Christ and His Church

"I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels" - Isaiah 61:10, NKJV Image from ssnet.org When I read this …

Fear and Wisdom

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom - Psalm 111:10 What does it mean to "fear" the Lord? Does it mean to be terrified of Him? No. It means to be in reverence of Him (to have and show the utmost respect) and who wouldn't be once they come to know Him? The psalmist actually gives us some …

Stand Up For Jesus

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pontiff while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary Francesco, which premiered at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020. "Homosexual people have the right to be in a family," the Pope said in the interview. "They are children of God. What we …

Bless the Lord

Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! (Psalm 103:1) Image by Freepik How do we bless the Lord? We bless Him through praise and worship. We praise Him with our hearts, minds and spirits because He is holy and for the goodness He has shown toward us. And we worship …

A New Song

Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory (Psalm 98:1, NKJV. We sing a new song for each victory because each trial is different. Since God promised, “I will never leave you nor forsake you, we can have faith in His promises to help us …

Sunday Afternoon with Tobias

"So, how was your date with--what's her name?" Puah asked, trying not to sound resentful. It was Sunday afternoon and they were sitting outside on the patio of the apartment building where they lived. She had called him earlier and he had told her he would be out there. "It was great," he replied. "Is …

Tobias’ Quandary

Tobias was in the bedroom getting dressed when the doorbell rang. He finished tucking his shirt in his trousers before he left his bedroom and hurried to see who it was. He sighed when he saw that it was his next door neighbor, Puah. Puah was a high-school student who lived with her maternal grandmother. …

Praise the Lord

"Praise the Lord, I tell myself; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.  Praise the Lord, I tell myself, and never forget the good things he does for me.  He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.  He ransoms me from death and surrounds me with love and tender mercies. He …

Compassion

Shortly after Jesus told the Pharisees that God desired mercy not sacrifice, He went into the synagogue.  There was a man with a withered hand.  Instead of being stirred with pity for him, the religious leaders asked Jesus, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” so that they could accuse Him.  Whenever they engaged in dialogue …

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