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Third Sunday After Epiphany

It would be hard for a Christian to read St. Paul’s writings and not know we, as the Church, are the Body of Christ. Yet, St. Paul is the only New Testament writer who makes the statement that we are His Body. We are the only Religion that believes this. The Hebrews do not believe they are the body of Moses. The Muslims do not believe they are the body of Mohammed. The Buddhists do not believe they are the body of Buddha. What did the body of Christ mean to Paul and where did he get it?  Read more

Second Sunday After Epiphany

The problem in the Church today is our ignorance of spirituality. When we do not know something and we do not know we do not know it, we tend to think we know it. What the church does not seem to know is how to abide in Jesus.  Read more

Advent III

The God News is the difference between the rationality of worldly legalism and the spirituality of Godly grace. Worldly thinks inside the box. Both John and Jesus called the Sadducees and the Pharisees “a brood of vipers”. They were snakes who stayed in their family box, producing others in their kind of legalism. Anything outside the box is impossible. When the Godly spiritual thinks outside the box, all things are possible.  Read more

Pentecost XIV Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

In Mark 7:6, Jesus said," These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, in vain do they worship me." This parable is the difference between what we think in rational Worldly way and how we think in Godly spirituality. Worldly rational teaching tells people what to do to worship outwardly. Godly spiritual teaching points to how to worship Inwardly.  Read more

Dealing with a Guilt Complex

When we have the feelings of a guilty conscious, it is a sign we are out of His Presence. Under the Law, when we are out of the Presence of the Love of God, we confess our sins to be forgiven and to be loved by God. In grace, we get in the Presence of the Love of God to be forgiven. We confess our sins because we are forgiven.  Read more

The “BE ATTITUDE” of Grace or the “DO ATTITUDE” of Legalism

Unfortunately, in many cases, the New Testament has been translated with a legalistic theology rather than one of Grace. A good Greek-to-English translator without any theology might do a better job of translating the New Testament than the theologian, because they are not burdened with rational theological agenda. A good example of this is how the Beatitudes are translated legalistically rather than gracefully in almost every biblical version.  Read more

The Easter Season is all about Transformation

Jesus is a transformer. He transformed the Old Testament from a Book of Laws to a Gospel of grace.  Read more

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