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Filtered by the Blood – part 3

The last half of the big ten are often referred to as the “Do not” commands. They follow the pattern set in the garden of Eden where God restricted the first humans by giving them one “Do not” command. Whereas … Continue reading

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Filtered by the Blood – part 2

Perhaps the most contested commands during the ministry of Jesus involved the Sabbath and family relations: the fourth and fifth of the Ten Commandments. #4 Considering that this command attributes the original pattern of the seven days of creation as … 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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New Things Old

New things, old; Both foretold. “Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old” (Mt … 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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Bitter Truth: Bound by Law

When Scripture reminds Christians that they have been released from the law and serve in the new way of the Spirit, the concern voiced by some is that without the Ten Commandments there would be no recognition of sin. However, … Continue reading

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Feet of Clay

What would likely happen if you tried baking a three-tiered wedding cake with the bottom layer made out of pudding? Do you think the result would be much different for a prize-fighter who enters the ring with both feet in … Continue reading

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Spiritual Polygamy: Choosing between Two Beauties

We can’t have both. You don’t have to go there. You have the freedom to go it alone. However, to do so is a lonely affair and so most choose to partner up. It doesn’t matter whether or not a … Continue reading

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Getting the Rug Pulled Out from Under

The rug was about to be yanked; all that stood upon it would no longer remain standing. The mountain was about to explode; life as it had been would never be the same again. The familiar would become dark; the … Continue reading

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Holy Amnesia…It Is Worth Remembering

Forget what you were told to remember. Where is the sanity in such instruction? The call is for holy amnesia. Our Wineskins study is now considering the direct biblical evidence for whether or not Christians are under the Old Covenant, … Continue reading

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