Our Will Be Done…

The Sermon on the Mount, and not all who read this will be happy with it. We live and grow up in a Christianity that tells us to say a sinners prayer, usually based on Romans 10:9 (“But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that […]

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Love and Truth

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that […]

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Frogs and False Prophets

Jesus continuing his sermon on the mount, giving us the hard truth that not all who claim his name will be what they seem. Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. This was a hard teaching of Jesus that remains difficult. Beware of false prophets. Remember […]

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Show Us The Father

The day after the 4th of July.  It’s Wednesday, “hump day!”  What greater day could there ever be?? It is a day which has been filled with the presence of Jesus Christ, as is every other day. Because, after all, he “…fills all things everywhere with himself.” ‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:23‬ ‭NLT‬‬. The world is burning with […]

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How to Move Mountains

Looking at an example of Jesus Christ, Son of God, living out his teachings in the Sermon on the Mount at a moment in time when it would have been very useful to him to NOT follow his own ways. But of course, that would have been very un-Christ like of our Christ, wouldn’t it? […]

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Do Unto Others

Having looked at the power of the request, both of man and of God, and especially of requesting from God and man at the same time, we come now to what we call the Golden Rule. So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law […]

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Appearances

Yesterday we began looking at Jesus discussion on anxiety and worry, and specifically our food, sustenance and just whom we are depending on for that daily bread. But while many of us do treasure our food place a high value on it, many others would rather starve than look bad. But the apostle John told […]

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Daily Bread

Last time we were in the sermon on the mount, we looked at Jesus’ during discussion on laying up those treasures in heaven, instead of here on earth where moths and rust will eventually destroy everything we ever work for. We saw how our eyesight was connected to our “heartsight”. And of course we get […]

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Legacy

Looking again at what Jesus has to say about our treasures. Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.  […]

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Back to the Garden

I’m a couple of days late with this…but you know what they say, it’s better late than never… Returning to the garden after Good Friday, both we and Mary Magdalene. Mary is up before the first light. It is still dark outside, but the sabbath day of rest has come to an end. So Mary, […]

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