Mercy and Not Sacrifice

7 If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. 8 For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” 9 Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, 10 and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges … Continue reading Mercy and Not Sacrifice

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Don’t Be Passive in Your Faith

20 Then Jesus began to denounce the towns in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent. 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. … Continue reading Don’t Be Passive in Your Faith

Throw Out Spiritual Garbage

The Heavy Burden We can no longer remain as the people that we were before Christ, the moment we accepted Him as our Lord and Savior.  That is because that person is weighed down by the damaged caused by our sin.  They are like a sprinter trying to win a race wearing ankle weights, wrist … Continue reading Throw Out Spiritual Garbage

Finding True Peace

34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn “‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law— 36 a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’ 37 “Anyone who loves their father … Continue reading Finding True Peace

Time is Running Out

Time is nearly up for this fallen world, For this wicked earth, the clock's ticking. The Lord is coming to bring judgement, His wrath is on its way to consume all. Upon the wicked, He will condemn, Punishment is coming upon all who rebel. Yet God offers mercy to this fallen earth, Upon sinful mankind, … Continue reading Time is Running Out

Being Remembered

Leaving a Legacy Many years ago, I attended the funeral of my cousin Sammie.  It was a moving memorial service, but what really impacted me the most was the large audience who came to pay their respects.  The testimonials that people gave for my cousin also revealed to me that he made a great impact … Continue reading Being Remembered

God’s Criteria for Success

9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. 10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw … Continue reading God’s Criteria for Success

Transformed by God

The Proof of Salvation When a person accepts Christ as their Lord and Savior, not only are they forgiven of their sins, but they are also given the Holy Spirit as a proof of their salvation.  However, once a person has been saved from their sin, what is left for them to do?  The answer … Continue reading Transformed by God

The Cost of Discipleship

18 When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake. 19 Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” 20 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place … Continue reading The Cost of Discipleship

Work is a Gift of God

Feelings About Work Do you enjoy the work that you do?  Some people actually enjoy the things they do, while others long for Friday because that would mean the work week is over.  What is the purpose of work? Reasons to Work Some people view work as means of survival.  If we do not work, … Continue reading Work is a Gift of God