Signs of the Times

  One of Jesus’ many encounters with the Pharisees, this one had the Sadducees as well, because the competing sects of Judaism were unified in trying to trap Jesus.  Here they are asking Jesus for a sign from heaven.  “He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the […]

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Spiritual Warfare is Real

  Wow!!  Understand that spiritual warfare is real.  Satan, the great deceiver, is among us.  How do we fight him??  If we are not in Gods word, we have no chance.  If we don’t surround ourselves with fellow believers in Christ, fellow warriors, we have no chance.  If we do not arm ourselves with the […]

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Nothing You Can Do About It!!

Think about this.  The apostle John referred to himself as “the one whom Jesus loved” multiple times…in HIS OWN gospel!!   Not once, not twice, but at least 5 different times!!  “One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining at table at Jesus’ side, so Simon Peter motioned to him to ask Jesus of […]

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Evil with Good

                                           Here we have some strong examples in the Old Testament of principles Jesus teaches all Christians in the New Testament.  King Saul, in a fit of jealousy and rage, is in hot pursuit of […]

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Living in the Light

When I first started reading the bible, my pastor told me to start with 1 John, because it lays out the foundation for Christianity in such a strong, yet beautiful way.  We are to live in the light, and let our sins be known in the light so that we too might receive the cleansing […]

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Bitterness, wrath, and anger

    “Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.”  Anger itself is not a sin.  But how we deal with our anger very often results in sin.  The Jewish day at this time began at sunset, so we could translate […]

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Broken Spirit

David’s prayer after committing adultery with Bathsheeba.  We are all born sinners.  Thank God he is a God of compassion and mercy.  When we confess our sins before God, then we can begin to ask for his forgiveness, the wiping away of those sins.  If we are not willing to be honest enough to confess, […]

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Leave Your Gifts

Back to the Sermon on the Mount.  This is hitting on a character defect that has been popping up in me lately – anger.  “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’”  Jesus refers to the old law of Moses […]

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