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Did Jesus claim to be God?

Many who deny the deity of Jesus say that he never claimed to be God.  It is true that there is no record of Jesus ever saying the words, “I am God,” but many of the things he said were in face assertions of his deity. Read the rest of this entry

When Jesus rejoiced

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When Jesus rejoiced

by Joshua Agan

A couple of weeks ago, I learned something interesting in Scripture.

Did you know that Scripture says only one time that “Jesus rejoiced” about something?

Only once do we ever read that.
It caught my attention, and I wanted to know what caused Jesus to rejoice.
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Forsaken

God has never promised that his children will be wealthy in this life but he has promised that we will have everything we need.

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  (Hebrews 13:5)

Because he has promised never to forsake us we don’t need to be concerned about how much money we have.  He will give us what we need when we need it.  If we don’t have something we would like to have it means we don’t need it so we can be content with what we have, no matter how little that is. Read the rest of this entry

How the Virus Stole Easter

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How the Virus Stole Easter

posted on Karen’s Country Kitchen

How the Virus Stole Easter
By Kristi Bothur
With a nod to Dr. Seuss 😊 Read the rest of this entry

Following Jesus

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Following Jesus

by Joshua Agan

JUST RECENTLY:
At the mayor’s orders, authorities ticketed every car that appeared for a drive-in. They held service using the radio in their cars, and received a $500 fine and court summons (it is unclear if they ticketed each member, or only the drivers). The authorities threatened the pastor with jail time for not complying with a stay-at-home order. Read the rest of this entry

Standing for God

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Standing for God

by Debbie Gumm

As a Christian, I feel like the Bible is unfolding before us. It shouldn’t be shocking either, given the state of immorality in our world. Every day, the boundaries of sin seem to be pushed further and further. The line between right and wrong has slowly been erased by society, television, pop culture. We have been removed further from the world God created and intended. Read the rest of this entry

Faith and Fear

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Faith and Fear

by Ken Ham

When Peter and other disciples were in the boat on the sea and battling strong waves and wind, Jesus came walking on the water toward them. Peter had great faith and asked if he could walk to Jesus on the water. Jesus said to come, so “So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus” (Matthew 14:29). Read the rest of this entry

Authority

Nearly everyone has heard of the Sermon on the Mount found in chapters 5 to 7 of Matthew.  Those who heard it were surprised by the authority with which Jesus spoke.

And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching,for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.  (Matthew 7:28-29)

The scribes frequently cited other teachers as proof of the truth of their words.  Jesus didn’t do this but simply asserted that certain things were true.  Two times in the sermon he even claimed that he was God. Read the rest of this entry

Why did God let bad things happen to the good person?

“Why does God let bad things happen to good people?”  Have you ever heard anyone ask that question?  Perhaps you have asked it.  We know that God is just and yet we see good people undergoing bad experiences.  How could a just God allow this to happen? Read the rest of this entry

Friendship

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Friendship

by Rachel Jankovic

🦈The world is currently working really hard to get us all to behave like a bunch of hideous friendship loan sharks, constantly calculating what others are giving to us and sending them letters with OVERDUE!!! Stamped on them. Sometimes we send out our thugs to publicly shame them on the internet. 😂 Read the rest of this entry

Grey

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Grey

by Kaeley Triller Harms

A few years back, I got into a playful argument with my brilliant best friend, the artist, when she insisted that, of all the stunning colors in God’s green earth, grey was her favorite.

“Grey??!” I repeated in bewildered incredulity. “Who picks grey when there’s cerulean and crimson or indigo to choose from?!” Read the rest of this entry

Missing Jesus

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Missing Jesus

posted by Karen’s Country Kitchen

About a week before Christmas a family bought a new nativity scene. When they unpacked it they found 2 figures of the baby Jesus. “Someone must have packed this wrong,” the mother said, counting out the figures. “We have one Joseph, one Mary, three wise men, three shepherds, two lambs, a donkey, a cow, an angel and two babies. Oh, dear! I suppose some set down at the store is missing a baby Jesus because we have 2.” Read the rest of this entry

Celebrating Christmas

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Celebrating Christmas

by Rachel Jankovic

🎄When women read their Bible faithfully and hungrily, our Christmas celebrations will get better and better. How do I know? Read the rest of this entry

The lost years of Jesus

When Jesus was 12 years old Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover.  When they returned home he stayed behind but they didn’t notice at first because they thought he was somewhere among the group they have traveled with.  It took them three days to discover he was gone and then return to Jerusalem to find him.

