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I’m slowly trying to get back to the groove of things so here’s a quick devotional from the Word of God for today.

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

Our text is Galatians 1:8.  Here’s my translation:

“ [TP ἐγὼ TP] γὰρ διὰ νόμου νόμῳ ἀπέθανον ἵνα θεῷ ζήσω
For through the law I died to the law in order that I will live for God

Χριστῷ συνεσταύρωμαι”
I am crucified with Christ

Here are some observations:

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It’s Sunday Morning.  I know sometimes ministry is not easy.  So here’s a little motivation from the Word of God for preachers before you enter your pulpit and teachers before you go in to instruct your class.

1 Peter 5:1-3 states

Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.

Peter has for us instructions of what Church elders are to be like.  But what is the motivation for preachers, teachers and leaders to put them into practice?

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One of the amazing truths about the Bible and Christianity is the fact that Scripture prophesied about the Messiah hundreds of years before it happened.

Here’s a 4 part series on Messianic Prophecies as found in the Psalm.

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Fighting temptation is not easy.  But God has given us means of resisting temptation.

And we must not neglect the greatest weapon against resisting temptation.

Do you want to know what that is?

Here’s a witty ditty that hopefully helps you with your memory:

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In our post “” someone left two comments that I thought was worth responding to.  In this post I want to specifically respond to two sentences which the gentleman stated:

But still the voluminous text on a ‘unitarian’ GOD as presented by JV are more convincing.”

If Jesus Christ has existed from the begiining His name was never mentioned , its only in the NT that He appeared.”

Here’s my brief reply:

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On the one hand I appreciate that atheist and skeptic Bart Ehrman has written a book that argues for the historical existence of Jesus.  On the other hand the book is not without its problems.

Here are all our posts that exposes the fallacious reasoning in Ehrman’s book.

Bart Ehrman On Critics’ Alleged Mutually Exclusive Claims

Bart Ehrman’s Schizophrenic Misrepresentation of Fundamentalists’ view of Inspiration and Bible’s Historicity

Bart Ehrman’s Fallacious Argument from Silence in his book, “Did Jesus Exist?”

Bart Ehrman’s Claim: Jews didn’t deny other gods’ existence?

Bart Ehrman Questioning the Historicity of Jesus’ Triumphant Entry Part 1

Bart Ehrman Questioning the Historicity of Jesus’ Triumphant Entry Part 2

 

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This is a quick post making an announcement that Lord willing beginning on Palm Sunday we will have a series of posts addressing the critics who attack the Bible in regards to the last week of Jesus.

If the Lord leads you, please pray for this series.  It’s this time of the year you see a lot of liberal mainstream media outlets attack Jesus and Christianity and I thought it would be a good opportunity to advance the cause of Christ.

Also I desire the to also have a devotional flavor as well so its not just cut and dry apologetics.

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