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A Fish Story To End All Fish Stories

The kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind. When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore, sat down, and gathered the good fish into

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Finders, Keepers

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When someone found it, he hid it again. Then in his joy he went and sold all he had, and bought that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is

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Littlest to Biggest

The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and planted in his field. It is the smallest of all the seeds; yet when it has grown it is the largest of the plants and becomes a

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Introduction: On Earth as it is In Heaven

Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10)

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On Earth as it is In Heaven, by Lee Woofenden – Online Edition

Dear Readers, In 2005 I published a book containing a series of sermons that I had preached a couple of years earlier. Here is the description from the back cover (links added): On Earth as it is In Heaven Reflections

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Didn’t Jesus Say it’s Better to be Celibate than Married?

Matthew 19:3–12 records this conversation of Jesus, first with some Pharisees, then with his disciples: Some Pharisees came to him, and to test him they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause?” He

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The Extreme Weakness of Faith Alone and Penal Substitution

A recent comment on the article, “What is the biblical basis against Sola Fide (salvation by faith alone, apart from works)?” led to a multi-part question by a regular reader of this blog named Rami. You can read his comment

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If Jesus was God, How was God Still in Heaven?

A few days ago a reader named Annie made this comment here on Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life: I am a Christian who loves Jesus and God. But what I don’t understand is that if Jesus is God, then who

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Does John 3:18 Mean that All Non-Christians Go to Hell?

John 3:16. It’s everywhere. You even see it on placards at football games: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Then there’s

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What Does It Mean to Sit at the Right Hand of God?

In Psalm 110, David writes: The Lord says to my lord, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.” (Psalm 110:1) And in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus quotes these words in an exchange with the

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