Start with Worship

Start with worship.  When Ezra and the exiles return to Jerusalem after seventy years, they come home to: devastation.  Standing on the barren plateau where the Temple of the LORD once stood, nothing is left.  Across a landscape of broken stone, broken walls, not even the foundation is left.  With the sun beating down on

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Today is the second day of February in 2022.  Just for a lark I decided to look up the second book of the Bible, the second chapter, the twenty-second verse, Exodus 2:22.  Here’s what it says: She gave birth to a son, and he called his name Gershom, for he said, “I have been a

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Starting from Scratch

We all know the best food is made from scratch.  Fresh ingredients combined and cooked on the day you eat them and cooked to your taste.  Cookies, straight from the oven, bread that has been kneaded and baked spread with butter while its still warm, pies, cakes, doughnuts, fritters, everyone has their favorite treats and we all

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Who’s at the Inn

Who’s at the inn?  When Joseph and Mary arrive in Bethlehem in order to comply with the Roman decree that a census should be taken, who’s already at the inn?  Well, pretty much everybody that was of the family of David.  Anyone who had not already been “enrolled” was at the inn.  Think of it this way: what if

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Living Stones

I Peter 2:4,5 Come to Him, that Living Stone, rejected by men but in God’s sight chosen and precious; and like livings stones be yourselves built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  

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