Monthly Archives: January 2014

Jesus, the Escape Master

In the original Star Wars movie, there was a scene where Obi-wan, Luke, R2D2 and C3PO have cruised into a settlement, only to be stopped and questioned by Stormtroopers who are checking for wanted people & droids.  The script goes … Continue reading

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Judge not, lest you be judged

I remember back around 2004 or 2005.  While driving around I heard a talk radio conversation, which I think was about the War on Terror.  Whatever the topic, one caller had called in and quoted Jesus, saying, “Judge not, lest … Continue reading

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The Cross of Jesus

Did you know that two Greek words, xulon and stauros, have been translated as “cross”?  The word xulon is only found five times in the New Testament (comment and I’ll send the list), with stauros getting the most use, appearing 74 times. … Continue reading

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Cut off his right ear

In the Gospels, Matthew, Luke, and John tell of a servant of the high priest having his right ear cut off in the garden at Gethsemane, when Jesus was arrested.  John named the disciple who used a knife to cut … Continue reading

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A true disciple of Jesus

This is about what is required to be a disciple of Jesus.  The same points are made in Matthew 10:24-42, but I will focus on what Luke wrote. There are eleven verses found in Luke (14:25-35), which can be separated … Continue reading

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The eye of the needle (Mark 10:23-31)

In Mark 10, verses 23-31, Jesus has a conversation with his disciples about the unexpected difficulties people will find along their path to righteousness.  Jesus had just told a young rich man he had to sell everything he owned and … Continue reading

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Core Christian Values

A couple of days ago I did a search of the core values of Christianity.  As expected, there was a list of good things to do, each with a quote from Jesus to give it support.  Things like forgive others, … Continue reading

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