Monthly Archives: September 2016

My oldest friend just retired

I say my oldest friend, yet we never met; that’s how good Vin Scully is as a play-by-play announcer. He retired yesterday after 67 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers sounding just like he did the first time I ever … Continue reading

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Jesus Clears the Temple

John 2:13-22 Since people would have travelled to Jerusalem from all over, they would not have been able to bring animals for sacrifices with them and still be able to meet the ceremonial requirements for perfection.  Having a marketplace right … Continue reading

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Jesus’ First Miracle

John 2:1-12 This is the story of the first miracle of Jesus.  It has no parallel in the synoptics, and it stands quite alone giving insight into the way Jesus and His disciples lived that many Christians love to ignore: … Continue reading

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To See God

The expression “pure in heart” refers to a person whose inner most thoughts, motivation and purpose are pure, clean, wholesome and good; this is the one who will see God. To see God is to believe in God, and even … Continue reading

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Jesus Calls Disciples

John 1:36-51 This section deals with the call of disciples of Jesus.  It is interesting to note that this concept has its beginning as a reaction to the testimony of John, as opposed to any sort of dramatic event.  None … Continue reading

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John the Baptist Testifies About Jesus

John 1:19-34 Many scholars consider this section to be a second introduction to John’s Gospel, bringing the first section of a Heavenly view down to an earthly witness of the one sent to prepare the Messiah’s path.  John the Baptist … Continue reading

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Would You Like to Know God?

John’s text continues as he mentions that John the Baptist testified concerning Jesus in verse 15, and then in 16-18 gives his own testimony about Him. Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. For the … Continue reading

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The Word Became Flesh

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 Up to this point, we know that … Continue reading

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Children of God

He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: September 21, 2016

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