Category Archives: religion

Mixing up the Messenger and Master

After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized. Now John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were coming … Continue reading

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Setting Aside the Sabbath

On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw … Continue reading

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Lessons by the Lake

Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at … Continue reading

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Blasphemy

Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled. 58 But Peter followed him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest. He … Continue reading

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Adopted Stones

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And … Continue reading

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Eddying Out at the Confluence

“He [Bilbo] used often to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary. ‘It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,’ … Continue reading

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Swept Away Part II

“I will sweep away everything from the face of the earth,” declares the Lord . “I will sweep away both man and beast; I will sweep away the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea— and the … Continue reading

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Dry Springs

Therefore this is what the Lord says: “See, I will defend your cause and avenge you; I will dry up her sea and make her springs dry.   Babylon will be a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals, an object … Continue reading

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Unfilled Jars

This is the word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought:   “Judah mourns, her cities languish; they wail for the land, and a cry goes up from Jerusalem.   The nobles send their servants for water; they go … Continue reading

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Water Streams from Our Eyelids

“I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals; and I will lay waste the towns of Judah so no one can live there.” Who is wise enough to understand this? Who has been instructed by the … Continue reading

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