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Matthew 25:35-36 – For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.

Having Love For Hurting People

JOHN 11:33-37 – When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled. And he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus wept. So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” But some of them said, “Could not…

Do We Hear Them

LAMENTATIONS 1:21a – They heard my groaning, yet there is no one to comfort me . . .” THEME OF THE DAY. DO WE HEAR THEM? Meditate for a few moments on today’s scripture from the pen of the prophet Jeremiah. As we do, enter his heart; feel his pain, his loneliness, his abandonment . . . then think about the world…

People Of Grace In Order To Give Grace

1 PETER 5:10 – And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. THEME OF THE DAY. PEOPLE OF GRACE IN ORDER TO GIVE GRACE. Today’s scripture must be one of the “Mount Everest” texts in our Bibles. It reaches…

Our Cultural Responsibility

MATTHEW 5:13–16 – “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp…

As I Have Loved You

Our lives often are nice neat packages of projects, responsibilities, schedules, and tasks. And that works in a lot of things but not when it comes to obeying the command of our Lord to “love one another.”  He doesn’t give us a nice little handbook to follow.  Nor does He gives us a pamphlet of three easy instructions to implement.  No, like all things in the Christian life, He brings us to Himself.  He is the “handbook”.  He is the sheet of instructions.  The simple words “just as I have loved you” force us to do two things, if we are to obey it.