Questions at the 11th Hour

January 3, 2020 at 1:48 pm | Posted in Q&A | Leave a comment
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Today marks the 11th anniversary of the The Deep End. The common expression “the eleventh hour” comes from the so-called “Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard” found in Matthew 20:1-16, and it has come to mean a final opportunity, or a last-minute chance, or something that happens just before time expires. I am thankful that the Lord has given me the opportunity to continue writing about His Word for 11 years. Only He knows how much longer it will it last, but as of now I am not entertaining any thoughts of slowing down or stopping.

In honor of the anniversary, I am posting the links to a category called “Q and A,” in which I have been posting answers to questions that I have been asked (mostly as the teacher of an adult Sunday School class) over the years. Some of these are questions that are frequently asked by Christians or Bible students, and more detailed and better answers can probably be found by Googling, but I like to think that some of them are more-unusual questions. Thanks for reading!

1. Bible Verses Don’t Always Feel Good
2. Authority vs. Empathy
3. How Do We Get the Answers to Our Prayers?
4. Who Is Leviathan and What Is He Twisting?
5. Blessing the Food?
6. God’s Wrath: Attribute or Reaction?
7. What about Those Who Haven’t Heard? (Romans 1:18-20)
8. Does “Everyone” Include Satan?
9. A Fawning Farewell
10. The Psychic Hotline May be Hotter than You Think
11. Did Jesus Claim to be God?
12. The Statute and the Ordinance at Marah (Exodus 15:25-26)
13. Why Get More Involved?
14. Biased Marriage Counseling
15. Purple or Scarlet? (John 19:2; Mark 15:17; Matthew 27:28)
15. Old Testament Prayer
16. The Foolishness of God? (I Corinthians 1:26-29)
17. Did Moses Die?
18. Who Carried the Cross? (John 19:16-17; Matthew 27:32; Mark 15:21; Luke 23:26)
19. Can I be Born Again and Still Commit Sins? (I John 3:9-10)
20. Is God Your Fill-in-the-Blank? (Exodus 3:13-14)
21. The Sending of the Holy Spirit (John 16:7)
22. The Laver as Baptistry? (Exodus 30:18)
23. Why Join a Church?
24. Does God Allow Evil?
25. Does God have to Investigate the Future? (Ephesians 1:3-5)
26. A Newlywed Pounding?
27. Passing over the Passover?
28. The Father of Lights (James 1:17)
29. Motivated by Fear?
30. Cooler than the Other Side of the Pillar (Exodus 14:19-22; I Corinthians 10:1-4)
31. Will We Know Our Loved Ones in Heaven?
32. Remembering the Laws (Exodus 21-22; Deuteronomy 6:1-9)
33. How to Explain the Afterlife?
34. Will Heaven be Boring?
35. Are People Still Possessed by Demons? (Mark 5:1-17)
36. Signs from Beyond the Grave?
37. In Whose Name Do You Pray?
38. Why Not Get Divorced?
39. Babysitting Tips for Dads?
40. Why Did God Make Fire Ants Mean?
41. How to Deal with Flaky Church Attenders?
42. Is Cremation Allowed?
43. Celebrating at a Funeral?
44. A Marvelous Work? (Isaiah 29:14)
45. Why Read Other Books?
46. Wednesday Night Prayer Meetings?
47. Did God Have to Go Down and See? (Genesis 18:20-21)
48. Signs of the End Times?
49. Signs of Approval from God?
50. Corporal Punishment? (Proverbs 13:24; 23:13-14)
51. Was God Unfair to Moses? (Numbers 20:1-12)
52. How Tall Was Jesus? *
53. Proverbs 22:6: Promise or Principle?
54. Is it Wrong to Ask for an Overt Response? (Part 1)
55. Is it Wrong to Ask for an Overt Response? (Part 2)
56. A Hospital for Sinners?
57. Why Not a Hospital?
58. Is It Mean to Talk about Divorce?
59. Was St. Nick a Real Person?
60. Scars in Heaven?
61. Camels as Booty (Jeremiah 49:32)

* most-viewed post in category

10 Years an Outcast

January 3, 2019 at 1:34 pm | Posted in Outcasts of Ministry | 3 Comments
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Happy 10th Anniversary to The Deep End! I want to thank the Lord for allowing me to continue blogging with some measure of consistency and perseverance for 10 straight years. Thanks to my wife, who originally set up the format and got me started. And thanks to everyone who has subscribed, followed, shared, commented, and read over the years.

