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The Great Commission Explained in 165 Words

Matt. 28:16-20  The Greek word for disciples means “students.” The Greek word for baptize means “immerse or overwhelm.” In biblical times, a person’s name was a reference to his/her nature or character. David means “the beloved.” Abraham means “the father … Continue reading

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Jesus in the Presidential Debates

Luke 4:14-21      Has anyone been following the presidential debates? I haven’t either. But can you imagine what we’d see and hear on the nightly news if Jesus was one of the candidates and he came out with a statement … Continue reading

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Half Full of Water or Wine?

John 2:1-11         John wrote that Jesus changed water to wine. It’s a great miracle story that in the past I explained revealed Jesus’ power over the natural world. But Martin Luther helped me start to interpret this in a … Continue reading

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The Stars Don’t Lie – 3 Gifts of the Magi

Matt. 2:1-12      I used to think the gold, frankincense, and myrrh brought by the Magi to Jesus were gifts meant to be symbolic that he was a king. Religionists tend to assign meanings that support their theories and reinforce … Continue reading

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The Logos Became Flesh

John 1:14    Many words in the Bible have taken on individual (theological) meanings and thus, have lost the depth and multiplicity of meanings they were meant to convey. I think that’s why Martin Luther called the Scriptures a “dead … Continue reading

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Jesus – A Witness to Truth

John 18:33-37      Truth or Consequences was a television show originally hosted on radio by Ralph Edwards from 1940–1957) and later on television from 1950-1988 with other hosts. On the show, contestants received about two seconds to answer a trivia … Continue reading

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Saints, Come Forth

John 11:32-44      If you were Lazarus, wouldn’t you be upset if Jesus called you back from the dead? Think about it. You’re in heaven for four days. You’re getting accustomed to the peace and joy and harmony, the heavenly … Continue reading

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Grace Opened the Eyes of Blind Bartimaeus

Mark 10:46-52      Grace is usually the final answer to opening the eyes of the blind. I attended a leadership conference where the speaker (Gordon Lathrop) shared some information about the story of the healing of blind Bartimaeus.  He spoke … Continue reading

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Unity and the Exceptional Life

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     I’m working on a couple of writing projects right now. One is on eternal life and another is on retranslating the Gospels, inserting all the different biblical terms I’m redefining. What I’ve found is that so much of our … Continue reading

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Salt Seasons Salt

Mark 9:38-50      Can you season salt that has lost its saltiness? Physically, I don’t know if NaCl can lose its ability to enhance the flavors or to preserve foods from deterioration. Maybe if something breaks the sodium atom away … Continue reading

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