“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28 NIV Sorry, but Christ Matters, Love Matters, Faith Matters, The Cross Matters. Human made divisions don’t. If we are more interested in hashtags, causes and labels then people, love and unity then maybe we need to look at our … Continue reading God May Not Be a #BLM Supporter
This week I had an interesting encounter at my support group I go to. Yes I go to a support group. Yes, I have mental health and life issues and I need help. That’s life, deal with it. Now at my group I meet all sorts of people which is awesome. The people range from traditional Christian, Muslim and discouraged agnostics. Our paths are varied … Continue reading One Way!… Not Sure.
In a society becoming more secular, are we not seeing the open doors? Are we now concerned with the comfort of the saved at the cost of the work of the Gospel? This is the mission field, we have been born into the mission field, comfort is behind us. Let’s go for the work of God. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/gospel-opportunities-opposition/ (Steve McAlpine, Gospel Coalition) Continue reading Repost: Want Gospel Opportunities? Embrace Opposition.
Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. Romans 4:20-21 NIV YouVersion My very is that “we will be strengthened in faith and [be] fully convinced that what He [has] promised, He [is] able to perform”. Unless … Continue reading Foundations
Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast. “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old … Continue reading Spilled Wine
A Faith Divided, A God Defined “Whoever, then, acknowledges me before people, I will acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever denies me before people, I will deny him also before my Father in heaven. “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set … Continue reading A Faith Divided
O Jesus, meek and humble of heart,help me put my self-importance asideto learn the kind of cooperation with othersthat makes possible the presence of your Father’s household. Amen. Adapted from a prayer by Rafael,Cardinal Merry Del Val, 1865–1930 Continue reading Humilty
A reflection after a Christmas sermon. I often look at the Nativity scene on cards and in windows and wonder if people know how far it is from the reality. The real birthplace of Jesus had less to do with an English stable then with a third world animal shed. The noise and smell would make a modern midwife gag. Then, there’s the blood and … Continue reading Have Yourself a Messy Little Christmas
When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him, “See that you tell no one; but go … Continue reading Touched