Category Archives: Lent

ROAD OF PASSION

It was over. Jesus triumphal entry into the holy city of Jerusalem ended like every day.  This man who was thought to be the King of the Jews, the Messiah, the Savior was paraded down a cloak strewn road in … Continue reading

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WHAT’S UP WITH ALL THE PARABLES?

  READ MATTHEW 13:10-17 The teachings of Jesus were often wrapped in stories designed for the common man.  They had a spiritual lesson tucked into an earthly tale which they could relate to – An earthly story with a heavenly … Continue reading

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LOVE ONE ANOTHER

READ JOHN 13 In John 13 we’re given another commandment to follow.  “Love one another, just as I have loved you.”  Jesus loves everyone.  He would turn no one away during His time on earth.  He preached to and healed … Continue reading

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HOW MANY TIMES MUST YOU BE TOLD?

READ LUKE 18:31-34 The crowds were unrelenting.  The words spoken were inwardly digested.  Jesus was performing miraculous deeds.  Many were coming to faith in Him. It was getting close to His final time on earth and He needed more time … Continue reading

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SHE GAVE HER LAST CENT

READ LUKE 21:1-4 Jesus was coming to the end of His ministry.  From here on in, He would continue to speak to His followers in parables and through every day examples.  One day as He was sitting near the temple, … Continue reading

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THE SYROPHOENICIAN WOMAN

READ MATTHEW 7:25-30 & MARK 15:21-28 Jesus had already proven His power over the devil.  He used scripture to resist temptation in the desert.  He exorcised many demons during His ministry.  The word was out and everyone knew about it.  There … Continue reading

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PREPARATION FOR EASTER

  Normally I feature a piece of Paul’s wonderful art each day, but today I’m displaying some of mine.  My talents lean in a slightly different direction, but my heart is in the right place.  These eggs are going to our … Continue reading

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SURREPTICIOUS MEETING

READ JOHN 3:1-21 The Sanhedrin was the ruling body of the Jews.  This group acted as a lower court. Nicodemus was a member of this select organization who was considering doing something to stop Jesus and His “new” ministry among … Continue reading

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TENDER SHEPHERD

READ MATTHEW 18:1-6 Jesus was the oldest child in His family, so He often had to look after His younger siblings.  I imagine He looked much like a little shepherd, tending His sheep.  He played with them, told them stories, sang songs with … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

READ JOHN 11:5-16 How many times have we Christians had our doubts?  Be honest about this question, because humanly, it is impossible to believe what God has laid out as the plan for our salvation. Poor Thomas, the Apostle of … Continue reading

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A CHOSEN NATION

READ MATTHEW 5 – THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT The children of Israel had been bound by the law and the rituals established over the centuries.  They were constant reminders of the Covenant God had established with them.  The Israelite … Continue reading

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SONS OF THUNDER

READ LUKE 9:51-55 & MARK 3:17 John and his brother, James were disciples of John, the Baptist.  They were fishermen, like many of the other apostles and the sons of Zebedee and Salome.  They made their living fishing on the … Continue reading

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MARTHA, MARTHA, MARTHA

READ LUKE 10:38-42 When I was a young woman, there seemed to be a ton of distractions.  For example, when we’d go to church with our three children, I felt like I was getting nothing out of the service, because … Continue reading

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A HUMAN VESSEL

She was just a simple girl – nothing special – not without sin – like us, yet God chose her to be the vessel which would carry the Son of God for nine months in her womb and hold His … Continue reading

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FATHER OF LIES

READ MATTHEW 4:1-11 He was there in the Garden of Eden, slithering into human minds with deception and promises he had no right to make.  He was there throughout Israel’s history, rearing his ugly head and hardening hearts against the … Continue reading

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A NOBLE MAN’S SON

READ JOHN 4:46-54 When the rich man came to Jesus to have his sick son healed, we learn that Christ didn’t come to this world simply to save the poor, the destitute, the outcasts of society.  He came to save all … Continue reading

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THE COMPANY WE KEEP

READ LUKE 15:11-32 Jesus was a great story teller.  His stories held His audience captive, because they could easily relate.  His audience consisted of every day people like you and me.  His critics were also among them.  These fellows were on … Continue reading

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THE NAYSAYERS

READ MATTHEW 23:1-15 The Pharisees came from a long line of religious tradition and strict adherence to the law of the God of Abraham.  Jesus spent much of His youth in their temples filling His mind with the writings, the … Continue reading

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SHE ROSE AND SERVED HIM

READ MATTHEW 8:14-15 Jesus had chosen Peter to be His first disciple and obviously had a special connection with him.  So much so, that He often ate with Peter and his family.  Yes, Peter was a married man and still he … Continue reading

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NO MATTER HOW GREAT OR SMALL

I measured in at five feet tall, during may last medical exam.  I’m short.  I’m also a sinner, just like the little man that couldn’t wait to see the Messiah.  Like all sinners, waiting to get a look at the … Continue reading

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