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A Neighborhood Walk

PSALM 126:5–6 – Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him. THEME OF THE DAY. A NEIGHBORHOOD WALK. As I walked my dog early this morning and Jake made his customary “sniffing stops”, I glanced around the…

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.