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Martin Luther King, Disciple

Jesus On Love:And one of them, a teacher of the Law, tried to trap him with a question. “Rabboni,” he asked, “which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, … Continue reading

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It Was A Day Like Any Other

My mercy and justice are coming soon; your salvation is on the way. I will rule the nations; they shall wait for me and long for me to come. Look high in the skies and watch the earth beneath, for … Continue reading

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On Obedience

We are fixated on victory, on winning against this or that sin, etc. God is fixated on obedience.

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It’s Friday

Shabbat Shalom. In the Judeo-Christian belief, the fourth commandment (in the original telling at Exodus 20:8) reads: Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy. (NRSV) Or in the retelling at Deutronomy 5:12-14: Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it … Continue reading

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A Word From Paul On Scripture

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is … Continue reading

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Lady Wisdom

Much is said in God’s Word about wisdom.   It is clear that is an important virtue, but that wisdom should not be confused with knowledge or ‘book learning’. The Bible often uses the tool of personification to explicate truth. Personification … Continue reading

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Humility or Humiliation?

The book of Proverbs is a compendium of wisdom. Of things that conform to the created order, and of things that do not. Put simply, the way things work, and the way they do not. So what does Proverbs say … Continue reading

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Truth Revealed

Jesus doesn’t condemn us. He doesn’t use our situations against us. He simply brings truth to light and asks us to align with it.

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Selah And Amen

And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20b (NKJV)

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Electoral Politics and Christianity

In a free society, including the Constitutional Republic that is the USA, one must accept the judgement of the majority of their fellow citizens. That fact is not changed by saying that the majority was only 50% +1. But electoral … Continue reading

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