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Commandments of the Bible Blog…

Each week I’ll be attempting to create a blog entry for the previous week’s reading.

It won’t be an exhaustive examination of all the reading, just a few insights and thoughts to get the conversation going.  I’d like to set up a few rules to keep us on track.  Nothing oppressive, just some guidelines to keep us together.

  1. As you leave comments, please focus them first on the topic I’ve introduced that week.
  2. After commenting on that particular week’s topic, feel free to add your own insights and/or questions about anything else from that week’s reading. (This might be hard for those of you who have read ahead, but please try to limit yourselves to the text of the week).

And that’s it!  Pretty simple, so here we go…

WHY JESUS—He’s Been Revealed! | April 28, 2019

Why Jesus-He's Been Revealed! | April 28, 2019 Today’s passage | Mark 5:1-20   A Lot Happened by the Seas of Galilee (Mark 2-4)Jesus healed the crippledJesus taught in the synagoguesHe spoke in parables…     The Sower (or soils)...     A Lamp on its Stand, etc… ...

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Do This In Remembrance… | March 31, 2019

Do This In Remembrance… | March 31, 2019   The Tables Are Turned!Mordecai is feared! WHY?In Susa they killed 500…They also killed Haman’s ten sons… look at the list...   This Was Holy War! “The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and...

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Two Decrees! | March 24, 2019

fgd| Two Decrees! | March 24, 2019   “The time is coming," declares the LORD, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.” Jeremiah 31:31   Haman is still hanging around!My petition—my life. My request—my...

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Risk, Reward, Reversal, Ruin | March 17, 2019

Risk, Reward, Reversal, Ruin | March 17, 2019   “He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success...” Job 5:12   Esther: RISKING It ALL... For ALL The Right ReasonsIf I perish, I perish…Fearing the worst, she prepares for the bestBe...

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The Agagite! | March 10, 2019

The Agagite! | March 10, 2019   “... with fasting and weeping and mourning...” Joel 2:12-14   The Setup (Esther 1 & 2)Queen Vashti out… Queen Esther in!Esther remains a Jew in secretMordecai saves the King          but is shown no honor for doing so......

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Where Was God?! | March 3, 2019

 Where was God?! | March 3, 2019   One of the oldest books describes Him this way... Job 5:12-16   The Background on EstherIn History… after the Babylonian exile (485-464BC)Location… in the capital of the Persian Empire (see map)Overview of the plot…...

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Apologetics—The Moral Law | February 3, 2019

.Apologetics — The Moral Law? | February 3, 2019   “Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. Isaiah 1:18a   The Moral LawOne claims that God cannot exist because evil existsIf there is “evil” then there must be “good”Discerning “good” from “evil”...

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Pray!… and GO! | January 13, 2019

Pray!... and GO! | January 13, 2019   When He SAW the crowds... How can we see as He saw? Don’t think of yourselves more highly than you ought Least of the Apostles… to the chief of all sinners… Have the attitude of John Bradford Have the attitude of Christ Jesus...

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Compassion | January 6, 2019

“When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them…” Matthew 9:36a   All the towns & villages... Jesus was on mission We are on that same mission In Jerusalem In all Judea and Samaria And to the ends of the earth   He had compassion on them... He SAW the...

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