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Year A Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Bottom Line Meditations

OLD TESTAMENT: Genesis 25:19-34 Literal Religion: Believes Esau was about to die. Read this scripture literally for its religious meaning. Esau said to Jacob, "I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” Spiritual Grace: Sees Esau as too weak to be a leader. Jacob knows he would not die. He is just letting his hunger control his birthright. Now quietly move into God's Presence and read this scripture again. Esau said to Jacob, "I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” Did you feel the Grace?  Read more


Year A Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

We all have a valuable piece of equipment that is guaranteed to last a lifetime and it happens to be in us. It is our spiritual Reset Button. This is our spiritual immune system. It is self-correcting. It corrects negative thoughts and feelings. We will all see things differently when we are at Peace, Joy and In His love, patience and kindness than when we are filled with negative feelings of stress, anger and worry about something.  Read more


Year A Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Bottom Line Meditations

OLD TESTAMENT: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 Literal Religion: Loves others so that others will love them. Read this scripture literally for its religious meaning. “He took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her.” Spiritual Grace: Is loved spiritually so that they may love others. Now quietly move into God's Presence and read this scripture again. “He took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her.” Did you feel the Grace?  Read more


Year A Third Sunday after Pentecost

With literal thinking, people may see their pastors as prophets because they said they are. This is “because the Bible tells us so.” From Hebrews 13:17, “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.” In spiritual understanding, none of this makes sense.  Read more


Year A Third Sunday after Pentecost Bottom Line Meditations

OLD TESTAMENT: Genesis 22:1-14 Literal Religion: Sees God providing the lamb Himself. Read this scripture literally for its religious meaning. “God will provide the lamb Himself.” Spiritual Grace: Sees God providing Himself as Jesus the Lamb of God. Now quietly move into God's Presence and read this scripture again. “God will provide the lamb Himself.” Did you feel the Grace?  Read more


Year A Second Sunday after Pentecost

To read the scripture spiritually one already knows the spiritual principles. The emphasis is not on the Sword or the Peace. It is on “Think.” Do not “think” I am here to bring peace in the world. Spiritually we know when we are out of the Presence our thoughts create our feelings. We depend on things being peaceful so we can find our peace. If they’re not peaceful, conflict between ourselves and others create our stress, anger and hurt. There is no peace.  Read more


Year A Second Sunday after Pentecost Bottom Line Meditations

OLD TESTAMENT: Genesis 21:8-21 Literal Religion : Sees Isaac as the son of Abraham. Read this scripture literally for its religious meaning. “But God said to Abraham, "Do not be distressed because of the boy and because of your slave woman; whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you, for it is through Isaac that offspring shall be named for you.” Spiritual Grace: Sees Isaac as the second son of Abraham, but the “begotten” or designated by God son of Abraham as Jesus was “begotten not made”. Now quietly move into God's Presence and read this scripture again. “But God said to Abraham, "Do not be distressed because of the boy and because of your slave woman; whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you, for it is through Isaac that offspring shall be named for you.” Did you feel the Grace?  Read more


Year A Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday offers us the opportunity to view scripturally the “Three in One doctrine”. It creates a problem because while God is one, God is also three. How can that be more confusing? How can that be important? There are those who have had a close experience with one of the Three Persons and are content to stop there. Belief in all three as compared to just one does not make a person better. The belief comes through experience. All of us have had the experience. We just have not had the name to go along with the experience.  Read more


Year A Trinity Sunday Bottom Line Meditations

OLD TESTAMENT: Genesis 1:1-2:4a Literal Religion : God created the male and female separately. Anyone between the two is not of God Read this scripture literally for its religious meaning. “God created humankind in His image, in the image of God He created them; male and female he created them.” Spiritual Grace: No one-hundred percent male or female. All human beings have within them both male and female qualities. Now quietly move into God's Presence and read this scripture again. “God created humankind in His image, in the image of God He created them; male and female he created them.” Did you feel the Grace?  Read more


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