Wrong Ideas

A story of Jesus which shows a dark part of what is in our human nature, and His response to it. Then a demon-oppressed man who was blind and mute was brought to him, and he healed him, so that the man spoke and saw. And all the people were amazed, and said, “Can this […]

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The Feast Must Go On!!

“On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have […]

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The Battle is Not Yours

Got a little ambitious today. Hopefully it’s worth it. “And David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put his armor in his tent.” King David leads a storied life in scripture. He is absolutely one of the central characters of the Old Testament. We know the story of […]

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At the Table

It has been said that twenty five percent of everything that happens in the Gospels of Jesus Christ happens around a table. I’ve also heard it said that for Christians church is like a banquet around a table. We might look at our church as a temple, but that would be wrong. At least I […]

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A Hard Heart

A very short parable from Jesus about being in the light, and more to the point, about being the light of the world. Pay attention, you’ve probably read this before but missed what I think is the point. No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on […]

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Transformation

“I met Jesus 20 years ago and I haven’t changed a thing that I believe since then!” Do you know anyone like this?  Is this you?   Did you became a Christian, “get saved”, and no matter how long it’s been, six months, two years, five, seven, ten, twenty, thirty years, you’ve gone through life and not […]

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A Man and his Demon

Looking at a short parable of Jesus with big implications for all of us. The story of a man and his demon… When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, but finds none. This man had a demon, some kind of a hurt, habit, or hang up […]

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You Wouldn’t Know It…

Staying in Isaiah Chapter 1 here. The thing that stands out about this passage is that like so much Jesus’ teaching, this warning is directed at people who were already in church. They were a rebellious people, but they were also very religious people. If the Lord of hosts had not left us a few […]

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Refusing Treatment

The past couple of days I’ve started looking at Isaiah, for us probably the greatest of the Old Testament prophets. The name Isaiah means “salvation of the Lord”. Jesus Christ is mentioned over and over again in this book, not by name but as “Messiah”. Some say  Isaiah was more than a prophet, but that […]

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The Root of Evil

We like (love!) to misquote Paul in saying that money is the root of all evil. In reality, this is what Paul told his young disciple Timothy – “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and […]

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