Category Archives: Jesus

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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Matthew 11:28-30

Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV) “Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find … Continue reading

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Mathew 5:11 “Blessed are you when people revile and persecute you….”

Mathew 5:11 (NRSV) “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.” Reflection: People who would persecute and discriminate against you and use the Bible as their … Continue reading

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Romans 13:8

Romans 13:8  “Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.” Reflection: I am sure I have visited this passage before in this blog ministry but perhaps in light of the … Continue reading

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Luke 17:21 “The Kingdom of God is Within You”

Luke 17:21. In the NIV version,  the verse reads : “Once having been asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied,’ The kingdom of God does not come from your careful observation, nor will people say, … Continue reading

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John 6:37 “Whoever Comes to Me, I Will Never Drive Away.”

John 6:37 New International Version “All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” Anyone willing to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and spiritual guide and … Continue reading

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The Greatest Gift

Sure, it’s that time of year for Christians to celebrate Advent and with Christmas around the corner, we may be particularly sensitive to wanting to put Christ back in “Christmas”. I get it. But what does that really mean? What … Continue reading

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