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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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ALONE, TIRED, THIRSTY & HUNGRY …

“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.” Matthew 4:1-2 He was at the gateway of His ministry.  Now thirty years … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING, 2018 – #2

Yesterday, marked Thanksgiving number two of my holiday feasts of overindulgence.  Our church holds an annual Potluck Thanksgiving dinner, complete with turkey, ham, and all the fabulous side dishes and desserts. I picked the wrong time of year to be on a … Continue reading

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LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION

40 days without nourishment – living in a vast emptiness – alone, weary, hungry, weak, easy prey for the adversary.  Jesus was about to begin His ministry as the Holy Spirit led Him into the wilderness to be tempted by the … Continue reading

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DO NOT BE AFRAID

  Someone once stated that the phrase, “Do not be afraid,” is noted in the Bible 365 times – once for each day of the year.  Though this is a nice sentiment, it isn’t really true, but the point is, we … Continue reading

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ADVERTISING MAN

A while back, a television series about the advertising business hit the screen.  I watched one episode of this and that was enough. Unfortunately it brought up some seriously bad memories.  The three hour martini lunch was played up, but … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – SATAN

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 One True God.  … Continue reading

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JESUS VS. SATAN

As I searched for an image for this post, I could find nothing but ugly, hideous, evil pictures of Satan tempting Jesus.  I finally located this one, which I feel is probably more logical. Satan is hideous and the epitome … Continue reading

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AM I DONE YET?

  When I first met my husband, we were both in high school and took an art class together.  Everyone in the class created “sculptures” out of plaster which had been formed in milk cartons.  He had a space of his … Continue reading

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THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT

In the early 70’s, Flip Wilson coined the phrase, “The devil made me do it,” and created the character, Geraldine, who often said, “What you see is what you get.”  His popularity grew at a time when racism was running rampant, … Continue reading

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THE ONLY WAY OUT

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may … Continue reading

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