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Degrees of Punishment: Interpreting the Parable of Faithful and Unfaithful Slaves (Luke 12:41-48), Part 4

Risk Aversion in the Churches of Christ This parable, read with the Parable of the Talents, is a fearful lesson both individually and corporately. Let’s talk about the Churches of Christ as a body. One of the characteristics of my fellowship … Continue reading

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Degrees of Punishment: Interpreting the Parable of Faithful and Unfaithful Slaves (Luke 12:41-48), Part 3

Proposed reading Degrees of punishment. I don’t buy the Purgatory arguments, and I can’t overlook the fact that the second and third managers were punished — even severely. Most commentaries offer no help at all on this question (the first … Continue reading

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Degrees of Punishment: Interpreting the Parable of Faithful and Unfaithful Slaves (Luke 12:41-48), Part 2

Luke 12:44 (Lk. 12:44 ESV)  44 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. The faithful manager will be rewarded with greater responsibility. In an honor culture, this is a great reward. This is, of … Continue reading

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Degrees of Punishment: Interpreting the Parable of Faithful and Unfaithful Slaves (Luke 12:41-48), Part 1

Over the years, I’ve frequently mentioned Luke 12:41-48 as demonstrating that Jesus promises that there will be degrees of punishment for the damned. However, I’ve never attempted to work through the passage in its entirety or literary context. Recently, some … Continue reading

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Luke chapter 12

I’ve now added an outline for Luke 12. This is a series of outlines I’m preparing for our adult Bible classes and are designed for Sunday school teachers to teach from. But they’d work for personal study, too. Luke chapter … Continue reading

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Luke chapter 11

I’ve now added an outline for Luke 11. This is a series of outlines I’m preparing for our adult Bible classes and are designed for Sunday school teachers to teach from. But they’d work for personal study, too. Luke chapter … Continue reading

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Luke chapter 10

I’ve now added lesson notes on Luke 10. I’m preparing these for veteran teachers I coach for our Sunday morning adult education program but they should be suitable for personal study. Luke chapter 10

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