The Deep End has never really gained much influence popularity-wise among the big-name Christian blogs on the internet. Although it has gained a little attention (and even notoriety!) here and there, it doesn’t really fit into a particular pre-set niche, and is something of an outcast, I suppose. Therefore, in honor of the occasion, I am sharing the links to an old category started way back in 2012 called:

Outcasts of Ministry: the Addict, the Slave, and the Man Who Fell out of Church

The Addict (His Characteristics) (I Corinthians 16:15-18)
The Addict (Signs of Addiction) (I Corinthians 16:15)

The Slave (His Owner and Overseer) (Philemon)
The Slave (His Obligations) (Philemon vv.18-19)

The Man Who Fell out of Church (Narrative) (Acts 20:7-9) *
The Man Who Fell out of Church (Application) (Acts 20:9-12)

* most-viewed post in category

Eight Is Not Enough

January 3, 2017 at 4:49 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Today marks the 8th anniversary of The Deep End. Thank you to everyone who has subscribed, read regularly, shared some of the posts, followed faithfully, or offered prayer support. I’m pleased (not proud!) to report that I’m still going strong. Anything could happen, but I have no plans to stop adding new posts. I am thankful that God has provided me with a Bible and the desire to study it. If anyone has received a blessing related in any way to this blog, all the praise and glory must go to Him. He is an amazing, gracious, loving, and faithful Lord.

In honor of the occasion, here are links to some of the categories that were added over the past year:

The Flood
The Family of Faith
Mark
I Corinthians
Hosea
Biblical Eyesight
Amos

The Top Ten

December 8, 2014 at 2:57 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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On December 2, 2014, The Deep End surpassed an impressive (just to me) number for all-time views. It still baffles me a little after all this time to think that people are reading the posts here on a fairly regular basis. Thank you to those who subscribe and/or follow. Of course, any good that comes of it is due completely to the Lord, and I praise and honor and thank Him for allowing me to continue studying the Bible and writing about it here.

I do understand, too, that clicking on or “viewing” a post is not an automatic indicator that someone has read it, but, in honor of the occasion, I thought I would provide links to the ten blog posts that have received the highest number of views.

1. Teaching the 3rd and 4th Commandments to Children (see commentary here)
2. How Tall Was Jesus?
3. Strange Weapons Lesson 3: The Pitcher (factual summary)
4. What the Bible Says about Neighbors
5. You Can’t Get Blood from a Turnip
6. Parallelism in Psalms
7. Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
8. Different Types of Burdens
9. Stand Your Ground
10. Explaining the Meaning of Biblical “Authority” to Children

Catching My Breath in the Deep End

July 23, 2014 at 2:35 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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I’m taking a short break for a week or so from posting on The Deep End, but since (believe it or not) I do have regular readers and subscribers, I didn’t want anyone to think I had gone under for good. By the way, if you are one of those regular readers or subscribers, or even an occasional passer-by, or someone who shares some of the posts here from time to time, let me say a big “thank you.” I really appreciate it.

Feel free to take this opportunity to catch up on some of the categories you might have missed, such as an especially relevant overview of the story of Naboth’s vineyard called Arise, the Quarterback Commandments (with football season just around the corner), some random rants called I’m Just Sayin’, or The S.H.A.R.K. Principle (in honor of “Shark Week”).

