Monthly Archives: January 2012

Song of Songs Introduction II

Marriages go through high points and low points.  Dating is diminished over time.  Divorce within marriage occurs and couples end up leading separate lives.  Some couples are never intimate and form a cold alliance where the main objectives are financial or for … Continue reading

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Song of Songs Introduction I

As the text in today’s reading, I will be posting the first part of the NIV Study Bible’s introduction to Song of Songs.  The reading does not have the authority of the biblical text.  It is a secondary source that comments … Continue reading

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Colossians 3:1-17

Sins of anger.  Paul next turns his sights on manifestations of anger, which destroy community:  “anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.”  “Anger’ refers to a chronic feeling rather than outbursts of “rage”.  More subtle expressions of … Continue reading

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Colossians 3:1-17

Sexual sins.  The vices are heavily weighted toward sexual sins:  “sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires.”  Paul considered sexual relationships outside of marriage to be sinful, and the term sexual immorality runs the gammut of forbidden sexual acts.  Paul’s frequent … Continue reading

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Colossians 3:1-17

We are works in progress. In that case there is a daily choice to put on some attributes and cast others aside. The old life in Colossians is coupled with hollow and deceptive philosophy. The kind of philosophies that floated … Continue reading

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Colossians 3:1-17

Christ is in no way equal to the angels. In Colossae they see to have had a problem with people worshiping angels. Later it became so out of control that Michael seems to have been worshiped in a cult in … Continue reading

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Colossians 3:1-17

The Chapel http://www.chapel.org  has a campus in McHenry where we live.  They started a Sunday School this past week and we were asked to read Colossians 3:1-17 and meditate on it or read it repeatedly.  Try reading it through yourself … Continue reading

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