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The Wise Men Never Met Baby Jesus

Nativity Scene

Hallmark Got It Wrong There is a sentimental and moving play by Hallmark (Ahmal and the Night Visitors) that has the Wise Men arriving in Jerusalem the night of the birth of Jesus. It is sweet, moving and completely wrong according to the Biblical narrative. We know that the Babe was born in the stable, […]

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MKE 2019 Week 2

Members are digging and feeling swamped but enthusiastic. They are working on their Definite Major Purpose (DMP), which they will create over several weeks. The first week was practice putting into words what they want. For some it is the first time they have ever done that nad it can be scary. This second week, they […]

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Who Is Responsible?

Parable of the Shepherd

Salvation The Bible is pretty clear that this is God’s idea:. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave […]

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What do I Mean?

Thoughts in the brain

I call this category non-religious religion. What exactly is that? The dictionary defines religion as a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe. Of course, it goes on to add some qualifiers as here: noun a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered […]

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Faith in Action

Men on Roof

Origins of Faith You recall that thoughts attached to feelings produce belief. Beliefs lead to action as in this passage from the Bible. 3 And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. 4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered […]

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MKE 2018 Week 24 – Promises

promised rainbow

Promises in the Bible In the Questions and Answers at the end of Lesson 24, we find this interesting statement: You will also be able to say, “It is not I that doeth the works, but the ‘Father’ that dwelleth within me, He doeth the works.” You will come to know that the “Father” is […]

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MKE 2018 Week 22 – Seeds

Apple Seeds

In Lesson 22, Mr. Haanel tells us that thoughts are spiritual seeds. In Part Twenty-two you will find that thoughts are spiritual seeds, which, when planted in the subconscious mind, have a tendency to sprout and grow, but unfortunately the fruit is frequently not to our liking. Linking Thoughts about Seeds This is not unlike […]

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Jesus’ Parables You and Father

Union

Three Parables I’m going to examine some stories that Jesus used when teaching. People seem to think that Jesus used stories to make thing clear, but that is not what He said about them. In Matthew 13, we read that the disciples specifically asked Him about the stories. Here’s what he said: 10 And the […]

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