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Contributed on Oct 26, 2020
Paul presents a superior view of Christ as King with a deep understanding of His death on the cross. Unlike earthly kings, Jesus reigns from a cross. God rules the world from a cross of suffering love.
Bill stopped in at a small rural general store, looking for a bottle of mustard. The shelves were loaded with salt, bags, and bags of salt. Abe, the merchant, said he had some mustard, but would have to go down to the cellar to find it. So, Bill tagged along with him. There, to his surprise, were ...read more
Contributed on Oct 20, 2020
God works in mysterious ways to bring something good out of the worst of what happens to us.
A Spanish Catholic priest, the venerable Saint John of the Cross, wrote, "Live in faith and hope, though it be in darkness, for in this darkness God protects the soul. Cast your care upon God, for you are His, and He will not forget you. Do not think that He is leaving you alone, for that ...read more
Contributed on Oct 12, 2020
After worked hard all night and catching no fish, Simon Peter was ready to quit. But, when he followed Jesus' instructions, he made the catch of his life!
Work is something most living creatures understand. For those who are still in the work force, have you ever asked yourself whether you work to live or live to work? There is a big difference between working to live and living to work. Working to live gives you the money you need to put a roof over ...read more
Contributed on Oct 11, 2020
Jesus introduced his followers to the most unusual aspect of life. He taught them about a way to love others with no concerns for themselves. Jesus showed them unconditional love in rescuing fallen women, helping enemy soldiers, and associating with sinners.
In 1984 a British-American rock band, Foreigner, released a song entitled “I Wanna Know What Love Is.” A High school senior believed he knew what love is. So, this young man said to his father at breakfast one morning, "Dad, I'm going to get married." "How do you know ...read more
Contributed on Jun 22, 2020
When the Church calls God the "lover of mankind," the feast we celebrate today, she upholds a vital truth about humanity.
When the Church calls God the "lover of mankind," the feast we celebrate today, she upholds a vital truth about humanity. God loves us more than we can imagine. When God made humans, He made us incapable of terminating that love. Nothing can destroy that love since He formed us as a ...read more
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Contributed on May 17, 2010
As an amateur photographer, I have often been asked to take photos of people at various events – maybe it was at a wedding, or for a school yearbook, or for the press. Well, some of the photos turned out very pleasing but some were not so flattering. The request has always been to destroy bad ...read more
Contributed on May 17, 2010
This priestly prayer, as it is called, was prayed by Jesus just before He entered Gethsemane and Golgotha. This portion of the Gospel is somewhat like a flight-recorder on an airplane. In the event that something should happen to a plane, the flight recorder would record the information, the ...read more
Contributed on May 6, 2010
What words would you have had for Adam and Eve after they were evicted from the Garden? Perhaps you might have said something like this: “It was a paradise, Adam and Eve! What more could you ask for? There were all kinds of fruit trees in the Garden and you were free to eat of every fruit ...read more
Contributed on Jan 20, 2005
Philip Yancey, writing in Christianity Today, offers these three reasons why this topic of heaven is being neglected. 1. “Affluence has given us in this life what former generations longed for in anticipation of heaven. 2. A creeping paganism invites us to accept death as the culmination of ...read more
Contributed on Jan 3, 2005
Someone once said, “Don’t mind criticism. If it is not true, disregard it; if it’s unfair, keep from irritation; if it’s ignorant, smile; if it’s justified, learn from it.” (pp ...read more