One of the most obvious approaches Jesus took to engage marginalized people was to include them into the fold as subjects worthy of receiving salvation. The second; exemplifying compassion for the lost, hurt and hopeless.
The Great Commission emphasizes how important spreading the Gospel to others was to Jesus. Here we see that Jesus is not selfish. Simply stated, He is not comfortable nor satisfied with letting others perish spiritually.
Who among us has not wondered about or asked this question? Do we ask because we really don’t know “what’s wrong with them is what’s wrong with us?” Whether we own up […]
Simply put, Matthew 22: 36-39 makes it clear that we must love God with all that we are and in everything we have. And yes, that is a tall order, mostly because […]
The study of Theology taught me these things and blew my mind. I am forever indebted to Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior.
The Shunamite Woman and her godly-exhibit of hospitality toward the Prophet Elisha was a show of “the gift of hospitality.” She had remembered his kindness toward her in the past.
The “old- sayings” that warm my heart reverently are those manifested in the minds and mouths of people who had limited or no access to formal education.
“as Christians, we may need to routinely examine the condition of our spiritual health, so as not to cause ourselves or others to stumble or fall”
Relationships are constantly discovered in or rescued from restless ruin. But, what I find really disturbing about the ironies of faithfulness is when people fail to connect human relationships with spiritual relationships.
If you’ve ever been in a conversation with somebody who believes they are perfect, and tells you they rarely or never make mistakes don’t believe the hype.
“21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.” Colossians 3: 21 Are you an avid reader? Well, I’m not. However, I’m taking a literature class. Oh, my goodness, I had […]
Turning back the hands of time, or stopping the hands of time for any reason that contributes to prolonging living in sin is self-destructive.
“If nothing changes nothing changes, even you”
Apostle John’s Seven Letters of Revelation Sometime between A.D. 60 – A.D. 100 Apostle John wrote to seven church congregations in the Roman province of Asia, known today as (southwestern Turkey) to […]
Trinitarian Revelation of God Discussion “And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are […]
Psalm 8 Genesis pontificates on how God created humanity in his image while Psalm 8 adds clarity to the essence of human beings using metaphors that define man’s place, purpose, and responsibility […]
After careful research of how God is referred to in the Bible, I can only support a view that sees God as Father, capable of being motherly, because He is All things.
When I look back over my life, I can’t help but recognize the numerous times that he rescued me from heart-wrenching situations. I have had more than one “Burning Bush” moment
“The truth will always set you free even if it hurts”
Over the course of your life, “how much time, money, and love have you wasted doing things in haste?” If you’re honest the answer is probably too much!
“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” Psalm […]
￼ “Give God the Glory! Be thankful for Everything, because without Him you would have absolutely nothing.” Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34 NKJV […]
A few days ago I ran into an old friend from my late aunt’s neighborhood. Her family lived across the street from my aunt. Her mom and my favorite aunt “Nanny” were […]
Philippians 3:13-14 New International Version (NIV)
13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Nobody knows what the Father will not forgive with absolute certainty.
“When you have a lot of things to do but not much time to do them in?” Take care of the most important ones first.
Self-discipline does not manifest by chance. She develops over time, under pressure, with continued practice! ~Ministerneecy~
How do you appeal to venal spirits?
Bribery does not occur as a result of one making a mistake. Instead, “bribery can only happen if the flesh is weak, subject to trickery, being coerced or “hoodwinked.”
When things don’t add up redo the Math! As Christians, not a day goes by when we do not have to use math for one thing or another. Whether in cooking, filling cars with gas, adding water to coffee pots or pouring milk in cereal, to complete the task math is required.
~A Woman’s Prayer~So my Father, while I have your attention please deal with me accordingly, based on the severity of my misteps. I am broken
Human intellect pales to God’s wisdom, so much that there is no comparison. In contrast, sorrow and knowledge work together — the more experienced we become in life, the more knowledge about this life we come to know.
My greatest fear? “Homelessness does not discriminate. The population of the homeless are made up of not only historically poor indigent people but also includes doctors, lawyers, teachers, preachers and the like.”
Nepotism in the Church: Where Yawl At? The Church that most Christians dream about joining resembles a place where people stay in the middle of their expertise. Many lost souls have no […]
Like Peter, we need Christ to fix our hearts when they break in so many pieces that we cannot forgive, or have the desire ask for forgiveness.
Anger 101: You use more facial muscles to frown than smile. Just going through the motions of turning a frown upside down feels good.
Never post anything on the internet you wouldn’t want God to see!
Be careful, turning down opportunities to help a brother or sister in need because you detect limitations that might derail the opportunity to be of any help could be a grave mistake.
“Believers must also have faith in God, follow His commandments, and study to show thyself approve. “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.”
Whether we admit it or not, “our personal values influence the presence and practice of discernment.”
As it may be, the time has come to change the channel from “An Unhappy Life” TV.
Pray this prayer for help!
86 Listen to me, Lord, and answer me, for I am helpless and weak. Psalm 86: 1
When more than I can bear is still less than I should expect?
This is the point where being a mother sometimes seems like more than I can bear!
Rest is Essential to a Healthy Mind Body and Spirit?” We need rest to carry on and keep the mind, body and spirit healthy. The three work in concert.
Although, the community is still shaken beyond words, Christians can take comfort in knowing that God will never allow a bad thing to not bring forth something good. “Sri Lanka made us stronger!”
Scriptures for Courage: Perhaps you’re in a place where life no longer matters, people seem dispensable, and the road before you looks impossible to pass. The “Good News” is that there is good news!
Resurrection Day! He has Risen. “Whereas, on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD, Jesus rose from the dead.”
“Never say never but some bridges you burn and others you just put behind you!”
One person sharpens another! it’s okay to love somebody as long as you don’t lose yourself in the interim!
“The Bible says the gate into heaven is narrow but wide entering hell.” Suppose a dog could go to heaven, got there, and realized that the master never made it?”
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2