Monthly Archives: March 2014

Blessed are the meek

The other day I read an article that was entitled, “Why churches should brace for a mass exodus of the faithful: The more conservative churches, anyway.”  With a title like that, who needs to read more, right? The author boasted … Continue reading

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Who was John?

According to the website BehindtheName.com, the name “John” is, “derived from the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan) meaning “YAHWEH is gracious”.   Because the Apostle John was a Jew, one can assume that we call him John because his Gospel and letters … Continue reading

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The shoot from the stump of Jesse

In Isaiah, chapter 11, we read in verse 1, “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.” (NIV)  This is referred to by Paul, who explained that Jesus was the … Continue reading

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