The Great Commandments are our Greatest Failures

Through only one sentence, Yeshua establishes a brand new theological system, based only on empathy, compassion, and devotion to God and each other. There is no mention of “self”, it all about loving God and everyone else.

Simple, clean, beautiful, and perfect.

… and how we screw it up.

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Sunday Devotion: The Simple Matter of “Christ Conscience”

Christ taught us the conscience of God. If something does not express love, do not do it.

So while God may be in all things, not all things are beneficial or divine by association. They must be made so, through the act of restorative love.

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Daily Devotion: Made Right with God By Not Obeying the Law

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16. Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law. For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law.”

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Daily Devotion: When “Devotion” Leads to Sin

Bible Readings for Saturday February 12th, 2011 – The 6th Week of Epiphany *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Psalm 119:1-8 1. Happy are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD. 2. Happy are those who keep his decrees, who seek him with their whole heart, […]

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Sunday Devotion: For the Glory of… God?

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Bible Readings for Sunday February 6th, 2011 – The 5th Week of Epiphany *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Isaiah 58:1-9a [9b-12] 1. Shout out, do not hold back! Lift up your voice like a trumpet! Announce to my people their rebellion, to the house of Jacob their sins. 2. Yet day […]

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Daily Devotion: “God has no understanding” – A weekend experiment.

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Bible Readings for Saturday February 5th, 2011 – The 5th Week of Epiphany *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Psalm 112:1-9 [10] 1. Praise the LORD! Happy are those who fear the LORD, who greatly delight in his commandments. 2. Their descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the […]

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Daily Devotion: Keeping Grace to Ourselves

Bible Readings for Wednesday January 19th, 2011 – The 2nd Week of Epiphany *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Psalm 40:6-17 6. Sacrifice and offering you do not desire, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required. 7. Then I said, “Here I […]

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The Ultimate Commandments – Love, Traffic Jams and Jesus

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In general, humans don’t like change. It can be painful and trying. In fact, we hate it. But sometimes, no matter how painful, we need change. Even if we can’t fully understand the reasons why at this moment. And now I present a really strained metaphor that I will insist on using throughout this piece: […]

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