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First Sunday in Lent: The Temptation of Jesus

When we read this scripture in a worldly way we examine rationally each temptation to find its meaning. What is the meaning of changing the stones into bread, but to feed Himself? What is the meaning of leaping off the top of the Temple, but to show His Power and satisfy His ego? What is the meaning of being given all the Kingdoms of the world, but to satisfy His need for material things? We have found the three meanings as to why Satan tempted Him. That is it. We are done here, on to the rest of the Lenten Season. Just a minute! There is still another question that the rational cannot grasp.  Read more

Lent I Mark 1:9-15. The Kingdom of God has come near

Why did Jesus tell this story among so many others He could have told? Remember, all of the Gospel Scripture is what others saw Jesus do or say. This is the only Scripture where Jesus tells us what He did. After all, He and Satan were the only ones there in the Wilderness.  Read more

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

The phrase “lead us not into temptation” is a puzzle to some. They wonder why God would lead us into temptation. They are working with the theory first and then the action. Think about it. When we are not being tempted there is a different answer to the question than when we are being tempted.  Read more

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