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Bible 1 Yr – Day 217 – The Birth of the Lord

Merry Christmas (in August)! Today we read Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus. Not surprisingly, there is a lot of important stuff. The chapter begins: 1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 210 – Work out your salvation in fear and trembling

First, I would like to point out that the opening of Chapter 2 of the letter to the Philippians is one of the most moving pieces of prose ever penned. It’s worth reading again, no commentary is needed: 5 Have … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 209 – The Letter to the Philippians

Today we begin the Letter to Philippians. It is one of the hardest to date but our best reasoning points to it being a latter letter probably around A.D. 62. There are two interesting passages in the first chapter: 6 … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 205 – What is lacking in Christ’s suffering?

Today be start the book of Colossians. Written sometime form A.D. 60 to 62, it was written to a Church that Paul had no prior relationship with and probably didn’t know. Most likely it was written at the request of … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 197 – If Paul is a Priest what Sacrifice is Acceptable…

Today in the Letter to the Romans, Paul is just wrapping up, making travel plans, etc and then he nonchalantly slips in this little nugget: 15 But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 190 – Romans 8 – Why do we suffer?

Why do we suffer? Why does an all good and all loving God allow it? Why God allows suffering is an eternal mystery for which we will only have full answers in the next life. However, in Romans 8, Paul … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 89 – What ever happened to…?

Today we are told of Paul’s journey back to Jerusalem. This is sort of a transition phase for the narrative of the book of Acts. The first section of the book was the immediate aftermath of the crucifixion and resurrection … Continue reading

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Day 69 – The Conversion of Saul and the Infinite Merit of Suffering

Saul’s conversion on the road to Damascus is one of the most famous stories of the New Testament. Let’s look closely at some of the details… First, we must go back to Acts 5, where we read, But Peter and … Continue reading

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