Tag Archives: Jesus

We are the Garden of God

  A friend of mine got a letter from the national office of one the major po****l parties last week. He is not a member of that party, and is in fact very concerned about where that party is heading. … Continue reading

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Attacking the Good Work of God; Reflections on the Unforgivable Sin

    You heard about the man they found on a desert island? He was a strong practicing Christian, and when he showed them around the island and the life he made for himself in isolation, he made sure to … Continue reading

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Well, THAT Changes Everything!

JOHN 20:1-18 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter … Continue reading

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To Be Rather Than to Seem

MATTHEW 21:23-32 23When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24Jesus said … Continue reading

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Could We Be One (So the world would know…)

    SECOND READING 1 PETER 4:12-14, 5:6-11 4:12Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice insofar as you are sharing … Continue reading

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Walking the Spiritual Labyrinth

EXODUS 24:12-18 12The LORD said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain, and wait there; and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.” 13So Moses … Continue reading

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Jesus Is Not Jeeves; Time To Do Away With Divine Personal Savior and Personal Valets

Reach out and touch faith Your own Personal Jesus Someone to hear your prayers Someone who cares Your own Personal Jesus Someone to hear your prayers Someone who’s there  –Depeche Mode, Personal Jesus I grew up in a tradition where people were encouraged to accept Jesus … Continue reading

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