A Disturbing Intruder

  A Disturbing Intruder What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and … Continue reading A Disturbing Intruder

Giving Thanks by Giving

  Giving Thanks by Giving  What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” … Continue reading Giving Thanks by Giving

Finding Grace in an Imperfect World

Finding Grace in an Imperfect World Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. –Hebrews 4:16 “We live in an imperfect world. Movies, television shows, and novels inspire high expectations for life, but reality seldom flows like a … Continue reading Finding Grace in an Imperfect World

Christian Values: Love

Christian Values: Love  I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:34a-35  Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death, passion fierce … Continue reading Christian Values: Love

Christian Values: Justice

Christian Values: Justice  Alas for you who desire the day of the Lord! Why do you want the day of the Lord? It is darkness, not light; as if someone fled from a lion, and was met by a bear; or went into the house and rested a hand against the wall, and was bitten … Continue reading Christian Values: Justice

The Ten Commandments

Life Worship Notes—January 16, 2104  “Now Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke, because the Lord had descended upon it in fire; the smoke went up like the smoke of a kiln, while the whole mountain shook violently. As the blast of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses would speak and God would answer him … Continue reading The Ten Commandments

Throwing Stones

Life Notes—September 5, 2013    “…they said to him, ‘Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery.  Now in the law of Moses commanded us to stone such women.  Now what do you say?’  When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, ‘Let anyone among you … Continue reading Throwing Stones