Matthew 1 1-17

I, along with probably most of you who are reading this probably am less than excited when I start reading anything concerning genealogy in the Bible, but it does have a purpose. Just as we are often identified to others by whose children we are and more than likely eventually by whose parents we are …

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A World of Tribulation

“…in the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (Jn. 16:33). There is so much trouble in the world today and it makes my heart grieve. It used to make me angry, and it still does a little, but it grieves me in my soul and it makes me …

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Brotherly Love

Most Christians know that “God is love” (1 Jn. 4:8) and “love covers a multitude of sins,” (1 Pt. 4:8) but do we know that as Christians we are to “bear with one another in brotherly love” (Eph. 4:2) and further more do we know what that means? I have to say that I fail …

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My Hero Saved my Life

I had the pleasure of meeting a woman today who was on her way to be with her son and her granddaughter. Her son has been in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant and has been searching for 3 ½ years for a suitable donor. Recently his daughter, who just turned eighteen, decided that …

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Are the Ten Commandments Still Pertinent? (Part 1)

Is God’s Word alive and well today? Is it a driving factor in society? In church? Or has it become a thing of the past only to be used to manipulate or to support a position when it is beneficial? Does our government recognize the one true God? Does the church recognize the one true …

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The Good American (Samaritan)

A couple was taking a trip to a nearby city to do some shopping when on their way out of town they came across an older gentleman along the side of the road with a duffle bag and his thumb in the air. The couple drove on past, but the wife asked her husband if …

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Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday)

Hopefully Wednesday gave you some time to reflect upon what Jesus has done for us while looking forward to Resurrection Sunday, Easter, in anticipation as we know that Christ has risen from the dead! Thursday often called Maundy Thursday comes from the Latin word for commandment mandatum (Andy Rau, BibleGateway). Jesus said, "A new commandment …

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Wednesday of Holy Week (Silent Wednesday)

Tuesday marked one of the most active days recorded in the New Testament as there is more recorded about Jesus' teachings on this day than any other day. Tuesday was filled with parables and teachings both in the temple and from The Mount of Olives. Wednesday on the other hand is virtually silent. There are …

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Tuesday of Holy Week

Mark 11:20-26 As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. And Peter remembered and said to him, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered." And Jesus answered them, "Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be …

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Monday of Holy Week

Monday of Holy Week On Sunday evening of what we call Palm Sunday, Jesus left Jerusalem and went to Bethany where He stayed the night (Mk. 11:11). Mark 11:12-19 On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see …

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