Serving on a jury rather than as a witness requires a completely different perspective.
When we see someone making choices that takes away their hope of peace, our hearts are heavy.
While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him, 48 but … Continue reading Grace
Most people that blog are among the richest in the world, not because they are wealthy, but because they have more than 90% of the world’s people.
When someone walks away from us in a moment of rejection, it hurts. If it is someone we care deeply about, we go after them, asking them to return.
And as he [Jesus] rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his … Continue reading Worship
No matter how lost we may be, how hopeless our lives may appear, how heartbroken we feel, how discouraging our days, God’s invitation, “Come,” is extended.
Most of us won’t go across town without knowing where we are going and what we will find. Would we have had the faith of the wise men?
My father was a wonderful man, but it was only his belief in Jesus that allowed him to be “carried by angels to Abraham’s side.” He was a man of great pride, yet this did not keep him from recognizing his need for forgiveness.
Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him [Jesus]. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So … Continue reading Rejoicing
Yet, I know from experience that some of the most enjoyable meals I’ve shared with others are those under the overpass with the homeless, those cooked for people without family or homes. Doesn’t it make sense that God would be especially present when we are sharing our lives in ways that represent more fully who He is?
The invitation of the Gospel is sent to everyone in the name of Jesus. This is why Jesus went through as many towns and villages as possible while He was on earth. He message was clear.
“Unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” Luke 13:5 (ESV)