Category Archives: Language

Jesus and the young rich man

(This article is based on Matthew 19:16-30 and Mark 10:17-31.) This morning, as I readied myself for church, one of those out-of-the-blue thoughts came to me. The voice inside my head said, “The rich young man who asked Jesus how … Continue reading

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Astrology in the Holy Bible

Class 1 (a reproduction):   Class 2 (before break and after break):   Class 3 (Live until break): Class 3 after break, reproduced due to “user error” (did not turn the camera back on):   Class 4, beginning after the … Continue reading

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Notes on the readings for the Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany

Because my Katrina Pearls website is no longer a place to store notes for Sunday readings, I post these notes here now.  I am placing the reading text, followed by my views on that meaning.  There is no sermon formed … Continue reading

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A Mustard Seed’s Worth of Faith

The Gospel reading for October 2, 2016 (Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 22) was from Luke (17:5-10). The reading stated: “The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a … Continue reading

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The miracle of Jesus changing of water into wine (with updated link)

Recently, the reading in church was from the Gospel of John, which told of the miracle at the wedding in Cana of Galilee (January 17, 2016).  I wrote a sermon that focused on that reading, which is posted on my … Continue reading

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Pick up your cross and follow me

I have already posted an article about how we read a Greek word such as “stauron” as only “cross.”  (See The cross of Jesus) Us contemporary Christians know that Jesus was crucified (nailed to a heavy wooden pole with a cross … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the meaning of Sodom and Gomorrah

Did you know that Genesis contains two stories about Sodom and Gomorrah? Yep.  One is rather plain and simple and the other is dramatic and sensational.  Of course, if you look up “Sodom and Gomorrah” on the Internet, you are … Continue reading

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