Luke 2:8-20 When was the last time you received good news? What did you do? Did you keep it to yourself or did you share it with others? Imagine you were one of those shepherds watching over your sheep. It was a night like any other or so you thought… Suddenly an angel appears out of … More Good News!
1 Timothy 1:12-17 I was reading this passage and thinking of how we are all indebted to Jesus. We have done terrible things in our lives but He showed us such love and grace that we could only respond in humility and gratitude. There are times when my past comes back to haunt me but … More Indebted to Jesus
1 Corinthians 13:5b How do you deal with people who hurt you? Do you talk to them about it or do you keep quiet but hold a grudge against them? Do you think of ways to get back at them? God is clear about how we should act when someone hurts us. We don’t keep rehashing what happened. We … More Love Thinks No Evil
Acts 11:1-18 It’s interesting the reaction Peter got from his fellow believers when they learned that the Gentiles had received the Word of God. The Jewish believers contended with him, accusing him of associating with the uncircumcised. I couldn’t help thinking of Jesus who thought nothing of going to the home of a centurion whose … More Peter Defends God’s Grace
2 Corinthians 7:10 When I read this I remembered that Paul had written an earlier letter, rebuking the congregation for not acting in the case where a member was guilty of adultery. He had relations with his father’s wife, something that God had condemned. The other members had not dealt with matter. Apparently, they were … More Godly Sorrow
James 3:13 When I read this I thought of heavenly wisdom as spiritual because it comes from God while earthly wisdom is carnal. The heavenly wisdom puts others first–before self while earthly wisdom is selfish. It’s all about self. What is best for us no matter what. It is the kind of wisdom that people … More Heavenly Wisdom
And which of you, having a servant plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and sit down to eat’? But will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare something for my supper, and gird yourself and serve me till I have eaten and … More No Rewards