How To Read The Bible And Not Be Bored By It (Part 3 of 4ish)  

Did your hear about the rabbi ­– no, this isn’t a joke – who always said if you study the Torah, it would put Scripture on your heart. One of his students asked him, “Why on our hearts, and not in them?” He answered, “Only God can put Scripture inside. But reading it can put …

How To Know If You’re A Legalist (Three tests and a test case) Part 3 of 4

Now that we've looked at the three tests to identify legalism: rules, reasons, and resources, I propose a New Testament test case. A test case of a legalist – The son who missed the party (Luke 15:11-32)  We’ve all heard the prodigal son parable. The youngest son couldn’t wait for his dad to die, so …

Outer Circle Christians (Part 2 of 6)

“This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Luke 15:2 Jesus’ welcome was way too wide for the spiritual experts of his time. They didn’t like the people he welcomed, how they looked, where they were from, or how they worshipped. The Pharisees, Judaism’s self-appointed Inner Circle in Jesus’ day, weren’t interested in reaching Outer …

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