Homeborn Servants and Sons

Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. Now a slave does not remain in the house forever, but a son remains forever.John 8:34–35 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Not having a full understanding of the Torah hinders us Gentiles. …

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Some Context for John 6

Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heights; You have done great deeds; O God, who is like You?You who have shown me great distresses and troubles will revive me again,and will bring me up again from the depths of the earth. You will increase my greatness, and You will encircle and comfort me.Psalm 71:19–21 …

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I am a Worm

But I am a worm, and not a man; a reproach of men and despised by the people.Psalm 22:6 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) I love the psalms. For many reasons, yes I love them. There are gems like this verse that give a stark contrast to a fleeting …

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The Name: Scepter

On the third day, Esther put on her royal apparel and positioned herself in the king’s palace courtyard so that she would be directly in line with the part of the king’s throne room where the king sat facing the entrance of the room on his royal throne in the royal hall. When the king …

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Jesus Sets the Timing

Do not let anyone deceive you in any way. For that Day will not come unless a falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of destruction,2 Thessalonians 2:3 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) While I was with them in the world, I kept …

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The Name: See Jesus LORD

But Moses said to the people, “Fear not! Stand firm! And see the salvation of the Lord, which He will show you today. For the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall never see again. The Lord shall fight for you, while you hold your peace.”Exodus 14:13–14 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake …

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The Name: It is too Wonderful

Manoah said to the angel of the Lord, “What is your name, so that we can honor you when your words come true?”The angel of the Lord said to him, “Why do you ask my name? It is too wonderful.”Judges 13:17–18 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Manoah is the …

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Whoever Drinks

Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water that I shall give him will become in him a well of water springing up into eternal life.”John 4:13–14 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; …

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What Seems to be Vengeance Becomes a Beautiful Picture of Redemption

So these things will be for a statute of judgment to you throughout your generations in all your dwelling places.Numbers 35:29 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Moses by direction from God had just given established the idea of sanctuary cities. These are places where someone who accidentally kills another …

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