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The Mixed Multitude

Then the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children. A mixed multitude went up with them also, and flocks and herds — a great deal of livestock. (Exodus 12:38, N.K.J.V.) … Continue reading

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Selling Hamburgers

I have never served as the pastor of a megachurch, and I don’t figure that I ever will. My pastoral ministry has always involved small, rural churches. Still, I’ll admit that, like megachurch pastors, I feel the internal pressure to … Continue reading

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A Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity

I’ve been preaching through the gospel of Mark on Wednesday nights at Oak Grove Baptist. In Mark 6:45-52, we find the familiar story of Jesus walking on the Sea of Galilee to meet the chosen twelve, who were in a … Continue reading

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A Little Taste of the Law

The Old Testament Law series (post #4) This post will finish up our short series on the Old Testament law. I make no claims that the series has been particularly thorough, but I trust that I’ve at least provided some … Continue reading

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The Sacrifices Required By the Law

The Old Testament Law series (post #3) Any Jew today who desires to keep the Old Testament law faces an unscalable mountain of a problem. The problem is, the law required five types of sacrificial offerings that were to be … Continue reading

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Jesus & the Law

The Old Testament Law series (post #2) The Old Testament law was not a failed experiment. It did exactly what it was supposed to do. Don’t think that God the Father sent God the Son (Jesus) down to earth as … Continue reading

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What Was the Law & Why Did God Give It?

The Old Testament Law series (post #1) A chicken and an elephant were locked in a cage together. The chicken turned to the elephant and said, “We need to set a few ground rules. First, let’s not step on each … Continue reading

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