The Woman Caught in Adultery As we arrive at the end of John 7 in our sermon series, we find a story that, in the ESV it is set apart through [[double brackets]] and an editorial note: “The earliest manuscripts do not include 7:53-8:11”, to which there is attached a footnote: “Some manuscripts do not
The Feast of Booths (or Tabernacles) As we make our way through the Gospel of John, we approach chapter 7, where we’ll find our Lord in the context of a particular Jewish feast, the Feast of Tabernacles. What is this feast? What’s it all about? Well, it’s one of the 3 major festivals that Israelite males
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Christmas first, then The Wedding! We are all abuzz around the Flora house with the upcoming wedding celebration of our son Kevin to his lovely bride-to-be, Meredith! We are now close enough to count down the time in hours until their exchange of marriage vows. The closer we get to the day, the more frenetic
Christology, Lesson 4: A Doggie Bag Adapted from a Christology class taught at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, PA. The class was taught by Dr. Richard B. Gaffin III, in the spring of 1997. The class is freely adapted from my notes for M.E.A.T. I have not been careful to indicate quotations versus summaries of Gaffin’s
The Doctrine of Christ (3): The Center of Christology adapted from WTS seminary notes of Doctrine of Christ, Richard B. Gaffin (ST223, February- 1996) for M.E.A.T. In our first ‘meating’, to study the doctrine of Christ, we considered the nature, task and method of systematic theology itself. We saw that systematic theology is about revealing the unity that is
If you missed our first M.E.A.T.ing on March 3rd, here is a summary of our discussion: Remember, this is a retooling of a class I took in Seminary under Dr. Gaffin. I am not careful in it to distinguish his work or wording from my own. As we set out on our journey through the
As we read the Scriptures it becomes clear that there are only two types of hearts within man: either a proud heart or a humble heart. The proud heart does not recognize a need for God and attempts to live life without any acknowledgement of Him. In contrast, the humble heart not only recognizes the
Announcements Please be in prayer for the Boardwalk Chapel trip coming up this Summer: Pray for our training times, for team cohesion, and pray that our evangelism efforts would be faithful and effective, and that our team would grow in enthusiasm for the kingdom of Christ..
The squeaky brakes on the garbage truck outside our house earlier this morning alerted our 6-month old puppy Indiana to start barking at the inside of our front door. Although the dependable trash collectors had already gone on to others streets and houses when we finally went outside, Indy still went straightway to the trash