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About aliveintheword

Missouri, USA Married to Marty, 45 years 2 sons (with 2 daughers-in-law) and 2 granddaughters Life dedicated to serving Jesus Christ and delivering the Good News

Good (Redemption) Friday

Today is Good Friday, also known as Redemption Friday. This acknowledges the day that that all believers in our Lord, Jesus Christ, were redeemed for our sins.A youngster that I work with asked me what it meant to be “redeemed.” … Continue reading

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Michael, I HATE your Good Friday sermons.

Originally posted on ChristianBlessings:
During the weeks before she passed away, my Pastor’s mom had the opportunity to share many things with her family. Michael has passed along some very personal, insightful moments. Much of it is quite humorous. As…

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A king, My King?

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On that first Palm Sunday, the day of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the people waived their palm leaves and laid down their cloaks. They were welcoming a king! Today, Palm Sunday, waving our palm leaves…

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Tough Issues of Christianity – “Who do you say I am?”

Originally posted on ChristianBlessings:
In this blog of the “Tough Issues of Christianity” series, we will examine one of the longest standing and most controversial issues of the Christian Faith. The purpose of this blog is not to solicit responses,…

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Before the Rooster Crows: Do we give Peter a bad rap?

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The Apostle Peter is widely remembered for his denial of Jesus on the night of His arrest. Jesus had predicted this denial: Matthew 26:34-35 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night,…

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Was your Easter ham kosher?

Was your Easter ham kosher? Last week, I asked this of many customers as they purchased a ham for their Easter feast. Huh… A KOSHER ham! Never heard of such a thing. Old Moshe would be rolling in his grave, … Continue reading

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A Hill with THREE Crosses… Which one is yours? (reblog)

Originally posted on ChristianBlessings:
This is re-blogged from November, 2010. This is Holy Week. No better time to ponder the questions raised here: All four of the Gospels talk about the three crosses on the hill of Golgotha: John 9:18:…

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Come to the Table. Coming together to give thanks.

Originally posted on ChristianBlessings:
Holy Communion or The Eucharist is one of the two Christian sacraments initiated by Jesus Himself. We will be celebrating this sacrament on Maundy Thursday. The sacrament comes from what we today call The last Supper…

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Maundy Thursday

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Maundy Thursday is an often overlooked and misunderstood day in Holy Week. It is the day before Good Friday. The word maundy comes from the Latin mandatum from which we get the word mandate. This refers…

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Passover: The Fifth Cup of the Seder – The Cup of Elijah

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As the Seder nears its conclusion, the anticipation and excitement grow. Attendees each pour a bit of their wine into a cup, the Cup of Elijah the Prophet. The front door is opened. The cup is…

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