Revelation and Mystery

“This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.” Ephesians‬ ‭5:32‬ ‭ESV‬‬.  Mystery.  In the modern world, referring to the last 400 years (and some of you are wondering what’s so modern about that?), in modernity, after the scientific revolution, mystery was something to be done away with.  Mystery […]

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Jesus and Karma

We’ll get straight into the scripture for the next miracle of Jesus. “As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that […]

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I Shall Not Want

So Jesus is giving is a sign as to just how mistaken we are when we go through life believing there is just not enough for us and for them, for me and for you, for mine and for yours… We are back in Galilee.  The multitudes are coming to Jesus, and it is a […]

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What’s That For Us?

Back in John’s telling of the first recorded miracle of Jesus, turning water into wine… So yes, On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee.   The third day as in Tuesday, as in Sunday, Monday, Tuesday…also as in the doubly blessed third day from Genesis, a doubly blessed day that must be the day […]

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Peter’s Accusation

So what did that discussion about the satan being the Accuser have to do with Jesus rebuking Peter with Get behind me, Satan!?? “And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after […]

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All-Inclusive

Did some reading aver my vacation, including Philip Yancey’s book What’s so Amazing About Grace?    In a world full of ungrace, grace is the one thing Christians have to offer that is found nowhere else.   As George MacDonald once said, “You need not be a Christian to build houses, feed the hungry, or heal the sick. […]

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Sometimes We Cry

My first message in about a week and a half, went on family vacation, and I unplugged and recharged.  Actually started this last Friday, I’m finally ready to share it with you… “Woe is me because of my hurt! My wound is grievous. But I said, “Truly this is an affliction, and I must bear […]

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Getting Lucky

“…. Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”” Mark 1:14-15 NIV. Rethink your life and believe something good is coming for you.  Believe that.   I know, some are more stubborn, some just have […]

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Something Good is Coming

There’s something good coming.  We all go through hard times.  We all have struggles.  But we don’t give up hope.  Even in the midst of our trouble and hard times, we hang onto our hope.  We hope that something good is coming, for you and for me. There has to be something good coming. Because […]

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Jesus is Sleeping

The lectionary gospel reading from a couple of weeks ago was Mark 4:35-41, or as the ESV so simply captions it, “Jesus Calms A Storm”.    It’s the culmination of a day on which Jesus has given many parables and much teaching, and occurs as Jesus and his disciples are on the way to the […]

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