Tag Archives: Jesus Christ

Christian Manipulation

I had great hopes about doing the most careful study of I John I’ve ever done. I’ve dwelt in the book many times but for some reason have never  given it the comprehensive study it deserves. Now I find I … Continue reading

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I John 2:1-2

This brief passage reveals at another reason John writes. Obviously, he is not concerned with logical tidiness. Instead, he is thinking in the normal human way of dealing with several levels of meaning simultaneously. We do this all the time … Continue reading

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I John 1:1-4

Shall we begin our study of the First Epistle of John? It is a fascinating, sometimes rambling but amazingly insightful book. I remember my introduction to it (not counting the times I had read it for myself as I moved … Continue reading

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Jesus the Disciplemaker – Part Three

A way of life.   What are the lessons we might learn from this passage and from the questions we have asked?  For ourselves, the secret of the kingdom is to respond appropriately to the Word of God, even if one … Continue reading

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Jesus the Disciplemaker – Part Two

What does the parable mean? In verses 14-40 Jesus explains the parable.  It is a warning not to be the kind of person who rejects the word in the name of popularity; not to be the kind of person who … Continue reading

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Jesus the Disciplemaker – Part One

This article first appeared in His Magazine and was reprinted in 1976 in the book His Guide to Evangelism, InterVarsity Press. As a teacher, Jesus is commonly admired for the clever parables he told.  It is often remarked that he … Continue reading

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Studies in Colossians — 2:11-12

If you’ve been following this series on Colossians without having your Bible handy, you have been missing out on the real joy of Bible study. Bible study does not mean learning from a teacher what he or she has already … Continue reading

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