But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Full of Eyes - Apologetic Report
Wednesday, 04 July 2018 04:17

The Veil

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2 Corinthians 3:16-17, “But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” The Lord is the Spirit” means—I think—that, post-ascension, the Lord (typically Christ in Paul’s...

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Thursday, 28 June 2018 23:22

At The Table

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  Unlike most of the pictures I create for Full of Eyes, this one is topical rather than exegetical. I was asked to create an image that would weave together the themes of Mephibosheth invited to the king’s table (2 Samuel 9), the Christian as the “crippled soul” invited to...

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Friday, 15 June 2018 01:07

The Resurrection

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1 Corinthians 15:21, “For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.”   The Resurrection When Paul speaks of the resurrection, he has more in mind than just the resurrection of believer’s bodies (as he makes clear in verses 35-42, and even...

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Friday, 08 June 2018 01:26

Light in the Cave

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  Proverbs 9:10, “The fear of YHWH is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.”   An Ancient Analogy Many of you probably recognize this, but today’s picture is built on Plato’s famous “analogy of the cave”.  Briefly,...

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Friday, 18 May 2018 01:28

What is Desolation?

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  Matthew 23:38-39, “Behold, your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.’”   The Desolation of Israel What catches my attention here is the “for I say to...

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 23:29

Knowing God

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  1 Corinthians 1:21, “For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.”   This is a paradigmatic verse. Notice that the world did not know God through wisdom, therefore it...

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Friday, 13 April 2018 00:00

Two Adams

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Romans 5:18-19, “Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many were made righteous.”...

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Thursday, 05 April 2018 23:49

In All These Things…

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    Romans 8:36-37, “As it is written, ‘For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.’ But in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”   A Note On Translation First, notice that I...

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 23:53

My Sin Upon His Shoulders

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  Leviticus 16:21, “And Aaron shall lay both of his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the people of Israel, and all their transgressions, all their sins. And he shall put them on the head of the goat…” (See also, Is.53:4-6).  ...

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Friday, 16 March 2018 00:26

He Shall Bear His Sin…

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  Leviticus 24:15-16, “Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin. Whoever blasphemes the name of YHWH shall surely be put to death.”   Conforming Theological Imagination To Divine Revelation This is the sort of text that forces me to wrestle a bit with my own...

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 22:52

Like a Lion

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  Hosea 11:10-11, “They shall go after YHWH; He will roar like a lion; when He roars, His children shall come trembling from the west…and I will return them to their homes, declares YHWH.” Matthew 27:50, “And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up His...

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 22:53

The Closed Heart

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    1 John 3:17, “…if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?” This verse follows directly on the heels of John’s first real definition of love in this epistle,...

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Friday, 23 February 2018 00:37

Unless I Wash You…

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  John 13:8, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.”   What does Jesus mean by this? What is it about receiving His service of foot washing that proves one either to be “in” or “out” of Christ? The Lord’s words here point us to a deeper...

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 23:10

Water Turned To Wine

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John 16:20, “You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.”   The Context Of Jesus’s Words First, it’s important to determine how broad of an application these words have. Now, it is true that in this verse Jesus is talking most specifically about His...

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Thursday, 04 January 2018 22:52

The Everlasting Kingdom

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  Daniel 2:44, “The God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, nor shall the kingdom be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand forever…” I hadn’t considered before the...

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Sunday, 31 December 2017 23:30

In Spirit and In Truth

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  John 4:24, “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.” (See also John 3:6; 14:6,9; 16:14-15). In Spirit, I believe, means that one must be “born of the Spirit,” or to use a systematic theological category: “regenerated.”...

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Thursday, 28 December 2017 23:21

Why The World Hates Jesus

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  “but [the world] hates me because I testify concerning it that its works are evil.” – John 7:7 Very clear, very straightforward, very telling. The world hates the true Christ (and God in Him) why? Jesus says it comes down to the fact that He testifies to the world that...

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Sunday, 10 September 2017 12:32

For All Time

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“[Christ] offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins…” – Hebrews 10:12 A few months ago, I shared a message at my local church on the topic of “seeing Jesus in the Old Testament.” The strategy I used in an attempt to help people “see...

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Sunday, 03 September 2017 13:57

How Majestic is Your Name

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Psalm 8:3-4, “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” God has made the universe essentially infinite in order to mercifully dwarf...

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Friday, 04 August 2017 00:53

God Meant it For Good

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  “As For you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good…” – Genesis 50:20 The most implication-laden element of this sentence is that word, “meant.” It’s used twice in verse 20. God Meant… First we see Joseph say that his...

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 06:10

Fellowship in Suffering

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“…that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings…” – Philippians 3:10 A few months ago a statement made by my pastor struck me and helped to spur on the musings below. He said something along the lines of,...

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