we need to learn from Christ’s example dealing with the Samaritans and particularly from a book called A Vision for Missions to avoid discouragement when witnessing
a birds’ eye view of OT prophecies about the Messiah with references, and an explanation of the Day of the Lord in connection to the Messiah
why the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Heaven meant so much to Christ’s audiences in the first century, and why it matters to us
how cultural differences affect names in the Bible, how God’s name is treated by Jewish traditionalism, people who repent and people who don’t repent
how Jesus confronted the Pharisees hypocrisy in stages, gently progressing into the boldness and offensive truths they needed to hear
what Jesus was teaching Simon Peter when they had to pay the temple tax and how that relates to Christians today
analyzing why Jesus offended the Jews by not getting his disciples to wash their hands is critical for our learning
why fringes mattered in bible times, why it matters to us, why symbolism mattered to them and us
why Jesus said we need to eat his flesh and drink his blood is explained and connected with significance for our rituals and lives today
what adds significance to our rituals is considering our roots more thoughtfully and faith in the God that saves us
Changes for my website
Praise the Lord! My students finished helping me with the latest technology and now I’ll be busy all summer with improving my presentations and organizing my material to significantly improve your experience here. If you want to keep tabs on the latest edits, check out the bottom of my blog index.
- Putting out a Fleece, Casting Lots, and Choosing that Hill to Die on February 24, 2020
- False Humility in the NT, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha, Part 3 of 3 February 17, 2020
- False Humility in the NT, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha, Part 2 of 3 February 10, 2020
- False Humility in the NT, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha, Part 1 of 3 February 3, 2020
- Christ’s Temptation as our Inspiration January 26, 2020
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My Focus in Blogging
My story of forgiveness and healing is quite unrelated to envisioning the Bible world. But since our world is sin and pain infested, I suspect many will want to hear more about my personal experience. I wrote a couple of blogs about this, but mostly I focused on envisioning the Bible world. I learned lots after being in Israel, and now I can share that with you.
Plans for Improved Website:
Now that my documentary links are all moved under the Tour Israel menu heading, I’ll be working to improve the website for visually impaired people and the SEO. This will allow many, many more hits to this website than ever before.
Thanks for your interest.