Category Archives: Commentary

Just Say the Word

Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just … Continue reading

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Cutting Room Floor

It should not take the threat of war or act of terrorism or pandemic to put us in a mindset to yearn for the “power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” We should always be looking up and longing … Continue reading

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On Draining the Treasury

And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount … Continue reading

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True Magnaminity

“Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places, and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets, who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long … Continue reading

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The Light of the World

There was nothing more exciting at Christmas–besides the gifts–than putting up the Christmas lights on the eves of the house. My dad had a system and used the same lights each year. It was magical to see these lights through … Continue reading

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Next Question?

Some Pharisees came up to Jesus, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to divorce a wife. And He answered and said to them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.” But … Continue reading

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On the Other Hand…

Putting yourself in a role as “pastor” of a flock of people as a new believer is a dangerous proposition. You will recall that Paul went off to Arabia to sit under the Holy Spirit for an extended period of … Continue reading

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Benefit of the Doubt

The apparent conversion of Kanye West has drawn the skorn of many Christians. He’s trying to buy his way in like Simon the Magician (Acts 8:9). It’s just a ploy to sell his music. He’ll lead the unwashed masses astray. … Continue reading

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So Close Yet So Far

But the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. Mark 4:19 (NAS) The worries of the world, the pursuit of riches, and … Continue reading

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Contending Earnestly or Catering Eagerly?

Like Jude, I’ve been troubled recently by what I see as the precarious and weakening state of evangelical Christianity. While wanting to continue on in my study of the gospel of Mark, I was drawn to this short book of … Continue reading

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