Category Archives: Afterlife, The

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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The Afterlife, Lesson 10, Summary and Some Conclusions, Up to Now

Today’s lesson is  a little short. Our early service ran late and cut off about 10 minutes of teaching time.  I reviewed and summarized, took some questions, and tried to introduce the next couple of lessons on the impact of … Continue reading

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The Afterlife, Lesson 9, 2 Peter 3 and Treasures in Heaven

Today’s lesson is on destruction of the earth by fire described in 2 Pet 3 and Jesus’ promises of treasures in heaven. Download here. Lesson 9: “August 7, 2016“. Right click and select “Save Link As” to download. (If you … Continue reading

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The Afterlife, Lesson 8, The Rapture and Intro to Revelation

Today’s lesson is on the Rapture and the briefest of introductions to the Revelation. Download here. Lesson 8: “July 31, 2016“. Right click and select “Save Link As” to download. (If you left click, it will stream.) Or stream here:

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