Matthew 5:7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy." Who are we merciful to? Who are we not merciful to? Why does it matter? Obviously it matters because Jesus said so, here and in other places. Our salvation is hinged on being merciful to others. Jesus said in Matthew 6:15 right after … Continue reading Matthew 5:7, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”
Matthew 5:6 "Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied." God calls us to know, love and serve Him. He gives us this ability out of His infinite Love for us. This ability is called free will. The opposite of free will is not love, but rather would be … Continue reading Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.”
Matthew 5:4 "Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted." How do we conduct ourselves when we approach someone who just lost a loved one? There are some of us who handle themselves quite well. They know exactly what to say and at the right time. There are others that withdraw in fear … Continue reading Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
Mark 10:46-52 As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging. On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, "Jesus, son of David, have pity on me." And many rebuked him, telling … Continue reading October 28th, How bad do we want to see?
These days the majority of people in the world don't really give their salvation much of a thought. It's not too high on their priority list when everything is going great. It's not something they can see and hold in their hand. Worldly thoughts, worldly actions, we all get sucked into them, myself included. Jesus … Continue reading October 14th, Give up.
Cultural shifts and cultural norms don't happen overnight. They occur very slowly with the gradual acceptance of one ideal or practice and the gradual nonacceptance of another. The Setup One of the few qualities of Hollywood is that it can at times encapsulate cultural views of a contemporary era. For example, If you were to … Continue reading September 26th, Men, we have no one to blame but ourselves.
I guarantee that one of you who reads this will say, "Yeah but this is different" before the end of this. 2 Timothy 4: 1-5 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingly power: proclaim the word; … Continue reading September 24th, The Emperor’s “yeah-but”!