Babylon Bee: Local Man Absolutely Sure There Is No Such Thing As Absolute Truth

 

Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend OR that of Another REBLOG HERE

 

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Did Jesus perform many signs and wonders?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:

Yes.

The Skeptic Annotated Bible’s explanation: “Jesus performed many signs, wonders, and miracles everywhere he went. He was famous for them.”

“And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed.” (Mark 16:20)

“this man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”” (John 3:2)

“Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book;” (John 20:30)

“Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man [a]attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know” (Acts 2:22)

No.

The Skeptic Annotated Bible’s explanation: “Only an evil and adulterous generation seeks signs. And Jesus refused to do any.”

“But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet;” (Matthew 12:39)

“An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and a sign will not be given it, except the sign of Jonah.” And He left them and went away.” (Matthew 16:4)

“Sighing deeply in His spirit, He *said, “Why does this generation seek for a sign? Truly I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.””” (Mark 8:12)

“As the crowds were increasing, He began to say, “This generation is a wicked generation; it seeks for a sign, and yet no sign will be given to it but the [c]sign of Jonah..” (Luke 11:29)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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Just came back from our church retreat and ready to go to our church service to preach.

A short post with a quick question but one that hopefully encourages us to pray more:

Do you pray for your church?

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