Any comments will most likely be held in moderation until next week. Enjoy!

Raising a Four Year Old

January 3, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Posted in Biblical Parenting | 7 Comments
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Four years ago today, with some trepidation and with my wife doing all the technical stuff, I posted my first entry on The Deep End. I thank the Lord for granting me the consistency to keep posting, and for the ways He has blessed it and used it.

Four years old is about the time when children start to accumulate lasting memories, so if I think of The Deep End as a four-year-old kid, then I pray that this will be a year of memorable impact. As a parent of actual children, I am a steward or a manager over them, and they really “belong” to God. I feel the same way about this blog. It belongs to God and He allows me to manage it.

As a parent, I have certainly had my share of ups and downs, and, frankly, it is one of my weakest spiritual areas. This initially made me reluctant to teach or post about parenting. I once heard a preacher say that, while we might prefer to teach about areas where we have experienced blessings, it is not valid to withhold Biblical instruction in areas which are outside the realm of our personal experiences altogether. After all, he said, I’m going to have to preach about the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, although I’ve certainly never been crucified myself!

So, in honor of this anniversary, here are the links to previous posts under the category called “Biblical Parenting:”

1. Spending Your Retirement on Your Children
2. Naming Neighbors
3. Like Father, Like Child
4. What to Be for Your Kids
5. What to Do for Your Kids
6. What to Buy for Your Kids
7. Chuck E. Church *
8. This Big Light of Mine
9. The Know-It-Alls that Don’t Know Much
10. Don’t Let Distraction Lead to Division
11. The Raptor and the Captor
12. Hijacked Hearts
13. The Unbiblical Concept of “Teenagers”
14. A Snapshot of the Lord’s Adolescence
15. Pavlov’s Kids
16. Boys Will Be Boys, but Boys Should Want to Be Men
17. The Dangers of Fatherhood
18. The Early Bird Gets to Wait
19. Show and Tell
20. Fathers and Daughters
21. The Stones of Curiosity
22. The New Girl Arrives
23. How Many Sermons about Purity Do Boys Need to Hear?
24. Christ’s Childhood Preparation
25. When Is It Good to be Proud? (Spoiler Alert: Never)
26. Don’t be an Abusive, Angry, Absent, or Addicted Parent 
27. The Problem with Popular Parenting (Genesis 21:1-11; Ephesians 6:1)
28. The Problem with Pecuniary Parenting 
29. The Problem with Petulant Parenting 
30. The Propriety of Paragonal Parenting
31. A Child’s View of God’s Supremacy
32. Children’s Bible Catechism
33. Kingdom Teaching for Children
34. Our Kids Are Not Good Kids
35. Children Need to Know that Death Is Real
36. The Gross-Out Factor for Kids (Mark 2:16-17)
37. Even the Children (Psalm 148)
38. The Most Important Children’s Ministry Tool (II Timothy 3:15)
39. Don’t Teach Fables (Matthew 12:38-41)
40. Don’t Teach Feelings (Proverbs 28:26)
41. Don’t Teach Finesse
42. The Blessings and Hazards of Companionship (Proverbs 13:20)
43. Babysitting Tips for Dads
44. It’s Time to Grow Up
45. Proverbs 22:6: Promise or Principle?
46. A One-Question Quiz for Boys (Psalm 119:9)

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Doctor, Doctor, Gimme the (Good) News

December 19, 2012 at 11:45 am | Posted in Biblical Doctoring, Luke | Leave a comment
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The Deep End just keeps getting deeper. Things have really picked up during the second half of this year, and another milestone for all-time views was surpassed a couple of days ago. If you are a subscriber or a regular reader: Thank you. I am always surprised (and absurdly pleased) when someone is helped by one of the posts on this site, and I am grateful to God that He has allowed me to continue blogging. Any fruit that is produced is His fruit, and abounds to His glory.

