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  • Priestly Duties, Ordination, and the Glory of the Lord Leviticus 7-9 Most everyone, when they start a new job want to know what responsibilities they will be required to fulfill.  To that end a job description of some kind is developed and reviewed.  Then there is an onboarding process where the person is inaugurated and equipped with the necessary equipment they will need to fulfill their ...
  • Freedom To Choose One of the great things about America is its constitution.1 In it the foundation of our nation is laid out so that it can be preserved for generations to come. It spells out the form of government the nation is to have and has provisions for granting certain rights to its citizens. It also has ...
  • Things Lost and Found Luke 15-16 In Luke 15-16, Jesus gives a series of parables in response to the religious leaders of the day scoffing at Him for receiving sinners. Jesus displays His and God’s great compassion for those who are lost and separated from Him because of their sins. Context In chapter 14 Jesus had been invited into the house of ...
  • God’s Sure Judgment of Abominations Ezekiel 1-12 Ezekiel was a prophet who lived in Chaldea (Babylonia) next to the river Chebar1 (which flows into the Euphrates river) during the time of the exile.  It is believed that he was 30 years old when he began receiving his visions and they came at a time just prior to the siege and sacking of Jerusalem by ...
  • On Immorality, Industriousness, Humility, and Parental Guidance Proverbs 5-6 In Proverbs 5-6, we see a parent passing on his advice to his sons on a number of topics that still ring true today as when they were first penned. Chapter 5 is dedicated to the topic of keeping oneself from immorality.  In particular, it is a father speaking to his son and telling him ...
  • Contemplation Whenever I think about contemplation, I think of Auguste Rodin’s sculpture The Thinker1.  A man is depicted as being deep in thought through every expression of his being. Contemplation is defined2 as full or deep consideration; reflection; thoughtful or long consideration or observation.  This is closely connected to a form of meditation which is focused on activating the mind ...
  • Starting Over One of the great qualities of humans is our ability to start over. When mistakes happen or when we’ve come to a turning point in our lives, we have the ability to start over. Even when the odds seem insurmountable, we can begin again. We can changes vocations, move to another city, go back to school, ...
  • The World’s Greatest Gift The message of the World’s Greatest Gift starts at the very beginning … God created the universe and made mankind unique because He created us in His image. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:26-27 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and ...

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