A Collection of Topical Articles

I love to write through chapters of the Bible or spend time on thinking and writing through Biblical topics. Here is that collection, arranged easily to be able to find what you are looking for. Here is the list of things I have written on.

 

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Jesus Defeated Death & Made a Public Spectacle of it!

Written by Juli Camarin on . Posted in Colossians 2

Jesus Defeated Death & Made a Public Spectacle of it! (Colossians 2:15)
“And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross” (Colossians 2:15)

There is an account in the book of Judges where the tribe of Judah was sent to fight against the Canaanites (Judges 1). As they set out, God delivered the Canaanites and Perizzites into the Israelites hands. When they captured the Canaanite king solidifying their victory, they cut off his big toes and thumbs then paraded him as a conquered foe.

While this practice seems foreign, it was very effective. First because the king had no big toe, he would never be able to stand and fight again. Secondly, because he had no thumbs, he would never be able to hold a sword in battle again. Lastly, because he was on display as a defeated king striped of power and dignity, if he ever tried to assemble an army he would be discounted immediately. He has been overthrown, defeated, publically shamed, humiliated, conquered and crushed.

Not only would he never be able to raise an army again, everyone who saw him would know what had happened. In the same way...

Jesus Overthrew, Defeated, Publically Shamed, Humiliated, Conquered & Crushed Death!

Sin’s Claim Was Nailed to the Cross

Written by Juli Camarin on . Posted in Colossians 2

Sin’s Claim Was Nailed to the Cross (Colossians 2:13-14)
“When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross” (Colossians 2:13-14)

In the garden, God told Adam he was free to eat of every tree except from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because death came with that tree (Genesis 2:17). The literal translation means, ‘in dying you shall die’. This of course means many things, but one thing we as humans experienced was a continual deterioration into the grasp of sin. It utterly and completely defeated us, killing us in the process.

That’s the bad news; the good news is that God made us alive with Christ! God started speaking redemption over humanity the moment Adam sinned. When we were dead in sin, God made us alive in Christ! He did this in two ways; first by forgiving our sins and then by blotting out the written code that accused us.

Jesus Obliterated Sin’s Indictment Against You!

2 Things Satan Does Not Want You To Know

Written by Juli Camarin on . Posted in Colossians 2

2 Things Satan Does Not Want You To Know (Colossians 2:11-12)
“In him you were also circumcised, in putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead” (Colossians 2:11-12)

My sister worked in a bank for many years. During that time she came in contact with a lot of counterfeit money. Interestingly, the training surrounding being able to identify a counterfeit bill was not studying it, instead it was knowing the elements that made up the real thing. She knew what the paper looked and felt like, how the ink and imprint should look, she recognized the interwoven strip inside the bill. And when all else failed, she had a pen that would turn black on everything except real money. Passing a counterfeit bill on to her would never work, she was an expert on the real thing.

As believers this should be our approach. Paul said, all the treasure of wisdom and knowledge are in Christ (vs. 3). Then warns twice not to be deceived by fine sounding arguments (vs. 4, 8). Then he gives two powerful illustrations to help us identify the real thing when the enemy tries to pass off a counterfeit.

#1 - Sin Nature is Gone

Summary of the Book of I Peter

Written by Juli Camarin on . Posted in I Peter

Summary of the Book of I Peter

Author: Peter
Date Written: 64-65 AD
Major Theme: Living victoriously in the midst of suffering and persecution

The book of 1 Peter was written by the apostle Peter to the church made up of both Jews and Gentiles who were undergoing intense persecution. This letter was written around the time that Nero had burned the city of Rome. Because of the widespread devastation and growing hostility from the homeless masses, Nero redirected the bitter resentment to Christians, blaming them for burning the city. Peter most likely wrote from Rome to “God’s elect, strangers in the world, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia (vs. 1:1).

The main theme of the book of I Peter is living victoriously in the midst of suffering and persecution. Peter writes to give hope in the midst of it; to remind of our great salvation in Christ Jesus. To give advice on how to live a godly life before unbelievers, then ends with a reminder that the Lord will return and restore all things.

I Peter 1 - Living Hope & Sure Salvation

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