In honor of this momentous occasion, and with many of my friends battling colds, flu, and even pneumonia at this time of the year, I thought it would be a good time to re-set the category called Biblical Doctoring, which started off with a series of posts under the acrostic D.O.C.T.O.R.

And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Luke 5:31-32

1. Doctor’s Orders
2. The Doctor Who Never Fails
3. Satisfied Patients
4. The Great House Call
5. The Great Physician
6. Two “Right” Feet
7. The Remedy for Mood Swings
8. Diverting the Flow of the Word
9. Dr. Law and Dr. Grace (*)
10. The Crisis
11. The Relationship between Sin and Disease

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Oceans of Devotions

August 10, 2012 at 10:45 am | Posted in Bible Studies | 2 Comments
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Yesterday – spurred by a tremendous month of July – The Deep End hit another one of those round-number milestones in number of views all-time. Thanks again to everyone who has visited. Thanks most of all to the Lord God Almighty for giving us such a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, insight, blessings, and spiritual Truth in the Holy Bible, and for giving me the opportunity to write about it.

The category called “Bible Studies” contains posts that come from times when I have been asked to fill in for a preacher or pastor who is sick or away on a mission trip, or to teach what are called “devotions” at couples’, men’s, or children’s events. Some of them come from funerals, prayer breakfasts, youth conferences, teacher-training seminars, Christian school chapel services, and all kinds of fellowship activities. Some of them come from my private devotional studies. They are about a diverse range of topics, hence the broad category heading. I hope and pray that you’ll find at least something useful in them.

1. Discipleship Lessons Promo
2. A Match Made in Heaven Part 1
3. A Match Made in Heaven Part 2
4. The “Great” that Doesn’t “Grate” – Part One
5. The “Great” that Doesn’t “Grate” – Part Two
6. The Great Trading-Post
7. What Is God Like?
8. Brain “Washing” Produces “Clean” Living (Part 1)
9. Brain “Washing” Produces “Clean” Living (Part 2)
10. Turning Up the Heat – Part 1
11. Turning Up the Heat – Part 2
12. Turning Up the Heat – Part 3
13. Careless Love – Part 1

