Author Archives: R.P. Nettelhorst

About R.P. Nettelhorst

I'm married with three daughters. I live in southern California and I'm a deacon at Quartz Hill Community Church. I spent a couple of summers while I was in college working on a kibbutz in Israel. In 2004, I was a volunteer with the Ansari X-Prize at the winning launches of SpaceShipOne. Member of Society of Biblical Literature, American Academy of Religion, and The Authors Guild

Truth

Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “or did others talk to you about me?” “Am I a Jew?” Pilate replied. … Continue reading

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Out in the Open

Simon Peter and another disciple followed Jesus. That other disciple was known to the Chief Priest, and so he went in with Jesus to the Chief Priest’s courtyard. Peter had to stay outside. Then the other disciple went out, spoke … Continue reading

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Life

Jesus said, “Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it” (Luke 17:33). It is a paradox, that we lose our lives in trying to save them, but gain them in giving … Continue reading

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Methane on Mars

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In a Little While

“In a little while you won’t see me anymore. But a little while after that, you will see me again.” Some of the disciples asked each other, “What does he mean when he says, ‘In a little while you won’t … Continue reading

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Mistaken About Many Things

The Spirit will come and show the people of this world the truth about sin and God’s justice and the judgment. The Spirit will show them that they are wrong about sin, because they didn’t have faith in me. They … Continue reading

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The Messiah

When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?” But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, “Does this offend you? Then what if you were … Continue reading

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Metaphors

They started arguing with each other and asked, “How can he give us his flesh to eat?” Jesus answered: “I tell you for certain that you won’t live unless you eat the flesh and drink the blood of the Son … Continue reading

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Every Family in Heaven

Ephesians 3:14-15 is an odd passage: For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. The obvious question raised by the passage is who are the families in heaven. … Continue reading

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Why Do the Laws Exist?

The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were fasting. Then they came and said to Him, “Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?” And Jesus said to them, “Can … Continue reading

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