This segment, at 7 and a half minutes, treats more verses and phrases often quoted out of context: “if you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart”; “binding and loosing” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5DLMWQJgXA

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(This continues a series of posts on this section of Genesis: God’s promise, God’s call) In obedience to God’s call, Abram journeyed to Canaan (Gen 12:4). Genesis names some of the places where Abram journeyed (e.g., 12:6), places that would be significant for Abraham’s descendants when they settled there. (I use the earlier name Abram […]

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The verses and phrases often taken out of context, addressed in this 8-minute video, include, “Lift Jesus higher”; “you are God’s temple”; “when the perfect has come”; “I can do all things through Christ”; “baptized in fire” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQrIxuHrBNc

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Why your worship is special to God (my 54-second video) Worship special to God-54 sec- 2015-07-05 at 02.33

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This 8-minute video includes some samples of verses often taken out of context, and what they really mean. These include examples from the Old Testament, including Psalms, Song of Solomon, Joel, etc.–texts such as “the cattle on a thousand hills”; “this is the day that the Lord has made”; “great as the army that carries out his […]

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(This post continues a discussion on God’s call to Abram.) In Genesis 12:2-3, God offers Abram a twofold promise: a land and a seed. These motifs dominate much of the rest of Genesis, as God ensures that his promises come to pass. The passage also includes some other blessings. The promise of the land Abram […]

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