Another Red Letter Day

The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. (Jesus)

The Mystery of the Ages … but

The Mystery of the Ages … but

The indwelling Christ!

… so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, … – Colossians 1:25-27

So based on what I’m seeing here, Jesus – God – is going to…

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The Mystery of the Ages

The Mystery of the Ages

… so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, … – Colossians 1:25-27

Paul speaks of a hidden mystery, hidden for all the ages of the past, given to Him…

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Whose in the Pews? – SoS Saturday   

Whose in the Pews? – SoS Saturday   

There are sixty queens and eighty concubines,
And maidens without number; 

Song of Songs 6:8 

Confession time:

The temptation to skip this verse was strong because – well – queens, concubines and maidens?

I’ve read a few other people’s comments on it, and thought about outright plagiarism – not a good choice.

So I went into that solemn place of prayer with my Father and said “What in the…

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Language of Prayer

GreaterGlory

What follows is an excerpt from a paper my daughter, Jessica Joy Brigante, wrote while at Seminary.

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I consider prayer to be a simple word to describe communication with God. But communication is complicated and multi-faceted.

With strangers and acquaintances, I communicate with small talk – simple words and phrases, nothing deep.

With close friends, there is emotion, a deeper sharing of the…

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My Perfect One – SoS Saturday 

My Perfect One – SoS Saturday 

But my dove, my perfect one, is unique:
She is her mother’s only daughter;
She is the pure child of the one who bore her.

Song of Songs 6:9 NASB

The Shepherd King calls His maiden, His bride, My perfect one.

Jesus our good Shepherd, the King of Kings calls His bride, My perfect one.

You look in the mirror and say,

“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, to save a wretch like me.”
He says, “Look…

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But That’s Impossible!

What impossible thing is God asking you to do today? New blog post: “But That’s Impossible!”

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The Word of God tells us we serve a God for whom nothing is impossible.

‘Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You, – Jeremiah 32:17

In three of the gospels Jesus says similar things:

And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” –

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Exposed

Check out this first person account of the man caught in adultery: Exposed

How has it come to this? I’m standing here with a rock in my hand in the middle of all this anger. The anger is not mine, but I can feel it. It’s all around.

I didn’t see this coming as I sat at breakfast with my wife Anna and my two little ones. I think of myself as a good father, a good husband. I have a good job working with the dairyman. We sell our milk from a cart near the sheep gate. I…

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Caught in the Act!

Caught in the Act!

John 8 has my attention again:

The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court, they said to Him,

“Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?”

John 8:3-5 NASB

Let’s look at what the Law of Moses says:

‘If there is a man who commits…

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