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Know God in a Year #73 Daring to Hope

08/02/2017

Leprosy was the kiss of death. And not only were you doomed, but the diagnosis came heavy with humiliation–everyone believed it was God’s judgment for sin. There were no exceptions, even priests and kings had to leave society and live only with other lepers. Most Lepers didn’t seek healing. That hadn’t happened since Elisha, centuries […]

Know God in a Year #122 Learning Acceptance

10/11/2016

After the confrontation in Capernaum, Jesus takes his disciples to the hills bordering Phoenicia for the rest he had hoped for on the north shore. But more importantly, he is putting himself in the path of a Greek Canaanite woman who is seeking him for her possessed daughter–creating another template for his disciples of God’s […]

Know God in a Year #73 Daring to Hope

08/03/2016

Leprosy was the kiss of death. And not only were you doomed, but the diagnosis came heavy with humiliation–everyone believed it was God’s judgment for sin. There were no exceptions, even priests and kings had to leave society and live only with other lepers. Most Lepers didn’t seek healing. That hadn’t happened since Elisha, centuries […]

#73 The Leper Hopes

07/23/2013

Leprosy was the kiss of death. And not only were you doomed, but the diagnosis came heavy with humiliation–everyone believed it was God’s judgment for sin. There were no exceptions, even priests and kings had to leave society and live only with other lepers. Most Lepers didn’t seek healing. That hadn’t happened since Elisha, centuries […]

#69 Teaching at Capernaum

07/17/2013

Jesus loved Capernaum. It came to be known as “his city” and its situation made a convenient center for his work. Being on the road that ran between Damascus, Jerusalem, Egypt and the Mediterranean, he couldĀ mingle with rich and poor, Jew or Gentile, eitherĀ in their leisure or their business. From here his words and works […]