John the Baptist was born to bear witness that Jesus was the Christ. (John 1:6-8) Like Jeremiah before him, while he was yet in the womb the Almighty anointed him to prepare the way of salvation for Israel. (Jeremiah 1:4-5; Luke 1:13-17) And what a dramatic witness he made. For he came to his calling as if he were the last of the Old Testament prophets. (Luke 16:16) Certainly, he must have looked the part the day he burst from the bare Judean hills -- his long hair streaming, his black eyes
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.