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    The Meaning of Pentecost

    The name Pentecost comes from the Greek pentkoste, meaning the fiftieth day after the resurrection. The historical significance is derived from the law being given to Moses on the fiftieth day after the exodus from Egypt (Exodus 19). The harvest is concluded at that time also. Pentecost was celebrated over a period of seven complete weeks after the Passover (Leviticus 23:15-16). Christ was crucified over the Passover weekend, Pentecost is celebrated seven weeks after Easte_. ( The last lette w_n’t w_te). In m_dern times, much false doctrine has been created about Pentecost, including speakng in tongues and the baptism of the Holy Spirit. (sometimes lette_s wk ths m_ _n_ng, m_stly…

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    Opening Up the Economy

    This week’s blog is short, because even though the Internet is back on in my apartment complex, the router is unstable and suffers from frequent disruptions of service. This happened last week and the last two paragraphs of the blog didn’t post. Then service went out altogether. Much of the US and Europe is opening up from the lock down. Too soon for safety, I think. However, there are economic factors to consider. The economy cannot remain shut down for much longer. Already some large department stores that were suffering financially before the pandemic have now filed for bankruptcy. And, many small local businesses have new signs in the windows…

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    A Tribute to Mothers

    Today is Mother’s Day. It’s celebrated on the second Sunday of May each year. Anna Jarvis started Mother’s Day in 1905, and it was first celebrated at the St. Andrews Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, in 1908 which is the year Anna Jarvis died. The U.S. Congress denied making the holiday official in 1911, but within several years all states held celebrations and a few made Mother’s Day an official state holiday. Mothers are often mentioned in the Bible. Eve was the first mother of course, though Genesis talks around the issue of Eve’s motherhood. The most prominent mother in the Bible is Mary the mother of Jesus. It’s…

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    What is Your Legacy?

    Most pastors, evangelists, and Christian teachers talk about converting the unsaved to Christ, or how a person who is a Christian should live their life. Some speak to witnessing and evangelism. These are all excellent and valid topics that need emphasizing and explaining. The one topic I don’t hear or see Christian leaders expounding on is the Christian’s legacy, what he or she is going to leave behind them when they go on to meet Jesus in heaven. Much secular attention is paid to having a good will so that what worldly possessions one has accumulated will be distributed among relatives and friends according to the wishes of the deceased.…