Psalm 24, part 1

“A Psalm of David: The earth and all its fullness is Yahweh’s; The world and that dwelling in it.” (Psalm 24:1)   It is always good, when we come to psalms that contain a superscription, to remember that these superscriptions are part of the original text, and thus are inspired as well as the text […]

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Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7)   I.      The Setting  (Matthew 5: 1-2) II.    Opening (Matthew 5: 3-16) a.     The Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 3-12)                                                i.     Blessings for those broken coming to salvation (Matthew 5: 3-5)                                              ii.     Blessings for those who respond, hungering for the Gospel (Matthew 5: 6)                                             iii.     Blessings for […]

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He is Worthy!

Oh how important it is for us to worship Jesus!  He is worthy of our praise and no one else is.  Mohammed was not worthy, Buddha was not worthy, Krishna was not worthy, our governments are not worthy, humanistic teachers are not worthy—no one but Jesus is worthy of our praise and adoration.  Jesus is […]

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Testimony and Psalm 119

The word in Hebrew that is translated as testimony is tWd[e (eduth), and is derived from d[e (ed—note that both of these words are pronounced with an “ae” sound in English).  Both words carry similar meanings, though the connotations vary somewhat in terms of how they are used.   The first word, tWd[e (eduth), refers […]

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Gethsemane

Oh how sober a garden that must have been.  Here Jesus has come just prior to his arrest at the hands of the children of the Serpent; he has been betrayed by one of his twelve; he will soon be denied by Peter, the leader of the twelve; and abandoned, at least for a while, […]

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