A Demanding God After these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt sacrifice on one of the mountains that I shall … Continue reading A Demanding God
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
Dust to Dust By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Genesis 3:19 Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent. It lasts for 46 days and is … Continue reading Dust to Dust
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
Life Notes—June 6, 2013 “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 We hear a lot about sacrifices made out of love for others. Military personnel risk their lives on a daily … Continue reading Unlimited Liability
Life Notes—December 27, 2012 “But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12-13 Christmas is over. The Christ-child was born (again) … Continue reading What Now?