I am enjoying this series of articles from Crosswalk that unpacks passages in the New Testament with insights from both the biblical culture and the original Greek. Enjoy!
Frank Viola always writes things that cause me to think. Here is another example. An example: “[The “sinful woman” in Luke 7] embodies the depths of fallen humanity. Yet Jesus loved her and forgave her. And despite her unbecoming life, she knew that Jesus was a friend of sinners…which means that He was her friend.” From The Deeper Journey………………….
This is an important New Testament concept that I think is often misunderstood or ignored today, but is important to the spiritual health of our local church bodies. From Crossway………………
There is some good stuff in this article on the only miracle of Jesus that is mentioned in all four of the Gospels. Here is a takeaway: “If I say something to my children once, they may or may not listen. But if I repeat a request over and over, they get the point that I really expect something to be done. I would suggest that we should listen to the Bible, even if something is only mentioned once. The truth is the truth. But we should also notice when the same statement or the same story is mentioned a number of times.” From Stephen J. Bedard……………..