The receding Heart of the church … (10/31/16)

Luke 15:20 … While we were still far off (10/31/16)

“But while he was still far off, his Father saw him and was filled with Compassion; and ran out to put his arms around him and kiss him.” ~ Jesus (Luke 15:20)   This is the most important verse from one of Jesus’ most important parables — The Parable of the Prodigal Son (see Luke […]

Paul, the Pharisee … (10/30/16)

Mark 9:23 … All things can be Done (10/30/16)

“If you are able, all things can be done for one who Believes.” ~ Jesus (Mark 9:23)   This verse can be quite misleading (and has indeed misled more than a few) until one remembers how Jesus actually believed about Belief.  You see, for Jesus at least, Belief had nothing at all to do with […]

Paul’s great confusions … (10/29/16)

P.S.  If any of you will ever undertake to humbly & deeply delve into the New Testament scriptures, it will become readily apparent that Paul not only had no idea who Jesus was or what Jesus’ ministry was all about, but also that Paul actually ended up (unwittingly, I presume) directly OPPOSING the vast majority […]

James 1:21-22 … Welcoming the Word (10/29/16)

“Welcome with meekness the implanted Word that has the Power to save your Souls … Be Doers of that Word, and not mere hearers who deceive themselves.” ~ James (James 1:21-22)   Ahhh, God bless “James the Just” … It is no wonder that Jesus held him in such incredibly high regard (see Gospel of […]

Jesus and “the Dragon” … (10/28/16)

John 20:22-23 … Receiving the Holy Spirit (10/28/16)

“He breathed on them and said: Receive the Holy Spirit. If you Forgive the sins of any, they are Forgiven them. If you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” ~ Jesus (John 20:22-23)   It is extremely important to keep in mind here that Jesus was a firm & indeed an avid believer […]

Paul’s creation: the Gospel of Jesus … (10/27/16)

Ephesians 5:13-14 …When all becomes Visible (10/27/16)

“Everything exposed by the Light becomes visible, for everything that becomes visible IS Light.” ~ unknown (Ephesians 5:13-14)   This passage has two primary levels of Meaning:  the material level – where everything (including matter itself) is indeed composed of various condensations of light (reminding us that we are indeed all literally One), and the […]

Listening to deeds … (10/26/16)