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Mark’s Distinct Voice, and the Good News (Extremely Scattered Ramblings)

At church this morning, the pastor preached about Mark 1:9-15.  Allow me to post this passage in the King James Version (which is in the public domain): 9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Higher Ground

I watched the 2011 movie Higher Ground a few nights ago.  Higher Ground is about a woman named Corinne, who converts to fundamentalist Christianity and later leaves that belief system.  Vera Farmiga starred in and directed the film. Here are … Continue reading

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Processing Church This Morning

I’m still processing a social encounter from church this morning.  I walked in and shook someone’s hand, asking him how he was doing.  Later, we had the passing of the peace, and I asked this same gentleman how he was … Continue reading

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Applying Luke 7 (Jesus Raising the Widow’s Son from the Dead)

At church this morning, the pastor was preaching about a story in Luke 7, in which Jesus raises from the dead a widow’s only son, who died at a young age.  This story has troubled me somewhat.  V 13 says … Continue reading

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“I Come with Joy”

At church this morning, I enjoyed reading the lyrics of the hymn, “I Come with Joy”, which we sang for communion.  Here are two stanzas that particularly stood out to me, along with my comments. “As Christ breaks bread and … Continue reading

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Forsake Not the Assembling of Yourselves Together

Hebrews 10:23-25 states (in the King James Version): “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:  Not forsaking … Continue reading

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Week 2 of the John Bible Study

For its Bible study, my church is going through John’s Gospel: Wisdom from Ephesus, with Michael Card.  Yesterday, we were discussing the part of John 1 in which two of John the Baptist’s disciples follow Jesus.  Jesus asked them what … Continue reading

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Another Baptism

We had a baptism at church this morning.  Three things stood out to me. 1.  The pastor was pointing out that there are differences between Jesus’ baptism and the baptism that was about to take place.  Jesus was an adult … Continue reading

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God Provides When You Give?

I was watching Bill Maher’s Religulous recently, and one part of the documentary that stood out to me was when a televangelist was telling his television audience that he knew people on welfare who had committed to give his ministry … Continue reading

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Revisiting “What If Jesus Came to Your House?”

At church this morning, we didn’t have a sermon.  Rather, we sang a lot of hymns, and a congregant recited the poem, “What If Jesus Came to Your House?” The congregant actually recited this poem a couple of years ago, … Continue reading

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