Love and Prayer

“In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words.  Do not be like them.  Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” Matthew 6: 7-8 This morning began for me with a brief text exchange with a friend who was at the[read more]

Love and Loss

When Paul had finished speaking he knelt down and prayed with them all.  They were all weeping loudly as they threw their arms around him and kissed him, for they were deeply distressed that he had said that they would  never see his face again.  Then they escorted him to the ship. Acts 20: 36-38[read more]

Working In Harmony

Now there were in the Church at Antioch prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Symeon who was called NIger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who was a close friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I[read more]

Acting Out Of Ignorance

“Now I know, brothers and sisters, that you acted out of ignorance, just as your leaders did; but God has thus brought to fulfillment what he had announced beforehand through the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer.  Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away, and that[read more]

Faith and Action

Abraham believed, hoping agains hope, that he would become “the father of many nations,” according to what was said, “Thus shall your descendants be.  That is why it was credited to him as righteousness.” Romans 4:18, 22. When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife[read more]

The Gift of Tears

Then Nehemiah, that is, His Excellency, and Ezra the priest-scribe and the Levites who were instructing the people said to all the people: “Today is holy to the Lord your God. Do not be sad, and do not weep” — for all the people were weeping as they heard the words of the law. Nehemiah[read more]