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”!
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…
I am going out of my comfort zone today because I have always had a tough time reading the Old Testament prophets. But this passage popped up in my morning prayers this morning and kind of smacked me on the back of the head. It's something I have always had trouble with. Ezekiel 2:16-21 "After … Continue reading September 17, Tell the horse about the water.
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.