The Rich Young Ruler

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Parable And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is a good, save one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false […]

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Lamb Of God

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There is a long period in Jesus’ life—after he taught in the temple at age twelve and before he declared his ministry—that remains unknown. We can assume that as a Jew, Jesus would have taken part in the centuries-old Passover ritual. At twelve he would have been considered a member of the community and expected […]

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Without Purse Or Scrip

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Early in His ministry, the Savior called His disciples to go forth and preach his word. These were largely fishermen with little money. They must have worried how they would provide for themselves and their families as they left to go and preach. Calming their fears Jesus said, “Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass […]

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Come And See

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When I began this painting in April 2008, I paid little attention to the stock market or the world at large. Who could have imagined then that we would witness the implosion of the world’s economic systems, the collapse of century-old institutions, and the loss of millions of people’s life savings. It seemed everything we […]

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Even Superman Needs A Dad

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Driving through a parking lot, I saw a boy and his father coming out of a store. The boy was imagining himself as a mighty hero, but he looked at his father with more admiration than any hero is likely to receive. Right then, I knew I had to paint “Even Superman Needs a Dad.” […]

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Even Superman Needs A Mom

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Last week I fought a dragon strong Then climbed a castle wall. Too bad I fell from off the roof Mom´s flowers broke my fall. Then yesterday, I sailed to sea The pirates at the door. Too bad the tub was just too small To keep the ocean off the floor. Today, I launched a […]

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The Widow’s Mites

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“Jesus…beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites… And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast more in, than […]

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To Fulfill All Righteousness

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Christ was perfect and did not need baptism for forgiveness of sins. Yet, the Father commanded that all men must be baptized to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. In perfect humility, Christ submitted to the will of the Father and was baptized. Anyone who knows me will tell you I am stubborn and I like […]

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Where Are The Nine

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I remember a time I worked on a school project for one of my children. At its conclusion they grabbed the project and ran from the house to catch the bus. There was no time for thanks, no time for gratitude. When Christ healed the ten lepers, only one came back to give thanks. He […]

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Ye Are The Light Of The World

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Speaking to His followers, the Savior taught, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick… Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, […]

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