One nation under God

Moses speaking to his people about the good land God was bringing them into.  The first half of the chapter he reminds them of all God had done for them since leaving Egypt, how they had to rely on God himself for their very food, water, and protection coming through hardships and dangerous terrain.  But […]

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There’s only us!!

Reading the Gospel of John this morning, I can’t help but notice that this particular Gospel is just so full of….Jesus.  The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke contain plenty of the words of Christ also, but they have more history along with Jesus’ own words.  John tells the story in his own way, and […]

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Let the world be the world…

  As followers of Christ, indeed as his body, we should be doing things differently from those around us.  Instead of following the patterns laid out by the world around us, we should be laying down our own patterns and methods to be followed.  There was a time, when the church was very young, when […]

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Love Nature, Love God!

One of the overarching themes of the bible, seen again and again throughout the New and Old Testaments, is idolatry.  What do we put first in our lives?  What are we worshipping?  Do we worship the God who created it all, or do we instead worship some small part of His good creation?    Therefore […]

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They saw Him!!

 Paul reminding the church in Corinth of the whole key to their faith – the resurrection of Christ.   Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached […]

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The eye of the needle…

  The tale of Jesus meeting Zacchaeus (a wee little man!!).   As always, Jesus was speaking to Zacchaeus directly, to all within earshot, and to us for eternity.  This takes place on Jesus’ last journey back into Jerusalem, it is recorded in Luke within the same chapter as his triumphant entrance into Jerusalem.   […]

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Pay Close Attention!!

  The writer of Hebrews, whoever it was, certainly had much to say.  In chapter 1, he had established through the Old Testament exactly who Jesus was (the Son of God) and that He was worthy of worship.  In chapter 2, the writer gets right into the point that since Jesus is the Son of […]

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Feed my sheep!

Whenever I see something in the Old Testament that points directly to the New Testament, I stop and read again.  This is one of those passages, and it is predicting the coming of the Good Shepherd.  The Good Shepherd whom we know was Jesus Of Nazareth hundreds of years after this was written.    The […]

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  I was watching the movie “Risen” last night, and there was a scene toward the end of the movie of the resurrected Jesus healing a man of leprosy.  Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words, because this scene opened my eyes to the significance of the healing of lepers in the bible […]

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Best news I’ve heard!

This is some good news here!!  Jesus Christ talking about the power and position He has in relation to the Father.   So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, […]

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