Tag Archives: Apostle Paul

‘First day of the week’… Acts 20:7

Several days ago, I wrote concerning the nine times we are commanded, in one form or another, to ‘remember the Sabbath.’  Christendom’s defense for SUNday worship varies, however, the primary text is usually Acts 20:7 and the phrase, ‘on the … Continue reading

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Christians, please help me understand…

I have four boys, most of whom are teenagers.  We do not have a communication problem, so I can tell them what to do and they understand perfectly well. If I tell them clearly, once or twice, to do something, … Continue reading

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I can’t hear what you SAY, I watch what you DO!

My father had some wise sayings that have stuck with me.  One he often quipped at the right moment was, “What you DO speaks so loud, I can hardly hear what you SAY!” This he would use as a scalpel … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary!! We are one year old today!

Natsab is one year old, today! A few stats and highlights, as well as favorite posts, coming up. First and foremost, I want to thank our Father, Yahweh, for encouraging me to jump into the blogosphere and write about the … Continue reading

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A couple of terrific books…

Like many of you, I spend a fair amount of time reading and learning.  There is so much!! Here are a couple books I have recently finished that are well worth your consideration! First up is a fantastic little volume … Continue reading

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Who Baptized the Apostle Paul?

So, Yeshua appears to Rabbi Sha’ul (Paul) on the road to Damascus.  This is the first step we see in a series of events wherein Sha’ul, one of the greatest evangelists in the history of the world is ‘captured,’ and … Continue reading

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Visual Psalm 19:7-14 (and audio!)

Another ‘visual’ passage from the Psalms. Enjoy. The full passage follows… The Torah is perfect and it ‘renews the mind.’ (Ro. 12:1-2) The Torah is also sure, right, pure, clean, true, etc. The Torah is everlasting! Ps. 119:160 among others. … Continue reading

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R U N the 1%?

If Jesus came into your church, would you recognize Him?  While my guess is completely subjective, I would guess that fewer than 1% would recognize the Messiah, King of Israel, if He walked into your church building. No, He likely … Continue reading

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Chewing gum for the brain…

As I have mentioned before, I am reading/enjoying/re-reading J. K. McKee’s The New Testament Validates Torah.  Frankly, this is the single best systematic addressing of Torah for the Messianic.  I believe more and broader scholarly works will emerge as time … Continue reading

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What did the Early Church Fathers REALLY do? *edited*

Excellent, excellent series.  May be the best investment of an hour this month!!  Pieces of church history your seminary trained pastor may not know…  Some of this I didn’t know and I have seminary paper hanging on my wall… **Edit: … Continue reading

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Paul: The Nazarene Ringleader

Terrific video articulating what it means to be a Nazarene, who the Nazarenes were and what some of the Church Fathers had to say about them.

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Was Jesus on Mt. Sinai? Does it matter?

Here is an interesting question that reveals a theological/doctrinal conundrum for most of Christendom. Was Jesus on Mt. Sinai?

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The Apostle Paul was NOT a Christian!

Paul never converted to anything. Christian mythos teaches that Saul, a rabbi, converted to Christianity.  In fact, that is utter fallacy to support false doctrine/theology. Here is what my New American Standard Bible says, “Acts 9:1-3  (NASB) The Conversion of … Continue reading

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The Proper Role of Grace in the Life of the Believer

When I was growing up, there were two boys who lived up the street that I was at least mildly jealous of.  They were from two different and unrelated families, but their circumstances were similar, such that I was envious … Continue reading

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10 Paradigm-shifting New Testament Verses

Maybe I’m the only person this happens to, but have you ever read a verse that you’ve read a 100 times, but suddenly you ‘see’ it totally differently?  Like a bolt of lightning, or a V-8 moment, you suddenly understand … Continue reading

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