Don’t Bother Me With the Facts

  Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.”  John 9:39 Read John 9:18-41 “I say, I say, don’t bother me with the facts son, I’ve already made up my mind.” A bit of wisdom from one of …

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Is That Too Much to Ask?

“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I command you this day for your good? Deuteronomy …

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It’s Not About You

“Do not say in your heart, after the Lord your God has thrust them out before you, ‘It is because of my righteousness that the Lord has brought me in to possess this land’; whereas it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is driving them out before you.” Deuteronomy 9:4 Read Deut. 9:4-12 When I was …

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How’s Your Memory?

  “Take heed lest you forget the Lord your God, by not keeping his commandments and his ordinances and his statutes, which I command you this day: Deuteronomy 8:11 Read Deut. 8:11-20 Leon, an elderly man in our church of blessed memory, used to go around handing out $2 bills to people, always with a big smile …

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Don’t Just Say It – Do It!

Nevertheless, you have done well that you shared in my distress. 15 Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only.  Philippians 4:14-15 Words can be full of feeling, but empty of meaning. Ever been told …

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Raised from the Ashes: Holy Week Monday

17 And he taught, and said to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.” Mark 11:17 Read Mark 11:12-25 Is Your Temple Clean? When I was younger, and was beginning to study the meaning of scripture, …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent – Day 28

27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.   1 Cor. 12:27 Read 1 Cor. 12:27-13:3 The Perfect Body For a society that is quite preoccupied with our bodies, we seem to know little about our true body. From advertising images to social media, marketing campaigns always show us images of …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent – Day 27

“33 But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter, and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not on the side of God, but of men.”   Mark 8:33 Read Mark 8:27-9:1 What Side Are You On? Have you ever found yourself on the wrong side of an argument, when you knew you had …

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