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The Hubble Telescope has given us far-reaching views of the universe, but the Hubble itself has its own remarkable story. When the first images from Hubble were received in 1990, NASA scientists realized there was a very small, but significant flaw in the mirror. NASA was able to correct this mistake so Hubble could send amazing images from […]

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Some promises are made without much thought. “See you next Tuesday for lunch.” We intend to follow through but something more important might interfere with our plans or we may even forget! Sometimes we make very significant promises, like in our marriage vows, that we fully intend to keep but for a variety of reasons we […]

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Are you familiar with The Ten Commandments?  It’s remarkable that right actions toward God and man can be summed up in these ten rules or commandments. *EPIC is used to describe poems that are lengthy; however, it also means something that is of grand scope. Any task of great magnitude may be called “epic.” Something […]

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#9 Music ~ a universal language

I admire people who can sing.  Even though I am not musical, I understand how music speaks to us.  Music can fill in the gaps in a movie to make us frightened or it can bring us great relaxation. The book of Psalms (pronounced salms ~ the “p” is silent) contains many poems and songs […]

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#10 How do you celebrate Christmas?

One of the most famous Christmas stories in the English language is “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. It tells of a man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who was very stingy with his money, and who hated Christmas. But in the story he is visited by three “spirits” in a dream: the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, who […]

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Do you believe in miracles?

Message:  Mark 6:1-6a     Jesus Returns to Nazareth After the miraculous raising from the dead of Jairus’ daughter, where did Jesus go ~ ?  (verse 1) Even though the people were amazed at Jesus’ teaching in the synagogue, what was their reaction to him?  (verse 3) How did Jesus explain this reaction toward him? […]

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Jesus Lived a Sinless Life

Jesus lived a sinless life ~ he never sinned against God or man. From our every day life and our personal experiences, we are well aware of our inability to keep the spirit of the law and the letter of the law. Many times we compare ourselves to others and think that we are not […]

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Three Most Important Words in the Bible

The Bible contains fewer than 800,000 words ~ all of them pointing to a life and a moment in time.  For Christians we have made that life and that moment in time personal. The life is Jesus and the moment in time is when he died on the cross for our sins. Death by crucifixion was […]

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Jesus Christ Our Passover Lamb

In order for us to fully appreciate and comprehend Jesus dying on the cross, it is important to know the meaning of Passover. The purpose of Christ’s sacrifice is revealed by understanding a critical time in the life of the nation of Israel when they were slaves in Egypt. How did the sons of Jacob go from being highly […]

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Remember the Cross

The first documented use of crucifixion was by the Persians in 400 BC. The Romans started using this method of execution around 100 BC. A Roman citizen could not be crucified except for treason. Psalm 22:1-18 was written by David about 1000 BC. It accurately describes the death of the Messiah by crucifixion several hundred […]

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