14. Careless Love – Part 2 (Divine Rapid Heart Rate)
15. Careless Love – Part 3
16. T.K.O. Your Pastor (#1)
17. T.K.O. Your Pastor (#2)
18. The Solemn Ascension
19. Is It Wrong to Ask for an Overt Response? (Part 1)
20. Is It Wrong to Ask for an Overt Response? (Part 2)
21. The Lord’s Leftovers
22. The Last but Not the Least – Part 1
23. The Last but Not the Least – Part 2
24. The Last but Not the Least – Part 3
25. Dr. Law and Dr. Grace
26. Healing for Truly Broken Hearts
27. The Husband of One Wife – Part 1
28. The Husband of One Wife – Part 2
29. The Devil’s Math
30. Setting Up Your Own Place
31. Testing Your Testimony
32. The Bold Pair in the Enemy’s Lair (Part 1)
33. The Bold Pair in the Enemy’s Lair (Part 2)
34. Practical Intentional Evangelism
35. High and Mighty
36. Calling Witnesses (Part 1)
37. Calling Witnesses (Part 2)
38. Calling Witnesses (Part 3)
39. Faithful to Him and to Each Other
40. Leading Instead of Watching
41. The Hard Work of Encouragement
42. The Redeemer Is Prophesied
43. Christian Lifeguards
44. Leavenless Lump
45. How Tall Was Jesus? (*)
46. Do You Have Plans for Lunch?
47. For What Are You Hungry?
48. The Breathtaking Wonder of God
49. The Helmet of Salvation
50. Being At-TENT-ive to God
51. Home Is Where Your Lord Is
52. It’s Time to Grow Up
53. Biblical Men
54. Graded by God: Turning Your “F”s into “A”s (Part One)
55. Graded by God: Turning Your “F”s into “A”s (Part Two)
56. Graded by God: Turning Your “F”s into “A”s (Part Three)
57. Fathers and Daughters
58. Only Jesus
59. Snakes on a Plain (Part 1)
60. Snakes on a Plain (Part 2)
61. Snakes on a Plain (Part 3)
62. Servant Movers (Commitment)
63. Servant Movers (Character and Conduct)
64. The Lord’s Love Song
65. Don’t Grieve the Holy Spirit
66. Four-Dimensional Love (Part 1)
67. Four-Dimensional Love (Part 2)
68. From What Were You Saved? (A and B)
69. From What Were You Saved? (C)
70. Sharpening Your Focus
71. Preparation for the Battle
72. The Day of Distress
73. Getting Full (Part 1)
74. Getting Full (Part 2)
75. God Knows Something about Everything
76. How to Get High in Christian Ministry
77. How to Read the Bible (and Get Something out of It): Part 1
78. How to Read the Bible (and Get Something out of It): Part 2
79. How to Read the Bible (and Get Something out of It): Part 3
80. Christian F.R.I.E.N.D.S.hip (Part 1)
81. Christian F.R.I.E.N.D.S.hip (Part 2)
82. Put It On and Pack It On
83. Pass It On and Pour It On
84. Preparing to Hear from God: Ready
85. Preparing to Hear from God: Receptive
86. Preparing to Hear from God: Responsive
87. Remembering the Garlic
88. Three Reasons for Ten Commandments (Revelatory)
89. Three Reasons for Ten Commandments (Restrictive)
90. Three Reasons for Ten Commandments (Reflective)
91. Your Vocation
92. Why We’re so Difficult
93. Where Is Jesus in the Bible? (lesson 1)
94. Where Is Jesus in the Bible? (lesson 2)
95. Clear Calls for Christians: Pure Upgrade
96. Clear Calls for Christians: Proper Unity
97. Clear Calls for Christians: Point Upward
98. From Garbage to Glory
99. A Prize-Winning Run (I Corinthians 9:24-26)
100. The Path of Sacrifice
101. Will God Do a New Thing in a New Year?
102. Our Great Needs (Psalm 35:10)
103. A Diet of Distinction (Part One) (Leviticus 11:1-8)
104. A Diet of Distinction (Part Two) (Leviticus 11:44)
105. A Diet of Distinction (Part 3) (Leviticus 11:3-7)
106. The Be Quietudes 
107. When and How to Speak Up
108. Obedience Matters
109. The Real Emancipation Proclamation (Proverbs 20:6; Exodus 33:19)
110. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
111. Maintaining a Clean and Sensitive Conscience (II Corinthians 1:12-24)
112. Where to Find Courage (Joshua 1)
113. How to Handle Unexpected Hostility (I Samuel 25)
114. God vs. Sin (Part One)
115. God vs. Sin (Part Two)

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The Third on the Third

January 3, 2012 at 11:57 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
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To commemorate the third anniversary of this blog I am going to post a link to what has inexplicably become by far the most viewed post on this site. It is called “Teaching the 3rd and 4th Commandments To Children,” and I say “inexplicable” because it is probably personally my least favorite post. It was the result of me being asked to be sort of a last-minute substitute teacher for a children’s class at church. I came up with the lesson very quickly and I included it on the site just because it was next in a list of lessons I had saved. I don’t find it to be especially insightful, nor likely to be very helpful, but who knows? Maybe it’s been of use to someone. From what I can gather, it gets viewed mostly through search engine results for “teaching the 3rd Commandment” or “children’s lesson on 3rd Commandment.” In any event, you can view it here.

Thanks be to the Lord for letting me continue to blog for three years.

Finally Finishing Five Hundred

December 14, 2011 at 11:30 am | Posted in A Little Alliteration | 14 Comments
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This is the 500th post on this blog. Managing enough consistency to accomplish this insignificant little feat probably shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same breath with the famous missionary, William Carey, and some of the great things God used him to accomplish for the the Kingdom of Christ, but I am reminded of this particular Carey quote: “I can plod. I can persevere to any definite pursuit.”

