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Another failure in Matthew 17 is briefly mentioned. It is the disciple’s failure to understand Jesus’ prediction of His death and resurrection. This is the second explicit prediction in Matthew, (the first was in ch.16). Read more

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We are spiritual beings created and designed in the most splendid Image, for a profound purpose—to grow and advance spiritually by remaining i… Read more

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Wednesday was the “Day of Ashes.” It follows “Fat Tuesday” (Mardi Gras) a day of debauchery and wild celebration before Lent. On this day the … Read more

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In 1517, the same year in which Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses” on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Raphael Sanzio b… Read more

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Super Bowl 55 is over and the winning team is named, but this year’s game leaves us some thought provoking questions, given the current, anti-… Read more

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The combined awareness of the Lord’s grace and His majesty, Read more

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Can one be too patriotic? Read more

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The date was Feb. 14, in the year of our Lord, 270. The place Rome. The prisoner Saint Valentine held a parchment missive before him. It had b… Read more

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“Identity” Read more

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The importance of Jesus as the fulfillment of what Moses and Elijah stood for comes out even more clearly in what happens in Matthew 17 on the… Read more

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“Law and Grace” Read more

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Many important things happen on mountains in the Bible, which means we are not wrong when we recall these events and speak of mountain-top exp… Read more

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“If one could conceive of a single elixir to improve the physical and mental health of millions of Americans — at no personal cost — what valu… Read more

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“Persevering” Read more

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“Carry” Read more

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Have you learned anything about what love is by considering Hosea’s love for Gomer and God’s love for His people? Considering Hosea’s conclusi… Read more

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Sin challenges love. Repentance offers the way of recovery. Read more

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Jupiter and Saturn will have their closest encounter in almost 400 years this Christmas. Some are calling this “the Bethlehem Star,” and as fa… Read more

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Ask yourself this: If your present circumstances change, while God remains the same, would you continue to worship Him? Or is it simply the al… Read more

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I put up our Christmas lights, after debating with myself on whether to do so or not. What convinced me was a text from my daughter, Angie, wh… Read more

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“Love is blind, and marriage is an eye-opener.” So goes the old saying. But what is love? To many, the word itself is exciting. Love is pure p… Read more

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Religion is like a seed. It has life only when it is whole. If crushed, it cannot bring forth its destined fruits. Bahá’u’lláh proclaims: Read more

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Not to give you something else to worry about, but do you realize that there are enough nuclear submarines in our oceans, armed with ballistic… Read more

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Thankfulness is of various kinds. There is a verbal thanksgiving which is confined to a mere utterance of gratitude. This is of no importance … Read more

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When we began these studies of Matthew 16, we said that, although this is one of the richest and most important chapters in the Gospel, it is … Read more

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The Great Reset is a new “social contract” that ties every person to an electronic ID to your bank account, health records, and a social credi… Read more

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Prejudice lies at the root of all evils. Eliminating it is one of Bahá’u’lláh’s prime principles. Perhaps the lowest and worst of all prejudic… Read more

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“I can only imagine ...” is the best selling Christian single song of all time. Read more

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In 1741, George Frederic Handel composed the “Messiah.” It’s one of the best known and treasured musical creations, and for 25 years the White… Read more

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How many important lessons can a person learn at one time? Not many, probably. But on this occasion Jesus seized the moment and immediately we… Read more

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In a sense, in chapter 16 Matthew is introducing us to Jesus Christ. He has been telling us about Jesus all along, of course, but here he gets… Read more

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It’s that scary time of year again, and this year is scarier than usual. The TV is running all the old-time “fright” movies, and Walmart is ch… Read more

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Jesus said, “ … I will build my church (ekklesia – “called out assembly”) and the gates of hell (Hades) shall not prevail against it” (Matthew… Read more

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During the Christmas season, naturally I think about Christ, even though I’m a Baha’i- after all, Baha’is love and revere Jesus Christ: Read more

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What did Jesus mean when he said to Peter, “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church”? There are three main … Read more

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During the Christmas season, naturally I think about Christ, even though I’m a Baha’i- after all, Baha’is love and revere Jesus Christ: Read more

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