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Where can I find Immanuel Prayer in the Bible? (Part 3)

    Q: Where can I find Immanuel Prayer in the Bible (Part 3) A: In Part 1 I addressed an important assumption behind this question. If you haven’t read it, please read Part 1 before returning to finish this … Continue reading

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Where can I find Immanuel Prayer in the Bible? (Part 2)

  Q: Where can I find Immanuel Prayer in the Bible? (Part 2) A: In Part 1 I addressed an important assumption behind this question. If you haven’t read it, please read Part 1 before returning to finish this post. … Continue reading

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Where can I find Immanuel Prayer in the Bible? (Part 1)

  Q: Where can I find Immanuel Prayer in the Bible? (Part 1) A: That is an excellent question. It’s important to evaluate everything we do in light of God’s Word. When we do, we are putting ourselves under His … Continue reading

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“His face fell” (Genesis 4:5)

The following excerpts are taken from John Goldingay’s commentary Genesis for Everyone, Part 1. They seem to me particularly interesting from the perspective of relational circuits and relational connection with God. Instead of commenting further on these excerpts myself, I’m curious … Continue reading

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Wait – did Jesus really say he wasn’t GOOD? (Lk 18:19)

18 A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall … Continue reading

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Simon of Cyrene, Part 4: “Thank you”

Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, he was buried, he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five … Continue reading

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Simon of Cyrene, Part 3: “A mighty man of Israel” (SS 3:8)

His feet kept moving, and I kept following. They sky began to darken, and the crowd grew more somber – even hushed – as we neared the hill of the skull. I felt my legs begin to ache, but I … Continue reading

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Simon of Cyrene, Part 2: “He carried our sorrows” (Is 53:4)

Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down (Isaiah 53:4). I felt the energy of the crowds – anger and gloating like at the funeral games. I saw the flashes of light reflecting … Continue reading

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