In 2016 POTUS 45 said "I will never lie to you." So now when pronouncements like we've been hearing are made , and orders implemented; I wonder how Gods justice will serve as a reflection of such malice and mendacity.
Orphans of the Church are sometimes contacted by outreach campaigns from their former churches. That this seldom happens is another issue. Our response follows.
40 years since Jerry Falwell founded the "Moral Majority" as an evangelical tool for social engagement. I enjoyed reading various posts and followed local involvement / support for the Saturday Day of Prayer (Sept 26th.) Some of this stuck in my mind, and after prayer - this is a collection of those impressions. First, and notably, … Continue reading Reflections on Sept. 26th National Day of Prayer
About how some Christian sacrifice involves permitting the death of toxic relationships. Three rules for recognizing the enemy. How: Inveterate, selfish irrationality is a minefield none can cross.
A discussion of Matthew 5:10 Going deeper to the layers of the spiritual battle against our own flesh. To hunger and thirst means enduring a fast from things that we used in the past to satisfy our urges. There is pain in the process. "By faith put to death the sins of the flesh."
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A discussion of Matthew 5:9. Who are the "Peacemakers?"Jesus was the first "Son of God" and he came to illuminate the narrow way for the rest of us. Along this way we will work as He did to bring peace between God and man.
A discussion of Matthew 5:8. There is great freedom in having our hearts rewired by God. Limits fall away, our addition to approval is healed, regrets disappear no more drudgery, and love overflows in the pure heart.
A discussion of Matthew 5:7. Having obtained mercy we owe merciful action in our relationships. Having obtained comfort, we are to use the comfort we have received to comfort others. Now that the God-shaped hole in my heart is full to overflowing, how do I help others make to the spring of living water?
A discussion of Matthew 5:6. "Hunger and thirst after righteousness..." I used to go after ... whatever, to fill the God-shaped hole in my heart. But it never worked. Now what?