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Bad Girls of the Bible – Mrs. Potiphar, pt.2

This story has an interesting life after the Scriptures. In later rabbinic literature and in the Koran, this story is reworked with some of the gaps in the Biblical narratives filled in or changed.
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Bad Girls of the Bible – Introduction

She says that when she became a Christian and began studying the women of the Bible she failed to identify with the saintly women of the Bible. But, as she writes, “Something clicked inside of me when I happened upon Jezebel.”
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Ponder These Things – Praying with Icons of the Virgin. pt.1

The first Icon is the Hodegetria – she who shows the way. This Icon creates a circular movement. The Virgin gestures towards the Child, introducing her son to us and pointing us away from herself. The Child gazes at Mary’s face giving loving attention to someone besides himself.
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Jude vv.24-25

Jude tells us, that in Christ, we too are being made perfect so that we too may stand upright in the presence of God’s glory so that we too will be without blemish.
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Jude vv.20-21

Jude is one of the few places in the New Testament where the persons of the Trinity are explictly mentioned together and their unique role is explained.
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Jude vv.1-16

In his letter, Jude gives us the example of three groups of people who incurred divine judgment and three examples of corrupt teachers all within the Old Testament.
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