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What Parable?

A Sinful Man #6 What Parable? A Study in Jesus’ relationship with the Apostle Peter Matthew 15:1-20  /  Mark 7:1-23 Less than a month after Jesus told Peter one of the twelve is a devil Pharisees and scribes visited Jesus … Continue reading

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Testing the Waters

A Sinful Man #5 A Study in Jesus’ dealings with Simon, brother of Andrew, who became the Apostle Peter. Peter’s decision to follow Jesus led to a remarkable healing service in Peter’s home. Beginning with the healing of Peter’s mother-in-law. … Continue reading

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A Time for Everything

A Sinful Man #3 A Study in Jesus’ dealings with Simon, brother of Andrew, who became the Apostle Peter. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” Mark 1:11, … Continue reading

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God’s Goodness Leads to Repentance

A Sinful Man #4 A Study in Jesus’ dealings with Simon, brother of Andrew, who became the Apostle Peter.  Simon, destine to become a rock in the kingdom of God, remained on Jesus’ list of things to do for months. … Continue reading

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The Message

A Sinful Man #2 A study in Jesus’ dealings with Simon, brother of Andrew, who became the Apostle Peter. Unlike some who continued to cling to John the Baptist after he identified “the lamb of God,” Andrew left John to follow … Continue reading

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Prepare the Way

A Sinful Man #1  A study in Jesus’ dealings with Simon who became the Apostle Peter. Simon’s path to becoming the Apostle Peter began with the ministry of John the Baptist.  John, a descendant of Aaron, was a maverick among … Continue reading

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How Did the Disciple Obey?

For most of my Christian life, which encompasses all of my life except the first fifteen years, I have obsessed over the things I didn’t do. There are times I didn’t obey God, at least by my standards. I would … Continue reading

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FIRST AND LAST

In the third month after the Israelites left Egypt – on the very day – they came to the Desert of Sinai. 2 After they set out from Rephidim, they entered the Desert of Sinai, and Israel camped there in … Continue reading

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APPLYING GOD’S TEACHING

He gave you manna to eat in the desert, something your fathers had never known, to humble and to test you so that in the end it might go well with you. Deuteronomy 8:16 It has never gone well for … Continue reading

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GOD’S TEACHING

Religious teachings conceived in the minds of men tend to neglect the more important matters of law: justice, mercy, and faith. Jesus’ strongest rebuke against the Pharisees was their willingness to tithe on the smallest herb in their gardens, even … Continue reading

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