Love For the Unwanted & Unfaithful


Since the beginning of time besides farming the “oldest profession” has always been prostitution in some form, or at least that’s how the old joke goes.  However, it is no joking matter. Even in our world today it remains a prominent business, and unfortunately enslaves millions.  Between the sex slave markets of the world andContinue reading “Love For the Unwanted & Unfaithful”

Love For The Untouchables


In case you haven’t caught the theme yet for this Week’s look at Love in Advent, let me clarify.  Love for God is greater than just doing for those who do for you. I was substituting in a classroom recently and a couple of kids were playing around and joking with one another.  One said,Continue reading “Love For The Untouchables”

Merciful Blessings


“Blessed are the Merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” (Matthew 5:7) Mercy in Scripture is connected with the love of God. The writer of Hebrews tells us that God is desiring a time when He can freely be God to His people. They write: “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember theirContinue reading “Merciful Blessings”

Love For The Untouchables


In case you haven’t caught the theme yet for this Week’s look at Love in Advent, let me clarify.  Love for God is greater than just doing for those who do for you. I was substituting in a classroom recently and a couple of kids were playing around and joking with one another.  One said,Continue reading “Love For The Untouchables”

Given Grace to Share


This time of the year, as we approach Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent many people take special time to contemplate their lives and souls.  In such contemplation, we often see that in many ways we often fall short of the holiness of God. After David was confronted by his sin he went toContinue reading “Given Grace to Share”

Love in Action is Love Indeed


1 John 3:16-20 Love is a word thrown around today so easily.  Your best friend meets someone at a party, at a bar, or in any number of ways. Then they come to your house and tell you they are in love.  Your neighbor down the street purchases a classic car from the 1950’s youContinue reading “Love in Action is Love Indeed”

Love, Forgiveness, and Living in the Light


1 John 2:9-14     There is an ancient story (or parable) about two brothers who were left land by their father. Each built a home on opposite sides of the land. The older brother had a large family and the younger had no children. There were two paths going between the homes. When their crop cameContinue reading “Love, Forgiveness, and Living in the Light”

Sincere Worship


Zechariah 7:4-10 Worship is often a misunderstood thing by most of us.  When we attend a worship service we hear people talk about what touched them, what inspired them, or what made them feel good.  It may be a song, a special story, or the sermon.  Other people simply show up at church week afterContinue reading “Sincere Worship”

Keep the Royal Law


“ If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.” (James 2:8) James calls it the Royal Law, many of us may call it  The Golden Rule.  The title doesn’t matter, as much as the fact that we put into practice this the “second greatest commandment”,Continue reading “Keep the Royal Law”

God Has Enough, Be Part of His Blessing.


The Children of Israel complained that there was no water, then no food.  God provided water in the dessert from the rock.  God provided manna in the morning and quail in the evening.  When the manna was gathered, it says “each one had enough” (Exodus 16:18).  It also says that “some gathered a little andContinue reading “God Has Enough, Be Part of His Blessing.”