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The Humble Jesus

Publication:Pastoral Letter, December 2018 Dear Friend in Christ: This month brings us to the celebration of Jesus’ miraculous birth, “Joy to the World!” It is a joyful season of carols, Christmas trees, giving gifts, family, and wonderful meals. Much of what we will do and the date that we celebrate will have little to do [...]

Self-Denial: Not the Same as Denying Yourself

[Part 8] The third and final temptation of Christ in the wilderness was a blatant appeal to self-exaltation.  Satan offered Jesus the kingdoms of the world if Jesus would just worship him.  Jesus replied, “Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve” [...]

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Inward View of Self

[Part 6] Inward view of self has replaced the soul in the postmodern person.  People no longer talk of themselves as souls created in the image of God but as selves seeking fulfillment.  This resulted from the disconnect created by belief in evolution.  Evolution disconnects the world around us and within us from the world [...]

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