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SOTM: Matthew 5:31-32 (Divorce, the Ethics)

One last, very important point. “Divorces” in Mat 5:32 translates a word meaning to release, let go, or dismiss. The word was routinely used of ending a marriage, and so we translate “divorce,” but that’s not quite right. There’s a … Continue reading

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SOTM: Matthew 5:31-32 (Divorce, the Grammar)

(Mat 5:31-32 ESV) “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her … Continue reading

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SOTM: Matthew 5:31-32 (Divorce, the OT background)

(Mat 5:31-32 ESV) “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her … Continue reading

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Christopher Tin: Calling All Dawns

Grammy winning international album, with English subtitles. Begins with the Lord’s Prayer in Swahili.

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SOTM: Matthew 5:27-30 (Lust, Part 2)

Who’s to blame? Notice that Jesus does not blame the woman for how the man thinks of her. Jesus is very plainly making the point that men can control their thoughts. But this does not mean that women aren’t accountable … Continue reading

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SOTM: Matthew 5:27-30 (Lust, Part 1)

(Mat 5:27-30 ESV) “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. … Continue reading

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SOTM: Matthew 5:24-25 (Court)

  (Mat 5:25-26 ESV) 25 Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in … Continue reading

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One Thousand E-Mail Subscribers!

This may not be a big deal for some bloggers, but I’m pretty excited to have just hit 1,000 email subscribers to OneInJesus. The crazy thing is that I began 2014 at around 600 email subscribers — meaning I was … Continue reading

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SOTM: Matthew 5:23-24 (Be reconciled to your brother)

(Mat 5:23-24 ESV)  23 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you,  24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, … Continue reading

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SOTM: Matthew 5:21-22 (Anger and insults)

(Mat 5:21-22 ESV) “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother … Continue reading

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