Take up your bed…

 Using the old King James Version today, which I never do, but this has a verse left out of newer translations that, without it, this really doesn’t make sense.  It really doesn’t make with it either, until we come to understand the the subject of the story is not really the subject.   After this […]

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How did I get here???

Originally posted on Not For Punks:
I love this story!! Elijah had been used by God to demonstrate Gods power to his people beyond all doubt. Slaying pagan priests, outrunning chariots, and even bringing rain from the lord to end a long drought he himself had predicted, he was the top prophet of the day.…

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The Vexation of a Fool

Originally posted on Not For Punks:
When I don’t know where else to open to, it must be a good day to visit proverbs.  I don’t spend enough time in the proverbs or psalms.  A knucklehead like me can use a little extra wisdom.  This section seems to have a lot to say about what…

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When tomorrow never comes…

   I’ve just been thinking on this story of the prodigal son, meditating if you will.  I looked at the end of the story most recently, and found what I believe to be the ultimate point of the parable.  The point that the angry brother is so caught up in his own anger and unforgiveness […]

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Whom shall I fear??

Probably going to be spending time in the psalms over the next few weeks, maybe because I need to spend more time with the Lord in prayer.  That’s what psalm 27 is – prayer.  The first half especially is a prayer for divine help and guidance.  Most likely King David was headed into battle or […]

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Don’t miss the party!!

The last part of the story of the prodigal son, perhaps Jesus’ most famous and beloved parable of all.   The story of the selfish, impatient, ungrateful son who takes half his fathers fortune and blows it on whiskey, parties and hookers.  Who ends up a Jew on skid row, wallowing in the pig-sty, not […]

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Bruised reeds

 This scene immediately follows Jesus drawing the wrath of the Pharisees for healing a man in the Sabbath (there’s rules against that, you know!).   They didn’t like Jesus blatantly claiming His power over the Sabbath, and they really didn’t like His declaration “…”Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a […]

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What is Truth?

Originally posted on Not For Punks:
The story of Cain and Abel.  The continuation of the story of the fall of man, from the paradise of Eden, all the way until our day.  We see here the first offerings to the Lord.  Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the…

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What God has to Say!!

Originally posted on Not For Punks:
? This is a huge moment for us as Christians.  Until now, I missed the meaning of this “transfiguration.”  “And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and…

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