Monthly Archives: September 2015

Having a master

“Having a master and teacher means That there is someone who knows me better than I know myself, who is closer than a friend, and who understands the remotest depths of my heart and is able to satisfy them fully. It means having someone who… Continue reading

Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12

Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 “In these last days, he has spoken to us by a Son.” In many and various ways, God has spoken to us over the millennia. God spoke to us in the garden, face to face. God spoke to us through the words… Continue reading

Be a continuous learner,

“Be a continuous learner, do not stop short, and the truth will open to you on the right hand and on the left until you find there is no problem in human life with many followers the Bible does not deal. But remember that there… Continue reading

Psalm 8

Psalm 8 Here is the irony. As human beings, we are “made a little lower than God” and at the same time, we are made of the dust of the earth. And most days we feel both. We are capable of great things. We can… Continue reading

“Blessed are the poor in spirit.”

“Blessed are the poor in spirit.” –Matthew 5: 3 “This literally means, ‘Blessed are the paupers.” ! Paupers are remarkablly commonplace At the foundation of Jesus Christ’s kingdom is the genuine loveliness of Those Who are commonplace I am truly blessed in my poverty I… Continue reading

Genesis 2:18-24

Genesis 2:18-24 No simple text this one. One that speaks of a God who would bend down and breathe God’s Spirit into us, yet a text often misused when the power and place of women and men are discussed. A text that reminds us of… Continue reading

own circumstances.

“Think about your own circumstances. Is the grace of His ministering life being worked out through you in your home, your business, and in your circle of friends? You must allow Him to have His way with you, staying in perfect oneness with Him. And… Continue reading

“There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy,”

“There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy,” There’s a wideness in God’s mercy, like the wideness of the sea; there’s a kindness in God’s justice which is more than liberty. There is no place where earth’s sorrows are more felt than up in heav’n. There is… Continue reading

“There Is a Balm in Gilead,”

“There Is a Balm in Gilead,” Refrain There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole; there is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul. Sometimes I feel discouraged and think my work’s in vain, but then the Holy Spirit revives… Continue reading

Mark 9:38-50 #3

Mark 9:38-50 #3 This reading follows an acted-out parable (Mark 9:33-37) in which the disciples are quarreling again, just like kids or politicians. Jesus, standing in the midst of his grumpy disciples, takes a little child into his arms. What in the world was Jesus… Continue reading