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Dramatic Obscurity–When Law Collides with Grace

The most dramatic revelations often arrive in the most subtle packages. Those who are sensitive to the “still small voice” are capable of recognizing the enormous significance, while most just drift on by. The Savior of humanity came in shocking … Continue reading

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The Mountain and The Law–Stating the Obvious

In my neck-of-the-woods, there is a common reference that all the locals know. Whenever someone who has spent any length of time in Washington State hears the reference, “the Mountain”, they instantly know to what the speaker is referring. We … Continue reading

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Riding Fence Lines: Boundary Management

As a kid, I was often attracted to Westerns. There was something about cowboys riding the fence line that fascinated me. Sitting solo in the saddle for days on end, slowly, carefully, inspecting the condition of the fence, and observing … Continue reading

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Truth Be Told: That which Rightly Reflects. 2

What is truth? Although there may be as many answers to that query as there are people, that is not the case when it comes to Scripture. In the word of God, truth is not subjective. It is not the … Continue reading

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The Lies of Legalism

Having grown up in a very legalistic environment, I am well acquainted with the effects of legalism as well as the sting of criticisms by those who slapped such a label upon me. Legalism is a dirty word. It causes … Continue reading

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Just Kick a Hole in the Wall

Is it not possible, when we come to a Y in the road, that the best route just may be off-trail? (photographer) Not all choices set before us are between good and evil, black and white. The options presented before … Continue reading

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Rocking the System of Worship

The first advent of Christ not only rocked the system of expected worship of the one true God, it forever altered how believers are to understand his word. (photographer) According to the author of Hebrews, “He sets aside the first … Continue reading

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Filtered by the Blood – part 1

Have you thought about how drastically the New Covenant alters the understanding of the 10 Commandments? In our Wineskins study, our family recently reviewed the long version of the first three (so far) of those holy commands carved into stone … Continue reading

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The Point of Law

In civil societies, the sharp point of the lance thrusts forward at criminal violation. Law cannot legislate civility. Such collective virtue is left to other forces. Instead, law is designed to eliminate intrusion upon societal values. Its purpose is to … Continue reading

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When Christians Don’t Get It

When fellow Christians just don’t get it. We’ve all been there. This was the conundrum facing the Apostle Paul as he headed for his last time through Jerusalem. He had just left the elders at Ephesus where he shared his … Continue reading

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