A Bigger Picture

Back in the book of Mark today. Still in chapter 1, and as I said before, Mark is hard hitting and fast moving. Where the other Gospels are giving details on the virgin birth, genealogies, or artistically pointing us to the son of God, Mark is giving us a just the facts history of what […]

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The Battle

I’m using a very long passage  from Isaiah. Not going to try to go line by line, but I will give an overview. Take the time to read what the great prophet has to say, it’s worth reading! One thing to understand in reading the bible is this – that Babylon, during the time of […]

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Spilled Blood

The story of Cain and Abel. I’ve shared on this before, but wanted to come back to it. It sets so many of the patterns of our world that we follow to this day, it’s worth looking at over and over. When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain cultivated the ground. When […]

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Accepting the Call

If you are reading this, then you have at least heard the call of Jesus Christ on your life. You may not have answered that call, but you’ve heard it. And upon hearing that call, you have been chosen. Chosen by God. Think not?? There are billions in this world who have never heard the […]

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Following Jesus

The Gospel of Mark, though second in the New Testament order of the things, was the first gospel written. It is also the shortest Gospel. I suppose if you just wanted the quickest look at what happened in the time of Jesus, then Mark would be the one to read. But you had better be […]

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Righteous Anger

Good morning!! Been reading Proverbs lately, and came across these verses. Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people, or you will learn to be like them and endanger your soul. Two simple verses from 3000 years ago that can speak directly to us in our lives today. Anger, rage, is contagious. If we […]

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Crowning of the King

  We know that Jesus died on the cross as atonement for our sins, offering us grace and forgiveness where we only deserve condemnation and damnation. But something else was happening there as well. The Son of Man came in His glory, in His beauty, and glorified God right on the very cross where He […]

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Blessings and sorrows

Staying in Luke chapter 6. This is apparently known as the sermon on the plain, right after Jesus called the twelve apostles, as recorded by Luke. The Revolution of Jesus of Nazareth, savior of the world. Then Jesus turned to his disciples and said, “God blesses you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God […]

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Ordinary Men

From Luke, Jesus calling His 12 apostles. They were quite the mismatched bunch, not a group you would call fit for a king. But the nonetheless they would follow Jesus all the way through (with the notable exception of Judas) the rest of His life, ministry, death and resurrection. And all the rest, except the […]

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