Marriage: What’s the big deal?

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Let marriage be honored among all and the marriage bed be kept undefiled, for God will judge the immoral and adulterers.   Heb. 13:4  

Why honor marriage? Why keep the marriage bed undefiled? Silly questions? Then why in the world are church statistics of divorce, the same as secular statistics?

It seems to me, that marriage has lost its honor and dignity that was given it by God, since it has not been accepted as a sacrament in this post-reformation era that has confused the teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and not only that, but the fact that we don’t truly understand what a covenant is.

Keeping the marriage bed undefiled is very important in the physical and the spiritual realm. In the physical realm we have given ourselves to the other in the covenantal and sacramental oath of matrimony. In the spiritual realm we have entered…

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Lenten Reflection Week 6: John 19:30

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When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit.

With just one more week left in this Lenten season, let us take a moment and look back on what we’ve finished/accomplished.

Jesus had a mission, a purpose, a goal He had to complete. Yet, He did many other things on His way to accomplish His goal. Jesus never lost sight of His main objective, but set an example of service for us to follow. An example of living for a purpose and with a purpose.

When Jesus uttered these words, “It is finished“, He knew He had fulfilled all the work His Father had sent Him to do (John 4:34, Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of the One who sent me and to finish His work” )…

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Lenten Reflection Week 5: John 19:28

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After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the scripture might be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I thirst .

This has been mentioned as fulfilled prophesy from Psalm 22:16 and/or Psalm 69:22. Jesus’ physical thirst is described vividly in 22:16, “As dry as a potsherd [a pottery fragment or a piece of sun-baked clay] is my throat; my tongue sticks to my palate;…”

As I pondered this for our fifth week of Lenten reflections, I thought about this thirst. Is it with this kind of thirst that Jesus commands us to ” hunger and thirst for righteousness” (Matt. 5:6)? I believe it is.

I also thought back to earlier in John’s gospel when he quoted Jesus, “Let anyone who thirsts come to Me and drink..” (John 7:37) and that lead me to the Revelation of John, in which he writes of what one of the…

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