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The Baptism of Jesus

Happy Epiphany! Reflections for The Baptism of Jesus: I'm sorry this blog post is late, but it's still the Season of Epiphany. On Sunday January 12, 2020, we celebrated the Baptism of Jesus. The Baptism of Jesus always follows the Feast of the Epiphany aka the Visitation of the Wise Men aka Magi to the Christ Child. The Feast of Epiphany is always January 6th and the Baptism of Jesus is always the Sunday afterwards in Western Christianity. Eastern Christianity celebrates the Baptism of Jesus on January 6th. Jesus wanted to set a good example for His Disciples and for us. Even though Jesus did not need water Baptism to be saved, as we do, since He is equally God...

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Epiphany and Abortion

Happy Epiphany! Epiphany Reflections: The Wise Men aka Magi aka "Three Kings" visited the Christ Child and His parents, the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph the Guardian of Jesus, on January 6th many centuries ago in Roman-occupied Israel. These Wise Men were not actually "Three Kings" in spite of the awesome hymn We Three Kings. The Wise Men aka Magi were Middle Eastern Pagan scholars, who studied the stars. Yahweh decided to catch their attention with the Star of Bethlehem. The Wise Men aka Magi were so impressed with the Star of Bethlehem, that they had to follow it to find the Newborn King of the Jews, Who was Jesus the Messiah. They traveled to Jerusalem probably with a large caravan...

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January 2020 Events at Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Lima, Ohio

Happy Epiphany! Since I decided to only have this website and shutdown ohiobookmart.com, I decided to make ads for Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS), where I'm an active member, as blog posts. About: Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS) is a conservative and Confessional Lutheran congregation in The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). We celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday and for most major holy days. We believe, teach, and confess, that Jesus died to save every single person from death, Hell, the grave, Satan, Satan's demons, Original Sin from Adam and Eve, and their own personal sins. We believe, teach, and confess, that there are only two Sacraments and those two Sacraments are Holy Baptism and Holy Communion. We believe, teach, and confess the Holy...

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Ohio Irish Lutheran Press' 2019 Year in Review and Thank Yous!

Happy Christmas and Happy New Year! Reflections: Christmas has twelve days from December 25th to January 5th. Christmas like 2019 is coming to a close sadly. I will be reflecting on Christmas and the year 2019 in review in this blog post. PLEASE do NOT take your Christmas Tree until January 5, 2020, January 6, 2020, January 7, 2020, or any other day after the 7th of January! Western Christmas is a 12 Day Festival filled with holy days and great Bible readings starting on Christmas Day (December 25th) and ending on the Twelfth Day of Christmas (January 5th). The Feast of Epiphany is on January 6th, but Western Christians and Eastern Christians aka Orthodox Christians are divided on what...

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"Angels we Have Heard On High" --The Hymn and OIL Press Angel Statues

Happy Christmas! Angel and Christmas Reflections: Let us talk about Angels. Angels are male spirits and spiritual warriors. Angels also serve Yahweh, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit as choir members in the Angelic Choirs in Heaven. An Angel Host is a spiritual army working for Yahweh, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit in Their people's on going warfare with Satan and Satan's demons. Many people love to have angel statues sitting around their houses and gardens. These angel statues are cute and they make houses and gardens cozy, but they are females. Technically angel statues should be males, since real angels are male spirits. Having female angel statues, however, is symbolic of virginity and pure and holy women. Female angels are symbolic...

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