Category Archives: Jesus

JESUS – the Word

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”  St John 1:1  In other words, in the beginning was Jesus and Jesus was with God, and Jesus was God.  Why is he … Continue reading

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BEGINNING OF FOREVER

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”  Psalm 116:15 (Picture 1- Imogene with Vicky:  Picture 2: Imogene with her husband, Herman) How can God call death “precious?”   How can we say, “Amen” or “Even so, … Continue reading

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WHO WATCHING OUT FOR YOU?

The Lion of Judah  – that’s who! THE FOLLOWING IS A TRUE STORY, BUT NOT NECESSARILY RECOMMENDED!  Keith was an 17-year-old bully who took special delight in threatening and intimidating my son,  14-year-old Carl.  I begged Keith to quit his … Continue reading

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CROSSING THE BRIDGE

For many years, George and Ida had talked about “crossing the bridge.”  George’s dad “crossed the bridge” eighteen years ago; his mom eight years later.  Friends were almost all over eighty and the time had come for them to cross … Continue reading

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NOT MY DIRTY FEET!

    Jesus Christ…took upon himself the form of a servant…(Philippians 2:5-7) When we think of Jesus being servant, most of us probably recall his washing the disciples feet. Imagine with me: An accident occurs, a great doctor is called … Continue reading

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FROM THE SON’S ANGLE

Jesus loved his father – and he spent a lot of time communicating with him. What a wonderful choice when the decision was made to send Jesus to live as a man. The earthly Jesus is the being who lived, … Continue reading

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IN THE END, WHAT MATTERS?

AMY RODGERS VENTER (The following selection is from a post to Facebook, 2013) A few years ago, I started a speech off like this: Today I want to talk to you about my mom, Amy Rodgers Venter, and how her … Continue reading

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READING THE RED LETTERS

RED LETTER TIME AGAIN – Can we really live according to Matthew 5:40? “And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go … Continue reading

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HAVE A “GLORY, HALLELUJAH” SABBATH DAY

 Anyone know this song from long ago.  “There is glory, there is glory, there’s a glory hallelujah in my soul.” A good way to start the Sabbath day. – Okay, not the original Sabbath. An argument so early in the … Continue reading

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AM I THERE WHEN HE NEEDS ME?

John referred to himself five times as the disciple Jesus loved. But didn’t Jesus love all twelve of the disciples? Oh, yes, even the one who would betray Him. So what must John have had in mind when five times … Continue reading

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