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Light Affliction by Jason G Lutz

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (II Corinthians 4:18 NKJV) I think it wise for a Christian to abstain…

Get behind Me, Satan! by Jason G. Lutz

“And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ” (‭‭Luke‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) If asked and I have not been, I would answer the question: what could churches be teaching in a more profound manner?: the reality of evil. I think it is important to understand that evil is real and…

No King in Israel by Jason G. Lutz

In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes. (Judges 21:25) During the time of the Judges Israel was something like a confederation of tribes and cities. While a study of the word suggests the people maintained a ethnic/religious identity, they had yet to be fused into what we understand as the nation of Israel. The people…

Many will be offended by Jason G. Lutz

And then many will be offended… (Matthew 24:10) I hold professionalism as the highest ideal.  Professionalism is simply having a clear objective and moving toward it in spite of inward and outward pressures away from said objective.  I believe in professionalism we emulate our Lord and Savior.  In His early ministry Christ held a specific all encompassing mission: the…

In My Fathers House by Jason G. Lutz

“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2) Salvation is the most important Thing.  My apologies to those of you in the Open Door class as we have been hammering this point home for a couple of months.  Yet, I truly believe this central Truth of the gospel of Jesus…

My Commandment by Jason G. Lutz

My commandment is this: love one another as I have loved you. (John 15:12) Easter has come and gone and now we stand in the Holy Light of His resurrection. I pray that each of us will be challenged by the Spirit as we move into Spring and Summer. We are wise to understand that Love, specifically the Love of God, is a consuming Thing; and this consumption desires and works…

An Everlasting Statute by Jason G. Lutz

“This shall be an everlasting statute for you, to make atonement for the children of Israel, for all their sins, once a year.” And he did as the LORD commanded Moses.”Leviticus 16:34 NKJV Holy Week feels like exactly the right time to discuss the book of Leviticus, as Leviticus truly is a beautiful book.  In my opinion, it reveals so much of God’s character and reveals…

For the Sake of Christ by Jason G. Lutz

But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ (Philippians 3:7) We owe a certain debt of gratitude to the Pharisees. They carried the traditions of the Hebrews, they preserved the Scripture, they transmitted the belief in the afterlife (not every Jew of that time believed in entirety with God). Beyond this, their…