Blessed…

Before we are blessed here: And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for…

What a sermon!

Getting ready to start a series on the Sermon on the Mount in Sunday school. This is going to be something! Three quick quotes from D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones as a teaser. If you find yourself arguing with the Sermon on the Mount at any point, it means either that there is something wrong with you…

Selfless, not self-centered

Studying in the book of Philippians we see the antithesis of a supremacy philosophy, unless it is specifically the supremacy of Christ. Paul said this in his letter “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests,…

Finished, forgotten and forgiven

Tomorrow’s Sunday school lesson – “…I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,” then he adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin. Hebrews 10:16-18

The Mystery of God

A couple of quotes from a new book I picked up, “The Mystery of God” by Stephen Boyer and Christopher Hall. “Theology is not simply a set of truths to believe; it is a path to walk, or a living vision to pursue – and a vision always pursued in the awareness that God is…

Morning by morning

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. These words come from Jeremiah, in his book of Lamentations.  They have been used as the basis for at least one great hymn and a couple of contemporary worship choruses.  They…

More peace – abundant peace

Remember Isaiah quoted God as saying “There is no peace for the wicked” and Paul said that “He (Jesus) himself is our peace”. The Psalmist follows these same lines in Psalm 37, and even manages to provide a concept Jesus will use in one of His sermons recorded in Matthew.  In Psalm 37:10-11 we read…