Monthly Archives: August 2014

Upon this rock I will build my church

Last Sunday, the lectionary reading from the Gospel was Matthew 16:13-20.  In this series of verses we read Jesus telling Peter, “You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church.” (Matthew 16:18b, NIV)  Much has been assumed … Continue reading

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Honor your father and your mother

In Exodus 20, amid the listing of the first ten commandments sent by God through Moses, we find “Honor thy father and thy mother.” (Exodus 20:12)  The actual Hebrew states, “Kabed et abika weit immeka,” which literally states, “Honored is the … Continue reading

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The wisdom of cutting a baby in two (edited 5/7/2016 and 1/31/2018)

For some reason, I have been thinking about King Solomon’s wise decision that solved who the rightful mother of a baby was, so I thought I would refresh my memory about that judgment.  Here’s what I realized: The two women … Continue reading

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