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 “The Model of the Godly Life!” By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”     -Ephesians 5:1-2 Last week’s column ended with the recognizing of …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “Down With Jesus!” “The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.  He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “Jesus Loved His Momma!” “When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he said to his mother, Woman, behold your son! Then he said to the disciple, ‘Behold your mother!’ And from that hour that disciple took her unto his …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “On Contemplativeness” “This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved.  In quietness and confidence is your strength…”     – Isaiah 30:15 When was the last time you asked someone a …

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BY REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “On Instruction” Shall not the ancient ones teach you, and tell you, and utter words out of their heart?  – Job 8:10 One thing I’ve learned about myself in this life is that I can act out in a bold and brash way.  Sometimes it’s …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “Missing the Mark!” “…for all have sinned… falling short of the glory of God…” – Romans 3:23 Sinners and saints.  Good guys and bad ones. Friend or foe.  Winners and losers.  In or out?  Faithful or faith-less.  My, how we love to make distinctions. Oh, …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “Resurrection—life’s second chance!” “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.” –     1 …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  ‘Missio Dei’ — The Mission of God “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying:  Who should I send?  Who will go for Us? I said:  Here I am. Send me.” – Isaiah 6:8 I’m writing this post the week before Holy Week… so… …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  On Tradition “Love God, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all that’s in you, love him with all you’ve got!” – Deuteronomy 6:5 (The Message) And Jesus added this… “…you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  – Leviticus 19:18 First off… a blessed …