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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 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 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 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


Year A Pentecost Bottom Line Meditations

OLD TESTAMENT: Acts 2:1-21 Literal Religion : “together” is physically together. Read this scripture literally for its religious meaning. “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.” Spiritual Grace: “together” is spiritually together. Now quietly move into God's Presence and read this scripture again. “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.” Did you feel the Grace?  Read more


Year A Easter VII Bottom Line Meditations

OLD TESTAMENT: Acts 1:6-14 Think Literally: Thinks the Kingdom is a physical place outside of us. Read this scripture literally for its religious meaning. “They asked him, ‘Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?’” Feel the Spiritual Grace: Knows the Kingdom is a spiritual Presence within us. Now quietly move into God's Presence and read this scripture again. “They asked him, ‘Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?’” Did you feel the Grace?  Read more


Year A Easter VI Bottom Line Meditations

OLD TESTAMENT: Acts 17:22-31 Think Literally: “In Him” is what we believe about His Presence. Read this scripture literally for its religious meaning. “In Him we live and move and have our being.” Feel the Spiritual Grace: “In Him” is what we experience in His Presence. Now quietly move into God's Presence and read this scripture again. “In Him we live and move and have our being.” Did you feel the Grace?  Read more


Year A Easter V Bottom Line Meditations

OLD TESTAMENT: Acts 7:55-60 Think Literally: Stephen looked up to heaven in the sky to see the Spirit. Read this scripture literally for its religious meaning. “Filled with the Holy Spirit, he gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.” Feel the Spiritual Grace: Stephen consciously looked into heaven in his heart to feel the Spirit. Now quietly move into God's Presence and read this scripture again. “Filled with the Holy Spirit, he gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.” Did you feel the Grace?  Read more


Year A Easter IV Bottom Line Meditations

OLD TESTAMENT: Acts 2:42-47 Think Literally: “apostles teaching” is from the Bible as the Word of God. Read this scripture literally for its religious meaning. “They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching.” Feel the Spiritual Grace: “apostles teaching” is from the grace and Truth of Jesus who is the Word of God. Now quietly move into God's Presence and read this scripture again. “They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching.” Did you feel the Grace?  Read more


Year A Easter III Bottom Line Meditations

OLD TESTAMENT: Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Literal Religion: “the Lord calls to Him.” He only calls certain ones. Read this scripture literally for its religious meaning. “For the promise is for you, your children, and for everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.’” Spiritual grace: “the Lord calls to Him.” He calls all but not all respond to His call. Now quietly move into God's Presence and read this scripture again. “For the promise is for you, your children, and for everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.’” Did you feel the Grace?  Read more


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