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there is a Holy Spirit?

And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples.  And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they … Continue reading

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five lil’ power-packed verses of enlightenment

Today I am simply overwhelmed by what God reveals in just five lil’ power packed verses in the first chapter of John. 9        There was the true Light And that true Light was Jesus Christ … the Light of the … Continue reading

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the oft forgotten and most important gifts of the magi

Let’s begin with a review of the visit of the magi from a biblical perspective that’s a bit different from what many of our Christmas traditions reflect. First, the magi did not arrive before King Herod until after Jesus was … Continue reading

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the path all wise men travel …

Have you ever stopped to consider that the path of the wise men is one we still travel? From afar, we set out on a journey to an unknown place based on the Light that suddenly breaks through the darkness … Continue reading

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it is really ALL about Jesus …

The title of tonight’s family devotional was ‘The Gift of Jesus the Messiah’.  As I read the first sentence I realized that without considerable conversation everything I just read went right over my 11 year old grandson’s head … consider … “The … Continue reading

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the quagmire in repentance

Has that title piqued your curiosity? Let me state from the beginning here that I am not questioning the very biblical concept and foundation of our Christian faith called repentance.  What I am questioning is the fact that so often … Continue reading

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God’s gift of Scripture

When I was a kid, my dad had a sign in his workshop that read … WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, READ THE DIRECTIONS.  Oftentimes, I think we approach our Christianity in much the same manner.  Except, quite frequently rather than … Continue reading

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