Watch out! Dove?

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~ Matthew 3 ~ Judean wilderness… “The LORD is coming!! Refresh your thinking and get washed.” “Vipers? Fruitless trees? Fire!” “Dunking for rethinking allegiances is one thing. He will immerse you in Spirit & fire! Keep the good, get rid of the worthless…”   Yeshua, which means “The Lord is salvation”, says he is ready to be dunked. “What? How can this be?” He goes into the water. He rises out of the water. Heaven opens and the Spirit descends. A fiery phoenix? No. A gentle dove. God’s anointing symbol points …

Learning the Gospel of Matthew at 17th Street Church

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Jesus is revealed strategically in the Gospels.  Using the overviews from JoinTheBibleProject [Matthew Part 1 & Part 2], we will study strategically. Our goal is similar to what is described in Psalm 1. By meditating day and night we begin to thrive like a tree planted by a living stream. We will be blessed. And as we know from Geneses 12:2,3 and Exodus 19:6– God blesses people to bless others, to serve as the King’s priests, connecting people to God and others. ~ 17thStreetChurch How can we prepare for encounter Jesus through …

Beauty > Ugliness

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I admit it. I am weak. I’ve always hated the fact that I live in a world where ugliness at a soulish level is rewarded and celebrated. I tried to be hard, harsh, unconcerned about the vulnerable, but I could not sustain it. I was changed. Since then I have been seeking community that will not give into ugliness; even when it means sacrifices of power, popularity, and wealth.   In my weakness I am sad. I’m saddened watching ugliness exalted as a means of fighting other forms of ugliness. There is no beauty in this, just variations …