The Ten Commandments: No Other One

Exodus 20:1-7  Why waste time attaching to or caring about anything other than the God Creator who made you and all things?  Why choose something else to demand your attention and time?  We cannot limit Who God Is.  When we choose to lessen Who He Is because it is easier to change God into our […]

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*We are getting the wrong message about the Ten Commandments! Here’s what God wanted and wants to tell us: “I want to help you live. I want you to enjoy life. Because I love you.”  They are meant to not be spoilers but God’s wisdom for how life can be lived in love and peace. […]

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Luke 17: 20- Luke 18:8 Have you ever wondered why Jesus told this story about a nagging woman and a uncaring, crooked judge? He won’t listen, especially because she is a widow with no money. But he does. Why? She never gave up asking for justice. She was persistent. Jesus told his disciples this parable […]

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Mark 12:38-44  What does Jesus want us to know about his comments about the poor widow’s offering? She was a small, unknown, un-noticed, powerless woman with her two coins–about 3 cents in today’s world. Ignored by the wealthy, and the self-important of her day, she is cherished in Jesus’ eyes. She is a hero of […]

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Apostles Creed: Amen and Amen

God can go beyond what we do or even beyond what we think. Amen: a word found in every language. It is the last word in the Bible. It means ‘So Be It’ and ‘It Is So’. It leaves us with a sense of trust and assurance that our God has heard us and will […]

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Genesis 38 – Tamar, twice-widowed. Why do we care about this Canaanite woman? Where are the heroes? In this story there is no hero. Tamar acted nobly to continue the name of the family. God still used these people. God still had His plan in this story. Tamar is named in Christ’s genealogy. Care for […]

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II Corinthians 5:17-21  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:  that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the […]

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