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Blog posts February 2014

Have Peace with One Another

Jesus was talking to his disciples in a house in Capernaum and he said to them, "For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you belong to Christ, assuredly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.  And whoever causes one of these little ones to stumble, it would be …

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Whoever is Not Against Us is For Us!

John had just finished eating a piece of roast tilapia and said to Jesus, "Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us."  Jesus replied, "Do not prevent him.  He closed his eyes bathing them in the sun's rays until a vision appea…

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The "Son of God" is coming!

 

 Diogo Morgado is portraying Jesus in "Son of God" coming soon. Google the Mark Burnett and Roma Downey movie.  In the film Jesus says, "Put God first and everything will follow!" 

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Some Will Not Taste Death

Day by day Jesus' entourage continued along their path  making the time pass by talking behind their Master's back.  Of course, Jesus heard every word and smiled to himself and thought- They just didn't get it but they will soon enough.  It was time to preach that day and He gathered the  villagers …

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Who Do You Say That I AM?

The air always smelled fresh and cool in the morning as the disciples set out for another day of their learning to live Jesus' way.  Today they journeyed to the villages of Caesarea Philippi.  Along the way he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" Sparrows swooped down and around the…

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"Do You Still Not Understand?"

Jesus thought about how his disciples just didn't get the simplicity of  His Father's Message.  They had forgotten the bread again and they carried only one loaf of bread in the boat.   Jesus enjoined them,"Watch out, guard against the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."  The disciple…

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There is No Such Thing as a Coincidence

When you realize there is no such thing as a coincidence life goes rather smoothly.  Isaiah 10/06 came to view on a picture having nothing to do with the bible or so I thought . Isaiah 10:6 reads- "I will send him against an ungodly nation, and against the people of my wrath I will give him my char…

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The Sea of Galilee

Reading an excerpt from Mark Twain's The Innocents Abroad from 1867 can give one a window into the time of Jesus.  Twain wrote "In the starlight, Galilee has no boundaries but the broad compass of the heavens, and is a theatre meet for great events, meet or the birth of a religion able to save a wor…

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He Heals

 After making the crossing to the other side of the sea, Jesus and his disciples came to land at Gennesaret and tied up there.  As they were leaving the boat, people immediately recognized him.  They scurried about the surrounding country and began to bring in the sick on mats to wherever they hear…

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You are the Salt of the Earth

Do you wish you were a fly on the shoulder of a disciple when Jesus was talking to them privately?  Did you get an answer  to " My Father's House has many mansions assignment?  I did.  Meanwhile, Jesus said to his disciples in Matthew 5: 13 - 16 - "You are the salt of the earth.  But if salt loses i…

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Even Jesus Needed a Break

Jesus heard the waves gently lapping at the shore of Galilee.  The sound always refreshed him.  "The Apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught.  He said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while."  People were coming and going in gre…

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My Father's House has Many Mansions

Friday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time - February 7, 2014Today's Gospel is Mark 6:14 -29 where Herod is reminded of having John the Baptist beheaded which you may read for yourself in your bible.  I want to share my perpetual Amish Country Cooking calendar verse, John 14:2 KJV instead-"In my Fat…

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A Woman with Faith

When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the shore... a Jarius, a synagogue official, pleads for Him to save his twelve year old daughter.  The crowd follows them and a woman ill for 12 years with blood loss comes up behind…

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Jesus is Presented at The Temple

Today's Gospel is Luke 2: 22 - 40 or Luke 2: 22 - 32 I'm condensing the scripture here.  It was time to journey to Jerusalem to offer a sacrifice of  a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons after The Blessed Mother's Purification and Jesus' circumcision.  Simeon was in the temple 28: he took Hi…

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The Wind & Sea Obey Jesus

On that day, as evening drew on, Jesus said to his disciples: "Let us cross to the other side."  Leaving the crowd, they took Jesus with them in the boat just as he was.  And other boats were with him.  A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was already filling …

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