Where Are You? They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, … Continue reading Where are You?
Christian Values For learning about wisdom and instruction, for understanding words of insight, for gaining instruction in wise dealing, righteousness, justice, and equity; to teach shrewdness to the simple, knowledge and prudence to the young – let the wise also hear and gain in learning, and the discerning acquire skill, to understand a proverb and … Continue reading Christian Values
Poor Stewardship Should not shepherds feed the sheep? You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fatlings; but you do not feed the sheep. You have not strengthened the weak, you have not healed the sick, you have not bound up the injured, you have not brought back the strayed, … Continue reading Poor Stewardship
Delicate Honesty So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who … Continue reading Delicate Honesty
Committed Love This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:12-13 There is a popular fable about a chicken and a pig. It goes like this: A chicken wants to open a restaurant … Continue reading Committed Love
Life Worship Notes—February 6, 2104 “You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.” Exodus 20:7 Names have power. Names describe what something is and is not, and they limit the perceived essence of the named. For example, the … Continue reading Wrongful Use of the Name
Life Notes—May 10, 2012 “Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12 When I was young I thought my parents were awesome. They were so smart and strong always there when I needed them. As a teenager … Continue reading Honoring Our Parents