Month: August 2017

Just Think About It

It is hard to sleep the night before you expect a big fight or you start a new job or you go on a 3 month vacation or you meet the Prime Minister of Namibia. Your brain won’t stop thinking. Even during the day, your lizard brain will flood you with things that you should […]

Low Visibility Warning

Part of the daily weather report is the meteorologists’ estimation of atmospheric visibility hindrances. They offer their perspective in miles. Jesus told Nicodemus that a person has to be born a second time before they can see the Kingdom of God (John 3:3). He merely described it as a prerequisite – He didn’t offer it […]

Loyal

John (Jonah / Yochanan) had a son named Simon (Shim’on). Jesus gave him a nickname: Rock (Cephas / Peter). Simon’s actions as a follower of Jesus included declarations of his desire to worship Jesus (and Moses, and Elijah: Matthew 17), the fact that Jesus’ Father is Yahweh (Matthew 16) and that he would die before […]

New Believers’ Diet

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Knock-off Comfort

If you shop at flea markets, you have seen merchandise that is considered “knock-off” whether you knew it or not. Some of the items that have brand names or team logos are not manufactured by companies who have paid the royalties for the names or logos. Much of this merchandise is also made cheaply, unlike […]

Spiritual Comfort

Your righteousness reaches heaven, God, You who have done great things; God, who is like You? You caused me to experience many troubles and misfortunes, but You will revive me again. You will bring me up again, even from the depths of the earth. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again. Therefore, […]

Holding Christ’s Words

John 8:51 – I assure you: If anyone keeps My word, he will never see death—ever! (Holman Christian Standard Bible® © 1999) The word Jesus used that is translated “keeps” in this exclamation is a verb: an action word. The noun form of it: thing, place word, is sometimes translated “prison.” How tight is our […]

The Fake Kingdoms

Karl Marx was the grandson of a Jewish rabbi. Before Karl was born, his father converted to Lutheranism to escape persecution as a Jew. Karl was baptized into the Lutheran church in 1824. He was influenced by many liberal thinkers in his education, but somewhere in his educational experiences he was exposed to the idea […]

Gnosticism and the Ways of Jesus

Gnosis is a foreign word that means “knowledge.” The “Gn” part of the word is pronounced like “gnat.” Gnosticism is a loosely connected set of ideas held by groups of people who believe that there is “hidden knowledge” that is only accessible to the “enlightened” or “invited.” Kabballah, Freemasonry, Shriners, Buddhists, Hindus, alchemy, and a hundred […]

Golden Toothpicks

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. Now the one who plants and the one who waters are equal, and each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For […]

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