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.”
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.
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”!
Matthew 9:9-13 As Jesus passed by, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, "Follow me." And he got up and followed him. While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples. The Pharisees saw this … Continue reading September 21, Saints and Sinners Eating At The Same Table.
1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13 "Brothers and sisters: Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts. But I shall show you a still more excellent way. If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend … Continue reading September 19th, The greatest…
Mark 8:27-35 "Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" They said in reply, "John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of the prophets." And he asked them, "But who do you say that I am?" … Continue reading September 16th, “But who do you say that I am”? Reflecting on this Sunday’s Gospel reading.
I want to preface today's post with this little paragraph. You will find no place filled with more hate, contempt, rancor, loathing, hostility, enmity than a news outlet's Facebook comment box. Just look at a comments box for someone that was arrested and there's already a trial with no evidence in the comments box and … Continue reading September 13th, Don’t Judge!