Murder as Defined by Jesus: Part 3

23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. 25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way withContinue reading “Murder as Defined by Jesus: Part 3”

We Are Not Alone When Jesus is With Us

“The hour is coming, and is now come, when you shall be scattered. Every man to his own and shall leave me alone, and yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace.” (John 16) Isolation is a hardContinue reading “We Are Not Alone When Jesus is With Us”

Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake: Part 2

22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. 23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the likeContinue reading “Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake: Part 2”

Breaking Through the Babble

When mankind works together, we begin to make too much of ourselves. We think we can reach heaven. We think we, being man, can make ourselves like God. So, God divides us. He breaks down our communication. This is good for us. This is also our undoing. We are prideful, selfish, and murderous by nature.Continue reading “Breaking Through the Babble”

Rest for our Soul?

Jesus says, “come to me all who are weary and heavily burdened, and I will give you rest to your soul.” Jesus says that he is “meek and lowly in heart.” Jesus says, “take my yoke upon you because my burden is easy and my yoke is light.” I want to think more about theseContinue reading “Rest for our Soul?”

Considering Proverbs 9:2

2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. If we think of the above scripture in terms of the faithful church—both as a collective and as the Christian individual—what might we consider? What should our table be furnished with? Jesus has the answer. John 6:47-62 47 Verily, verily,Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:2”