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SOTM: Matthew 5:38-42 (Let the punishment fit the crime)

Very fun video. Lyrics relevant to the post start at 3:05, but I wouldn’t skip anything. [Lyrics in the video have been updated, very cleverly. The original follows. For those not familiar with the work of Gilbert & Sullivan, here’s … Continue reading

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SOTM: Matthew 5:33-37 (Swearing)

(Mat 5:33-37 ESV) “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ 34 But I say to you, Do not take an … Continue reading

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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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