Christmas is coming! As the song says, "It's the most wonderful time of the year". It's the time of the year when for many, we can put aside some of our petty differences and share some "Christmas cheer" with people around us. We seem to be a little bit more generous in donating to worth … Continue reading December 5th, Tis the Season and here’s a reason.
Matthew 5:10 "Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." I got nothing today. I really don't know how I could write anything to this one simple verse. But I did think of a few reflective questions for you to ponder. How do you define "doing … Continue reading Matthew 5:10 “Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:9 " Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." It's not easy to be a good and faithful Christian these days. Society is so set against Christian teaching and Christian living to the point that Christians are once again the outcasts, even persecuted Even among our own loved ones. All … Continue reading Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Matthew 5:8 " "Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God." We wash our hands, our face, our hair, our bodies, behind our ears but do we wash our hearts? Obviously we really can't open ourselves up and scrub our heart and put it back. Who are the clean or pure of … Continue reading Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.”
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.”
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.