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Va'etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23 - 7:11), Shabbat Nachamu

Happy Tu B’Av!  If you recall Tu Bishvat and Tisha B’Av, you should be able to figure out that Tu B’Av means “15th day of the month of Av,” which is today, July 31, 2015.  1,103 more words

August 2015

As I was preparing the series of sermons on the Ten Commandments I came across this poem by Elton Trueblood:

    Above all else love God alone; Bow down to neither wood or stone. 365 more words

Johns Jottings

Psalm 14: "The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God' "

This is another Psalm of David. Most of the Psalm is dedicated to God looking down on a world of men who do not seek God. 398 more words



We’re comparing a world with the Ten Commandments and without the Ten Commandments.    What difference does it make?

Briefly,  bottom-lining it here tonight:    it seems that the foundation of the Second Commandment is Respect – a commonly available human attitude.   498 more words


Making a Nation Out of a Mob, Part 4 (The Covenant & the Cross #75)


Today’s passage of Scripture is Exodus 32:1-4 which reads: “And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him… And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. 213 more words



Before I go on to the next Commandment, and then imagining what it would be like without it,  I want to tell you where I got the word from. 567 more words

2015 Issues