By His Blood

How NOT to argue against Universalism!

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“Every statement of faith is subjective. That doesn’t mean we cannot be confident or certain about it, it only means that there is no way to objectively confirm or deny it in this life .” – Brook Potter

I am always encouraged by people discussing the taboo topics of Christianity. When people are discussing and debating issues like Hell, the Rapture and different types of atonement, it is a good sign that fear is no longer their primary motivator, and they ...

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By His Blood – Amen, to women in Leadership!

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“Some leaders are born women!” – Geraldine Ferraro

An area of biblical interpretation that we have often missed, is the importance of biblical genre.  The bible has several genres or styles of writing within it, and each style requires that we approach the text differently in our understanding.  For instance, we would read a biography, such as the Gospels, differently than we would read the Apocalyptic Prophetic writings of John in the book of Revelation. The biographies would ...

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By His Blood – God is about to do something New?

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“I am not waiting for a move of God, I am a Move of God” – William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army.

Around the beginning of every new year, the churches ring out prophesies about what to expect for the coming twelve months.   They sometimes use some numerology to explain how the numbers of a particular year speak of Prosperity, or the year of debt cancellation or something along those lines.  We hear of the Coming ...

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By His Blood – Jesus, Friend of Sinners

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“The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!” — Luke 7:34

When we read the Gospels, we learn a very important truth about the ministry of Jesus. It was not the sinners that persecuted Jesus, it was the religious. In fact, the sinners loved him and wanted to make Him their King (John 6:15). Jesus ate food with sinners, drank with sinners and had real friendships with ...

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Wilderness Theology?

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“Jesus has already overcome the wilderness, so that you can live in his Victory!” – Brook Potter

Imagine that your best friend one day decided that they loved you so much, they were going to crash your car, make you lose your job and possibly bring sickness and other hardships into your life, just to test you and the bonds of your friendship. Chances are, after your friend did those things to you, you probably wouldn’t ever get close to that ...

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