Monthly Archives: August 2017

Thoughts on Mathew 16:21-28

Mathew 16:21-28 (NRSV) “From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the … Continue reading

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2 Corinthians 4:8-9

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 Reflections: We know these truths to be self-evident, that under God, we are … Continue reading

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Romans 11:29 “The Gifts and Calling are Irrevocable”

Romans 11:29 (NKJV) “For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.” Reflection: A simple phrase but none could be more profound really when you consider any relationship with God. Whether you seek Him or rebel against Him, know … Continue reading

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Hebrews 8:13 A New Covenant Makes the Old Obsolete

Many so-called Christians who would cite the Law of Moses ( found in Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy) as guidance and permission to discriminate, persecute, and punish the LGBT community fail to realize the impact and difference Jesus has on the … Continue reading

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Ezekiel 17:24

Ezekiel 17:24 NRSV “All the trees in the field shall know that I am the Lord. I bring low the high tree, I make high the low tree; I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. … Continue reading

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Psalm 3 – Trust in God Under Adversity

Psalm 3 – NRSV “O Lord, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; many are saying to me, ‘There is no help for you in God.” But you, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on False Christians

When I hear politicians and especially the U.S. President claim Christian identity, I become all the more observant and critical of them. I hold them to a standard that is pretty high– because I would expect anyone who is Christian … Continue reading

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