May 19, 2020

The Holy Spirit would act as a counselor, an advocate. He would take our side. He would give us guidance. I think of a lawyer advising his client during a critical trial. I think of those life coaches urging, motivating their morbidly-out-of-shape or disorganized-t...

May 10, 2020

You and I know the uncertainty and the anxiety of thinking our safety depends totally upon us. We aren’t smart enough to anticipate everything. Some things are out of our control. “Do not let your hearts be troubled,” Jesus says. Everything depends totally upon Jes...

May 4, 2020

Let’s talk about essential jobs. What is essential? Who is essential? There is a whole lot of debate about this going on all over our country. For those of you that haven’t cut any hours over the past couple of months now, maybe there is a little bit of pride in that....

April 26, 2020

Devoted to God. Acts 2

How is your devotional life? I know that’s a hard start. But let’s just get right into it. How are you doing with getting into God’s word regularly to be strengthened by him? Sure you could always do more, you could always read more. You could alw...

April 19, 2020

Our Lord is so compassionate. Jesus doesn’t leave Thomas teetering on the edge. “Stop doubting and believe.” With those words the Lord gives what he is looking for. He grants faith to a heart turned away. He gives that new faith a job to strengthen it. Stop doubt...

April 12, 2020

To be sure 

Easter Sunday 

To be sure, the chief priest and the elders of the church went to Pilate. They wanted to be sure that Jesus’ disciples wouldn’t steal the body. 

They went to him with this reasoning, 

As Matthew records: “63 “Sir,” they said, “we remember that wh...

April 10, 2020

“Father forgive them. They do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34

It was my sins. It was your sins. It was Noah’s sins. It was Abraham Lincoln’s sins. It was all of our sins and the sins of all people that have ever lived,  that put Jesus there. It was the sufferi...

April 8, 2020

We have been so good at this social distancing stuff for, what, almost a month. We really have. By God’s mercy we may not repeat the infection curves Italy and Spain and New York City have experienced. But in light of God’s tender mercies, please, keep showing conce...

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