Tag Archives: Example of Christ

Praying Effectively For The Animals – Part Three

We started our prayer event by looking at James 5:16b and discussing what is meant by a righteous person and effectual prayer. Now we’ll discuss our study of the other part of James 5:16: “Confess your sins to one another … Continue reading

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Praying Effectively For The Animals – Part Two

In the first blog post of this ‘praying effectively’ series – based on our corresponding prayer event – we discussed James 5:16 and what it means to be a righteous person. Now, let’s examine our prayers themselves. Based on the … Continue reading

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Christian Animal Welfarists Challenged (Part Three)

We ended (Part Two) on the Predatory World with the thought that Jesus tells His followers that He Himself would become the instrument of healing for the world as He is lifted up as a symbol of evil – on … Continue reading

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How Losing My Faith Helped Me Find (Real) Faith – Part Three and Conclusion

The second extreme view of faith, which is focused on works alone, often leads to legalism and self-reliance, with resulting self-righteousness. It can distract from the importance of what Jesus did on the cross, and from Him as the way, the truth, … Continue reading

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How Losing My Faith Helped Me Find (Real) Faith – Part Two

For those who have not read Part One The first extreme view of faith, which is focused on beliefs alone and is common in American evangelicalism, often leads to the perception that doubt is bad. One verse that has contributed to this … Continue reading

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How Losing My Faith Helped Me Find (Real) Faith – Part One

There are so many people who, as a result of this fallen world, don’t have loving family members.  Today in the U.S. it is Father’s Day, and some of you reading may be missing your dads, or depressed that you … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part Six – Conclusion

For those who have not yet read: Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five To put it simply, the sacrificial cult does not work. It never has worked. All those animal sacrifices were completely unnecessary. Even if … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part Five

For those who have not yet read: Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four I suspect the reason why most preachers focus only on the money changers is due to the words that Jesus spoke. In the Gospel of … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part Four

For those who have not yet read: Part One Part Two Part Three ~ There is an often overlooked detail in the Gospel of Matthew that Jesus was not alone in his protest. After Jesus chased out those buying and … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part Three

For those who have not yet read: Part One Part Two Those who sold doves Last, but certainly not least, Jesus turns his attention to those selling doves for sacrifice. Whilst Jesus initially targeted those buying and selling cattle, He … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part Two

For those who have not yet read Part One  The Sellers and Buyers In various Bible movies the temple marketplace has often been depicted as secular. We often imagine a scene where local people come to buy their groceries, tourists … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part One

Twice in Jesus ministry He is seen in the role of an activist, protesting in the temple. In the Gospel of John, Jesus goes into the Temple and makes a whip of cords and drives the animals and those selling … Continue reading

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Ode to a Turkey

A tragedy happened tonight.  There weren’t any reporters on the scene.  The incident did not draw attention from the masses.  In fact, it may have been a tragedy that did not stir the heart of the driver or human witnesses … Continue reading

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Peace Without Borders

As we enter this new year with a new President and new administration in the US, some of us may be feeling a bit unnerved.  We are seeing President Trump carry out campaign promises.  He has issued an executive order … Continue reading

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An Advent Message

O Zion, You who bring good tidings, Get up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, You who bring good tidings, Lift up your voice with strength, Lift it up, be not afraid; Say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your … Continue reading

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