Category Archives: gospel

The Rule of Law

One thing that many genres of literature throughout the ages have tried to do is describe or prescribe the world as it should be – what are called utopias. Plato’s The Republic and Thomas Moore’s Utopia (the Latin title is much longer) are … Continue reading

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Family Ties

Every sermon I have ever heard about the following incident in Jesus’ ministry has painted the mother involved in a negative light. She is generally seen as pushy or as a stereotypical Jewish mother. A look at the introduction to … Continue reading

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The Prophet

One of the ways God makes himself known as the only true God is that he makes happen what he declares will happen (Is. 46:8-10).  On the road to Emmaus Jesus tells two disciples about what all the scriptures say … Continue reading

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Psalm 8: Son of Man

In our last look at the end of John’s Gospel we saw that Jesus seems to enjoy teasing the disciples in a very fishy way. John quickly realizes that there is only one man who can make sure that fish swarm on … Continue reading

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Testing (at) the Waters

This day (April 6) marks the end of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. At the time Israel was leaving Egypt they had wandered for three days, crossed the Red Sea overnight, celebrated the destruction of the Egyptian army in the … Continue reading

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The Worst Feast Ever!

So it’s the day before Passover. Jesus has had a Passover meal a day early with his disciples. What is up with that??? Is he about to take on the Romans on Passover? Is he about to unleash ten plagues … Continue reading

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Passover Praise Song at the Last Supper

Jesus’ last evening with his disciples before his death was charged with powerful meaning and emotion. As they sat together for a Passover meal (a day earlier than the rest of the Jewish people) Jesus was preparing them for his … Continue reading

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