Category Archives: Christianity

The Wilderness Experience

Luke 4:1-13 After his baptism, Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during … Continue reading

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A friendly reminder

Jesus spoke wisdom in the “sermon on the mount.” We call it that because Matthew wrote, “Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to … 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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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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Confirming new Christians

Last night my wife’s church had a confirmation service for several members who had taken lessons and done all that is required to become “officially” recognized by the Episcopal Church (Anglican Church of North America) as Christians.  The Bishop of … Continue reading

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Christians in the lions den

The administrators and satraps to the king made something up, which would put Daniel to the test, in the lions den. Those people did not think Daniel would pass the test, but he did. The result was they then were then tested, just as Darius had them thrown to the lions. Poor things, they were eaten before they hit the den floor. Continue reading

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Pearls before Miss Piggy

For a long time I visualized someone actually throwing a string of pearls into a hog pen, when I read Matthew 7:6. I have now come to understand this verse and its true meaning. We are pearls before God, but when we give up that recognition by “selling out” to anything less than God, we have become pearls around the necks of swine. To visualize this, look at a picture of Miss Piggy. Continue reading

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