I’ve been thinking about the question: “How did Jesus handle conflict and confrontation?” I know for me personally, I could use a little work in this area. I don’t have the need to be right, I have the need for … Continue reading Jesus said … Matthew 12
I was listening to a podcast today and the pastor was talking about a question that Jesus asked. He said Jesus asked over 100 questions. It got me wondering, what are some questions Jesus asked? So I’m going excavating … join me if you’d like. In Matthew 12:34, Jesus asked the question: “How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)?” The Message version puts it like this, “How do you suppose what you say is worth anything when you are so foul-minded?” I think he would ask this same question of many people today, don’t you? Let’s … Continue reading How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)?
How much thought do you give to truth? How about the truth to words we hear and speak? If we take the time to investigate many things that we encounter through out our day and what we’ve been told about them, we might begin to see just how much twisted truths and words there are in the world. It has become so prevalent that we don’t know what to eat, who to believe, who to trust, or where to go. We are almost to the point that we can’t believe anything that we read or watch. We even find ourselves … Continue reading Twisted Words
It never ceases to amaze me how we can take things in nature and apply them to God’s Word and use them to illustrate many things in our Christian lives. I’ll tell you right up front, I have no idea how fruit trees can do that. Just know that a thought came to me about fruit this morning and so I’m going to do some investigating of it. Ready to take the Journey with me? Let’s go! As far a what’s in the Bible about fruit, I think most Christians know many familiar quotes about fruit such as: “every tree … Continue reading Fruit Trees
Hi everyone! Wow, I can’t believe the number of comments I’ve received on my blog since the beginning of the year. Don’t forget to subscribe if you like it, that way you will get an email with each new blog I post.
I have to admit, I’ve been in a “slump” over the last few months and these comments have really been encouraging, even the negative one I got. 😀 Love to have constructive criticism as well, helps to make one better.
Still not ready to “write” another blog, but I can feel it coming back soon!!! But here are some scriptures that I’ve been mediating on over the last few days. Thought I’d post them here for two purposes. 1) It’s an easy place for me to access when I’m online. 2) Maybe there one here that can touch someone else’s life at just the time the Lord decides.
Ever hear of the term “Frame of Reference?” I’m sure some of you have, but for those who haven’t, let me define it for you. “Frame of Reference: The context, viewpoint, or set of presuppositions or of evaluative criteria within which a person’s perception and thinking seem always to occur, and which constrains selectively the course and outcome of these activities” Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thought (2nd edn: 1988) “We are told about the world before we see it. We imagine most things before we experience them. and those preconceptions, unless education has made us acutely aware, govern deeply the whole … Continue reading Frame of Reference
Speaking Notes for New Horizon Luthern Church, Homerville OH Sunday Morning Service on 6-27-2010 For those who follow my blog, this is an edited and expanded version of my previous blog titled, “Are We Using the Key to the Kingdom“. So, we’ve said our little prayer to Jesus and asked him into our lives. We thanked him for the sacrifice that he made when he died on the cross for our sins. We acknowledge that he is God’s only begotten Son. We faithfully believe that he has risen from the dead. And now …. WE ARE SAVED!!! Really? Is that … Continue reading Speaking Notes New Horizon Luthern Church