The Weekend Word

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6 Responses

  1. Surfer51 says:

    Dude “apostolic”

    I enjoyed your meal from the Living Word.

    “Feed My sheep”
    John 21

    This you did well!

  2. Linnea says:

    Thanks, MLD.

    Upon reflection of this verse and your thoughts, I couldn’t help but think of a tree in our front yard, a purple robe locust. It’s a trash tree, at least in these climes. Every year, it blows down because of a weak trunk, and every year it comes back from the roots with larger thorns on its trunk. In the spring, however, it produces these beautiful trailing purple blooms.

    In this upside down world we live in, how many instances can we think of that involve something that looks good (at least in one season), that appears to go away, but comes back relentlessly as a new deception, displaying its appealing qualities?

    “19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

    Another YIKES!! Verse
    Is this a judgment verse? Cut down so it doesn’t even use up the ground”

  3. Owen says:

    “Have you ever been astonished at someone’s teaching?”

    I’m going to take this in a slightly different direction, but then I’ll come back…

    I spent a little time looking into and listening to the teachings of Christians who are preaching the gender identity/transgender movement – I wanted to know what’s in their heads.

    I am sorry I went there. I am still astonished at what they are teaching.

    Not a good tree. Not good fruit.

    But a great lesson.

  4. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    Thank you to Surfer, Linnea and Owen for your comments.

    Owen, yes I have been astonished by bad teaching — sadly less so by good teaching.

  5. Michael says:

    Just a couple notes.
    I literally get thrilled when I see a discussion like this with other scholars brought in and people actually thinking about the text.

    Very grateful to all of you and especially to MLD and Jean.

    I rarely talk about numbers, but our Sunday traffic has doubled…and they’re coming to learn the word of God,not catch up on a scandal.

    Now, to Dr. Packer.

    For Geisler to invoke Packer is wicked…as anyone who has ever sat under his teaching knows, Packer is an inerrantist, but an inerrantist according to genre.

    Licona is correct when he cites Packer on Genesis…and it’s my belief that Geisler either doesn’t understand what Packer is saying or is being intentionally obscurant.

  6. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    I was thinking, if I were the writer of the sermon on the mount I would have added verse 29.
    “And all the people, while standing gave Jesus and standing ovation and all signed up to follow hi.”

    But alas, they did neither.

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