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Sunday morning Bible study.

This mornings men's bible study, a continuation from last week, covered John 13:18-30. An odd place to end but it is what it is, and I am not the leader. Sometimes it is good that we do not carry on with longer passages. This was one of the better meetings we had.  One brother is fairly new and I was pleased to hear him asking the same kind of questions I would have asked. (I have to remind myself to let others talk.)
John 13:18 NIV "I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfill this passage of Scripture: 'He who shared my bread has turned against me.'
Judas – The debate rages on.  Let me explain, and this is my thinking.  Judas died prior to the age of grace, that means he was under the law. Now I am not a Jewish scholar so I cannot say whether died as a lost soul or not. But I see where there could be an out for him.
In death Jesus went and preached to the captives  (Psalms 68:18 AMP “You have ascended on high.…

Several weeks ago.

Several weeks ago, at the end of the concerts in the park season, I came across a table, at the back of the crowd, loaded with Christian books, and they were giving them away. Yes, curiosity got me and I stopped because no one gives stuff that nice without a hook. I wanted to find out who these people were. The man who approached me introduced himself as the Pastor of a home church. (I found out later that this group has met for several years) and he told me his name. That name was familiar to me but I could not place it. The Pastor invited me to their Friday morning bible study at a local restaurant. Several weeks have gone by and I finally made it. I walked in at 0615 and found a man sitting in a back room, by himself, with a bible in front of him, and so I walked in. He was involved in a phone call, but looked up to acknowledge me, and immediately I am aware that I know this man too well. Just to give him his privacy I stepped out but I wanted to run. Odd that I fel…