Monthly Archives: July 2010

Hosea 1:2-10

The title given this passage in THE MESSAGE Bible is: “This Whole Country Has Become A Whorehouse.”¬† Gotta love THE MESSAGE Bible. In comparison, the NIV title is a bland: “Hosea’s Wife and Children.” Chapter 1 of Hosea has 11 … Continue reading

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Luke 11:1-13, The Lord’s Prayer

The Disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. Jesus gave them¬† “The Lord’s Prayer.” Everything you need in a good prayer. Our Father who art in heaven – God is the focus of the prayer, not me Hollowed by … Continue reading

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Colossians 1:15-28, Random Thoughts

Oh my, this one’s full of good stuff. Jesus is visible, God is invisible. It reminds me of our visible bodies and invisible spirits, both were created by Jesus. The expression that Jesus was the “firstborn” over all creation, does … Continue reading

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Psalm 15, A Psalm of David

The verses in Amos (8:1-12) told us what happens to people when they don’t follow God’s instructions. Theirs is a world of tears, a sea of mud, always dark, no more parties or music, poverty and disease, and God nowhere … Continue reading

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Amos 8:1-12

Understanding some of the Old Testament does not come easy for me so I have to read multiple translations and do some research to shed light on the meaning. Amos was a prophet who lived during the Golden Age of … Continue reading

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Luke 10:38-42

This is one of my favorite scriptures and was the inspiration for today’s sermon, “A Messy World.” You can plan and plan and plan (like Martha) but things don’t always turn out the way we plan. If you’re like Mary … Continue reading

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Colossians 1:1-14

This is more like it. The Colossians are people of God behaving like Christians. They are faithful and loving, growing stronger all the time. Paul is like their father in the faith. He prays for them, encourages them, is proud … Continue reading

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