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From the Bookshelf: The Year of Living Biblically, by A. J. Jacobs

During a recent visit, my wife’s cousin distributed some books which she had read.  She handed me A. J. Jacob’s, The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible.  “You’re the only … Continue reading

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 36: Paul’s Elevation to the Third Heaven

2 Timothy 4:7 – 8 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will aware … Continue reading

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 35: Martyrdom of St. Paul

Eusebius (263-339 ACE), Ecclesiastical History, Book II, Chapter XXV The persecution under Nero, in which Paul and Peter were honored with martyrdom in the cause of religion at Rome. But Nero now having the government firmly established under him, and henceforth plunging … Continue reading

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 34: Peter and Paul say Farewell

2 Peter 3:14 – 16 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.  Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as … Continue reading

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 33: Paul in the Mamertine Prison

Philippians 1:12 – 14 Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel.  As a result,  it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard, and to everyone else … Continue reading

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 32: Paul in Roman

Acts 28:17 – 31 Three days later he called together the leaders of the Jews.  When they had assembld, Paul said to them: “My brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or against the customs of our ancestors, … Continue reading

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 31: Paul Meets Rome’s Christians

Acts 28:11 – 16 After three months we put out to sea in a ship that had wintered in the island.  It was an Alexandrian ship with the figurehead of the twin gods Castor and Pollux.  We put in at … Continue reading

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