A Seat at the Lord’s Table

A Seat at the Lord’s Table

I notice that some church members do not participate in the ordinances of foot washing and the Lord’s Supper. What can we do to change this practice?

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The Power of Law, the Power of Grace

What is the meaning of the phrase "under the law" in Romans 6:14, 15?*

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“He is Not God of the Dead, but of the Living.” How Should we Understand Jesus’ Saying?

Jesus’ saying, extending from Mark 12:24 to 12:27, relates to the resurrection of the dead. For our study, only verses 26–27 are relevant: Jesus’ saying, extending from Mark 12:24 to 12:27, relates to the resurrection of the dead.

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Lessons from Matthew 13

Matthew 13 constitutes Jesus’ third major teaching block in this Gospel and lies at the center of the Gospel’s five discourses (the others are Matthew 5–7, 10, 18, and 24–25).

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Lessons from Matthew 12

Matthew 12, through miraculous healings and several scenes of conflict, brings to the forefront the issue of Jesus’ identity as the messianic “son of David.”

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Revelation: Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament

Sigve K. Tonstad, a prolific Adventist scholar of Norwegian origin, has published a number of books and scholarly articles in different areas. His published dissertation has positioned him well to write a commentary on the book of Revelation. Tonstad’s major interest lies in theological interpretation of biblical texts, which features prominently in all of his…

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Lessons from Matthew 11

Matthew 11 opens with one of the set phrases used to conclude each of the five major blocks of teaching (cf. Matt 7:28; 13:53; 19:1; 26:1). Jesus has just finished instructing the twelve disciples and sending them out to preach.

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Is “Husband of One Wife” in 1 Timothy 3:2 Gender-Specific?

The question posed by the title of this study may seem so straightforward as to be answered quite easily, without the need of a detailed examination. Unless we would redefine these commonly accepted terms so that a “husband” may be female and a wife may be male, most readers of the Bible would naturally answer…

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Lessons from Matthew 10

As we saw earlier, Matthew 9 concludes with Jesus preaching to large crowds and instructing the disciples to pray earnestly for more laborers to be sent out to gather in the harvest (Matt 9:35–38).

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Lessons from Matthew 8

Matthew 8 begins a two-chapter sequence of miracle stories in groups of three, organized topically rather than chronologically. In the first group, Jesus cleanses a leper, heals the servant of a centurion, and banishes the fever of Peter’s mother-in-law, followed by a brief summary of further healings that evening (Matt 8:1–17; cf. Mark 1:32–34).

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