I don’t know if “plodding” is considered to be a spiritual gift, such as the gifts of mercy, giving, evangelism, administration, and the like, but, if it is, then maybe that is my one spiritual gift. I have managed, by God’s grace, and by His power, and hopefully to His glory, to plod my way through 500 blog posts. Hopefully He will allow me to continue. I give Him all honor, credit, and praise, in the Name of His holy Son, Jesus, for allowing me to be a steward of what I consider to be His blog, The Deep End. For anything good or encouraging or helpful that has come of it, all glory must go to Him alone.

I say a special “thank you” to everyone who has stopped by to read a post from time to time, leave a comment, or to click a “share” or a “like.” Thank you especially to those of you who subscribe and/or read regularly.

One time, when I was in elementary school, one of my teachers explained to us what “alliteration” meant by using the example of former Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew. Apparently, he was prone to using strange little phrases of words that all started with the same letter. Referring to the media as “nattering nabobs of negativism” was the one my teacher used as an illustration, and for some reason, that phrase has always stuck in my head. When I am preparing to teach Bible lessons there are times when I am apt to attempt an alarming amount of alliteration. The purpose is that I find it to be a helpful mnemonic device which hopefully doesn’t make me seem like I’m trying to be too “clever” while I’m engaged in the serious business of Bible-teaching.

In honor of the occasion, I’m posting the links to the category, “A Little Alliteration,” for your reading pleasure, or as a cure for your insomnia – you decide:

1. Wholly Holy
2. Noisy Neighbors
3. Acts and the Apostles: Activated, Authorized, Audible, and Accountable
4. Friends or Foes?
5. Panicked Pressing