After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.  And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.  (Luke 2:46,47)

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Jesus in every book of the Bible

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Jesus in every book of the Bible

by BIBLE FACTS

DID YOU KNOW THAT JESUS IS MENTION IN EVERY BOOK OF THE BIBLE

The Bible is about Jesus. He is pictured or prophesied about in each of the 66 Bible books as well as in countless types in the lives of different characters in the Bible. Below is a breakdown of how He is pictured in each of the books. Read the rest of this entry

WHO IS JESUS!

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WHO IS JESUS!

by Lester Peoples

We cannot say Was, because Jesus Christ is Still who he Ever Was, and will Be forever; for man to devote the Praise and to Glorify the One who is worthy, and who bought and paid for each and every human being on planet earth! [With His Own very life’s blood] He is the heavenly Fathers Son whom GOD consented by love, allowed Jesus to leave his throne in Glory to join mankind on earth to redeem man to the position he lost by Lucifer’s lie to the first man, Adam, in the garden. The Father has given His (Jesus), name to be above All other names both in heaven and earth whereby we must be saved, in belief on His name. At this, Jesus was given All Power, and most of all; Authority over All things! The Heavenly Father judges no man, but has given Jesus his Son, that privilege. Spoken three times. Read the rest of this entry

An Awesome God and little ole’ me

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An Awesome God, and little ole’ me

by Lester Peoples

Who would have ever thought fifty years ago that a time would come in America where men would take on themselves to be as smart intellectually as their creator, as they devise and scheme in their own corruptness, or follow after Satan and worship his appointed ones of wicked, evil, and darkness. Even Satan is a created, angelic creature of God made to worship God and act as messengers to serve Almighty God. But personal ego, due to his beauty and power, led him to fall, taking a third of fellow angels with him. God has allowed him to be in the position that he holds as ‘Prince of the power of the air’ on earth, but with “limited” power used against mankind, only to torment, but not indwell physically. God has his reason for allowing Lucifer/Satan to keep on with his schemes, but the secret things belong to the Lord, our God. We have a book called the holy bible that contains all the instruction man needs if he will follow directions given; obey the laws and commandments and in faith, believe; he can be approved and will be blessed. Read the rest of this entry

The naked man

Shortly before his arrest Jesus spent time by himself in prayer.

And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.”

And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.”

And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”

And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

And again he went away and prayed, saying the same words. And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy, and they did not know what to answer him. And he came the third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough; the hour has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.”  (Mark 14:32-42)

This incident was also recorded by Matthew and Luke. Read the rest of this entry

The suffering of Jesus

Before his arrest Jesus prayed that if it were possible he might avoid being crucified.

And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”

And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed,saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” 

And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow, and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.” (Luke 22:39-46)

He wanted to avoid the crucifixion but he submitted to God’s will and as you know it was God’s will for him to be crucified.  Read the rest of this entry

The Wise Men at the manger

Every year around Christmas we see nativity scenes.  The details of the scenes differ but all of them show the baby Jesus in a manger with Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, and the Wise Men either standing or kneeling around him.  These scenes serve a useful purpose by reminding everyone that Christmas is about Jesus, not Santa Claus.  Unfortunately every nativity scene I have ever seen promotes an error.  They show the Wise Men being present at the birth of Jesus.  In fact they were nowhere near Bethlehem then and didn’t arrive until much later.

Here is Matthew’s description of the birth of Jesus.

When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus. (Matthew 1:24-25)

He doesn’t give any details about the birth except to tell us that Mary was still a virgin.

Luke 2:1-20 gives a more detailed description of Jesus’s birth.  Joseph and Mary were forced to go to Bethlehem because of a decree by Caesar and Jesus was born there and placed in a manger.  An angel revealed to a group of shepherds that the Messiah had been born and they came to see him. Read the rest of this entry

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