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the battle to define ekklesia

At a very young age, we begin to shape our children’s understanding of the word church. Perhaps you are familiar with this children’s finger rhyme … Here is the church and This is the steeple Open the doors and See … Continue reading

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the price of our certificate of debt

When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was … Continue reading

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a question of foundation

It’s been four months of silence here on the blog … probably the longest dry spell I have experienced in my nearly 11 years of blogging here and on Xanga.   But all is well … and over the last few … Continue reading

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Abide … abide … abide … ABIDE!

Dictionaries do an absolutely awful job of defining the word abide as used in Scripture.  To truly understand the concept of abiding as found in the Bible, you must look at the definition of its synonym dwell and its companion … Continue reading

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The shadows of gold, frankincense and myrrh

Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matt 2:11b (NASB) The wise men opened their treasures, and from within their treasures they presented to the Child Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Could … Continue reading

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a lost sense of the sacred and holy

Merriam Webster offers the following definitions: holy – exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness, divine sacred – made or declared or believed to be holy IMHO … in modern society, we have lost … Continue reading

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mulling over Jesus’ teaching on worry

(Disclaimer:  Sometimes blogging is more about revealing something to the writer -and it can get lengthy – than informing the reader … nevertheless, welcome to my journey.  I look forward to hearing from you.) Consider Jesus’ teaching on worry … … Continue reading

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