6. Naming Neighbors
7. From Power to Proclamation to Prayer
8. Pouting Pastoral Pathetic Pity Party Permanently Postponed
9. From Frequent Formal Faithful Following, Flows Full Foundational Fellowship
10. Preaching, Pressing, and Pushing On
11. Insincerity, Inaccuracy, or Incompletion?
12. Porcine Predilection Predates Powerful Prevailing Pardon, Prompting Personal Purity
13. Falling, Flooding, and Facing Facts
14. Lord, Leader, and Ladder
15. Comparisons, Calculations, and Christophany
16. Beware of Fabrics, Frolicking, and Friends
17. Rehearsing Repetitive Roman Reigns Really Recognizes Right Reckoning
18. Bold Mouths, Beautiful Fee, and Blindfolded Eyes (*)
19. Mysteriously Meaningful Marriage Part 1
20. Mysteriously Meaningful Marriage Part 2
21. Sacrificially Submitting Surrendered Sanctified Service
22. Doubtful Disputations Deter Doxological Demonstrations Displaying Desired Decorum
23. Leavnless Lump
24. Heaping Helpings of Holy Hatred? Or Refusing Revenge for the Right Reasons?
25. Saved, Sure, and Serving? Or Suspicious, Sedentary, and Slothful?
26. Preaching and Praying in Prosperity and Predicaments
27. Fresh, Frail, or Fruitful?
28. Prayer, Protection, Praise, and Posture
29. Indulgent, Incompetent, or Industrious?
30. Quick Quiz Quietens Questioning Qualms
31. Inhabiting and Investigating Your Marriage
32. Influence, Intercession, and Inheritance in Marriage
33. Delaying Dutifully During Deliverance
34. Scorn, Schemes, Scoundrels, Schizophrenics, and Scares
35. Learning, Loving, and Living the Word
36. Condemning the Princes, Prophets, and Priests
37. Clear Calls for Christians: Pure Upgrade
38. Clear Calls for Christians: Proper Unity
39. Clear Calls for Christians: Point Upward
40. Omniscience, Obstacles, Opportunities, and Overruling Oversight
41. Properly Promoting the Principle of Personal Property
42. Purity, Prayer, and Possessions 
43. Corrupt Curving off Course (Exodus 32:7-9)
44. The Meaning, Majesty, Ministry, and Maintenance of the Mediator (Hebrews 8)
45. Decrees on Discipline and Divorce (Matthew 18-19)
46. Unveiled Glory and Unguarded Giving (Exodus 34; II Corinthians 3)
47. Don’t be an Abusive, Angry, Absent, or Addicted Parent
48. The Problem with Popular Parenting (Genesis 21:1-11; Ephesians 6)
49. The Problem with Pecuniary Parenting 
50. The Problem with Petulant Parenting 
51. The Propriety of Paragonal Parenting 
52. No More Wondering, Working, and Waiting 
53. Forgiveness, Fulfillment, and Freedom (Mark 2-3)
54. Ministers Must be Managers (I Corinthians 4:1-5)
55. Ministers Must be Meek (I Corinthians 4:6-13)
56. Ministers Must be Mild (I Corinthians 4:14-21
57. Wise Watering (I Corinthians 3:5-6)
58. Winsome Weeding (Matthew 13:7-10)
59. Wary Watching (Luke 12:35-40)
60. Willful Waiting (Lamentations 3:25-26)
61. Disciples, Defilement, and Division (Mark 7)
62. Doubting Disciples Duped by Demonic Distractions (Mark 8:27-36)
63. A Pair of Paradoxes (Mark 10)
64. A Second Pair of Paradoxes (Mark 10)
65. Role Reversal Ransom (Mark 10:45)
66. Blind Beggar Boldly Beats Bandwagoners (Mark 10:46-49)
67. Adiaphora and Analyzing Ambiguous Activities (I Corinthians 10)
68. A Fawning Farewell (Exodus 12)
69. The Cause, Confusion, and Consequences: Problems with the Lord’s Supper (I Corinthians 11:17-30)
70. Designer Disaster and Divine Destruction (Jeremiah 6:1-5)
71. The Determination, Demonstration, Distribution, and Designation of the Spiritual Gifts (I Corinthians 12)
72. Obstacles, Others, and Ourselves (Luke 6:12-46)
73. A Compassionate Centurion and Contradictory Crowds (Luke 7)
74. Reunion, Restoration, Regeneration, Reconciliation, and Rejoicing (Jeremiah 31)
75. Defiled, Destitute, Discouraged, and Desperate (Luke 9)
76. Suffering, Sin, and Sobriety (I Peter 4)
77. The But Chapter: Incomprehension, Indecision, and Ignorance (Luke 9)
78. The Joy of Service, Salvation, and Sovereignty (Luke 10)
79. Power Foretold and Prophecy Fulfilled (John 1)
80. Don’t be Duped or Deceived by the Diviners and Dreamers (Jeremiah 29)
81. Prayer for Preparation, Provision, and Perfection (Luke 11:4)
82. The Command, Calling, and Consequences of Following the Christ (John 1:42-47)
83. From Feeding to Fearing to Following to Failing (John 6)
84. The Sabbath, Sickness, and Self-Serving Status (Luke 14:7-11)
85. A (Perhaps) Parabolic Prodigal’s Preferential Proximate Predicament Produces Patient Prosperous Passionate Persistent Protective Paternal Pardon (Luke 15:8-24)
86. Prayerless Practical Pouting Prefers Possessive Purpose (Luke 15:25-32)
87. Humility, Holiness, Happiness, and Hypocrisy (John 13)
88. Finality, Forgiveness, Faithfulness, and Forgetfulness (Luke 16-17)
89. A Worker, a Worshiper, a Wrongdoer, and a Witness (John 12:2-15)
90. Truth, Torture, and Trepidation (John 18:38-19:8)
91. Persistent Pleas, Powerful Prayers, a Proud Pharisee, and a Penitent Publican (Luke 18:1-14)

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