Faith and Religion
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Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, In recent days I have been looking at things that I believe the church needs to be involved in doing. I realize that so many churches are diligently … more
The fourth Servant Song begins by announcing the result of the Servant’s sacrifice before it occurs (52:13-15). God affirms His relationship with the Servant (52:13), though His prospects are … more
How do we know information that we are reading, watching, listening to or being told is accurate? Maybe we will say, “Because it comes from my mom”, “It sounds believable”, … more
The vision moves forward to the end of the coming exile in 539 B.C. Israel will have completed her penance under the cruelty of Babylon. God’s plan for Judah’s liberation is marvelously … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, So much seems to be going on around us. We thought at the end of 2020 that things would settle down, but then 2021 hit us. Now we are staring ahead … more
Does everyone like you? If you are a Christian, that question is a very big deal. Why so important? Because Jesus told his disciples, “Everyone will hate you because of me, but those who stand … more
Isaiah addresses people in Jerusalem who genuinely seek the righteousness of God. There is no clearer example of God’s initiative than that of Abraham and Sarah. Isaiah points to Abraham as the … more
After a year of pandemic isolation, Tampa, Florida resident Gary Bagwell emerged to finally enjoy a “luxury” he longed for — a haircut. Sitting in the chair for the first time in 18 … more
It’s just a guess when conversations about fruitcake headed south. But, if negative views of fruitcake began a few generations ago, malignment of the holiday dessert has run full bore since … more
I think I was about 9 yrs old, so that would put “my most memorable childhood Christmas” in 1958. My family was best of friends with the Barretts, Foy, Jackie and their 11 yr old … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Christmas day has now passed us by. Yet at this moment I am thinking about all that is going to be taking place in the Nachtigall house. All 5 of … more
Isaiah 50:4-9 is the third Servant of the Lord song. It focuses on the eagerness of the Servant to obey the instructions and commands of Yahweh - The Servant of the Lord is the Lord’s … more
They were a smelly, uneducated lot who hardly ever spent time around people. They were shepherds who could never leave the defenseless sheep with which they had been entrusted. So they spent most of … more
It was Christmas 1988 if I remember correctly. I challenged the kids at our church to learn a little more clearly what it was like to “give your best” like God did when He gave His only … more
The most important part of this story is IT REALLY HAPPENED, IT IS HISTORICALLY TRUE, IT IS NOT A FAIRY TALE. What a mom! She was a normal Jewish teenager, living her life like her friends were, … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Christmas Day is just a few days away. This will be a time when we need to pause to remember the wonderful gift that God gave us through His Son, … more
God intended Israel’s return to faith be accomplished by the Servant of the Lord. Isaiah 49:1-6 comprise the second Servant Song. The Servant is named, but the name is not revealed (49:1). He … more
Judah is descended from Jacob and included in the name “Israel” that Jacob received (Gen. 32:28). Nevertheless, Judah is Israel in name only (48:1-2). (Her lack of matching character was … more
Professing disciples of Jesus have always had various depths of belief in Him. Every professing disciple probably thinks that their belief in their Savior is deep, but such is not the case. There is … more
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