Monthly Archives: January 2012

Peace Now!

“Blessed are the peacemakers,    for they will be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9)   Everybody can figure out what a peacemaker is… but what is someone who is not a peacemaker?   They could be a lot of things, … Continue reading

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Does the Constitution really evolve?

Last week, after the announcement that the US Supreme Court had allowed a lower court ruling that declared prayer in public (government) meetings unconstitutional because too many of these were “Christian” I proposed the thesis that the ‘living breathing” Constitution … Continue reading

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Heart Trouble!

“Blessed are the pure in heart,    for they will see God.” (Matthew 5:8) A person who is ‘pure in heart’ is someone who is going to place a high priority on doing things the right way.  This is not a … Continue reading

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Sunday Bible Study Notes: January 22

Cleaning House   Today’s Text:              John 2:13-22 Introduction   This is an account of Jesus clearing theTemple.  John includes three such accounts (possibly four) while the Synoptics have two (Mark only has one).  Since Jewish men were obligated to attend … Continue reading

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Meekness as Strength

“Blessed are the meek,    for they will inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5) Being “meek” is not often thought of as strength, but in fact it is.  If a person is meek, they are not prideful… they are humble.  In a … Continue reading

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Honoring an Unsung Hero

The other night, I attended a retirement dinner for Command Sergeant Major Stephen D. Blake, and came away inspired by a man who should be a model for all of us. I will leave the recitation of his amazing career … Continue reading

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Comfort

“Blessed are those who mourn,    for they will be comforted.”  (Matthew 5:4) OK, I’ll admit that you may not think of someone who is mourning as being happy or joyous; in fact you might say that mourning is just the … Continue reading

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Poor in spirit; great in reward

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “ (Matthew 5:3) What is happiness?  Happiness is being poor in spirit… this sounds a little counter-intuitive doesn’t it? Please understand that the word “blessed” is another … Continue reading

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Is Prayer Unconstitutional in Public?

Yesterday’s action by the United States Supreme Court to let stand a lower court ruling barring prayer from public meetings because they were too often “Christian” sparks within anyone a series of fundamental questions that go to the very foundation … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“Study the Constitution. Let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislatures, and enforced in courts of justice.” — Abraham Lincoln What a shocking thought!

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