What is so great about the great commission?

I’m sitting here in my office at Starbucks this morning sipping on a dark roast. I’ve missed the jocularity of some of the old retired guys that frequent this place, talking about baseball and old times. I’ll look up from my computer on occasion and laugh at one of their jokes. Maybe I should ask […]

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which passion story of jesus is the true story?

Bible with 3 Crosses

The Passion Story of Jesus on Good Friday is told in different ways by the Gospel writers and did not necessarily agree with each other. Coffee is especially good this morning on Good Friday. Here’s what I’ve been pondering this morning – how Jesus must have felt after Pontius Pilate sentenced him to death. Each […]

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Doubt

I slept in a little this morning but I guess that’s the luxury of being retired. It’s quiet, I have my first cup of dark roast in hand, and God is already talking to me. The word “doubt” comes to mind for some odd reason. Doubt is one of those words that Christians are uncomfortable […]

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No Master Copy

Coffee! Coffee! The sun has finally risen. After my first cup of dark roast I got to thinking about the master copy of the Bible. Wouldn’t it be great if the original manuscript of the Bible existed? Wait! You didn’t realize that the original, the master copy of the Christian Bible does not exist? It […]

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Super Apostles!

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” Matthew 7:15 It’s coffee time! I wonder if the apostles ever sat around the fire on a cold morning craving their coffee as I do? Just a thought. Here’s a question for you that’s been bugging me for quite […]

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Hangin’ Out With Judas

Judas Iscariot was one of the twelve original apostles and was infamously known for his kiss and betrayal of Jesus.  I think that most devoted readers of the Bible know the two different stories regarding the expiration of Judas.  Judas either killed himself by hanging (Matthew 27:5) or had some kind of freak accident by […]

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To Flee or Not To Flee

“The Lord will give you understanding.” 2 Timothy 2:7 Had a quick Starbucks in the Nashville airport before leaving on a jet plane to California. I’ve found that the crampiness of flying is not conducive to writing. Kind of makes me think of how the apostles must have felt when Jesus was crucified on the […]

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The Greater Commission

Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Anyone for Coffee? This morning I flipped open my thick NIV Study Bible and guess where I landed? I landed right in the last part of the Gospel of Matthew where I had highlighted a few verses and in the margin next to it was labeled “The Great Commission.” So, I got […]

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Like a Virgin!

While perusing the Gospels this morning over coffee, I ran across a note in my Bible about the virgin birth of Jesus.  The virgin birth stories are found only in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.  The rest of the New Testament writers either didn’t know anything about it or thought that it must have […]

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“But I Say to You…”

As a teacher, I always try very hard to simplify things.  Over my first cup of coffee this morning I wanted to see if I could simplify Jesus’ teachings by jotting them down briefly on a sheet of paper.  I thought the Gospel of Matthew was a good place to start since Jesus did a […]

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