Author Archives: Jeff Block

About Jeff Block

Lover and follower of Jesus, the long awaited King. Husband and father. Writer and seminary student. On a long, difficult, joyful adventure, learning to swim with the current of God's sovereign love and walk with Him in the garden in the cool of the day.

Dogmatic Rank and the Quest for Christian Maturity

All theology is important, but not all theology is of the same importance. Words to live by! I’m not sure who originally said them in that exact form. But when I search on the phrase, two of the first three … Continue reading

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Seeing Jesus Changes Everything: Word Pictures in Revelation’s Prologue

THEOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS ON IMAGES OF JESUS IN REVELATION 1:1-20 Submitted to Dr. Dana Harris in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the course NT 6253 Interpreting Johannine Literature at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Introduction The last book of the Bible is “the … Continue reading

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The Prophet Jonah and the Surprising Grace of God

I lead one of the medium-sized Community Groups at my church (Life Bridge Community Church). We are currently in a series working through the Old Testament book of Jonah, and I have been asked to make some of the materials … Continue reading

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Paul, the Institution of Slavery, and the Cross-shaped Life

THEOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS ON SLAVERY IN THE PAULINE CORPUS Submitted to Dr. Joshua Jipp in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the course NT 6252 Interpreting Paul and General Epistles at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Preface Whether as a paper or a blog post, … Continue reading

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The Kingdom that Demands a Response

A sermon manuscript for Matthew 22:1-14, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes | parables study tool handout) Introduction Well, here we are – the final message in our Kingdom Parables series. Today, we’ll be studying the parable of … Continue reading

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A Love Song Teleology

What kind of music do you listen to? I’m an Apple Music guy, so I have access to a lot of tunes. But only 4 or 5 of my playlists get a real workout. Typically I’m listening to Christian music, … Continue reading

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The Upside-Down Kingdom

A sermon manuscript for Matthew 20:1-16, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes | parables study tool handout) Introduction As you know, we have been working through Jesus’ nine parables about the Kingdom of God. We were blessed to … Continue reading

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