Posts by Dr. Maury Robertson

Your Life Is a City on a Mountain, Not a Hill

Your life may feel like a molehill to you but it’s a mountain to God. In our competitive world, it’s easy to feel like small potatoes, to think life doesn’t matter. But Jesus looked out at a ragtag gathering of Galilean peasants and called them “the light of the world” and a “city on a…

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The Kingdom of God Is Not “at Hand.” It’s Here!

In Matthew, John the Baptist’s message (Matthew 3:2) and Jesus’ message (Matthew 4:17) are identical. Here it is in Greek. Here is the usual translation of this message. “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” (NASB, ESV, KJV) I understood “repent” to mean that I needed to have a “conversion experience.”  I understood…

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Παῦλος δοῦλος (Paul: Slave)

I hate the idea of being bossed around by anyone or anything. I want to be FREE. So Paul’s first two words of Romans stopped me short. Paul: Slave. This hits harsher than the English translation, usually something like “Paul, a bond-servant…” “Slave” is not how I want to define myself and I’m not alone in the “land…

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