Posts made in July, 2017

Quote of the Week – July 31, 2017

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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But Ananias replied

“But Ananias replied, “Lord, I have heard from many sources about this man, what evil things he has done to your holy ones* in Jerusalem.” Acts 9:13 What Ananias did not do? First of all, let us reflect on what Ananias did not do.  Consider these two imaginary scenarios: “But Ananias replied.” Imagine that he did not say anything to God.  Instead, he told himself, I must be imagining things!  God would never send me on...

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Go and Join up with that chariot

You may be surprised to learn that you have a lot in common with the Ethiopian official of yesterday. You are both in the midst of a faith journey. Since embarking on this journey, you have traveled many miles, and many miles still lie ahead. Maybe, like this fellow, you have been wrestling with a problem that you do not know how to solve. You have found yourself becoming confused, even frustrated. You, too, can lift up your eyes and discover...

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Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures

Little is known about Philip and James. According to the Gospel of John, Philip came from Bethsaida, “the town of Andrew and Peter,” and may have been a friend or business partner of theirs. Before the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, Jesus asked Philip how they should feed the crowd. Philip, a businessman, calculated what it would cost and concluded that it simply could not be done. Philip was just as...

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My Father gives you the true bread from heaven

No matter how much we think we know, there is always more to learn.  Consider the world around us.  Early cultures divided matter into earth, air, fire, and water.  But over the centuries, scientists realized that matter was made up of atoms.  Further discoveries identified smaller components, such as electrons, protons, and neutrons.  Now experts have found even smaller particles like quarks, gluons, and bosons.  There is always more to...

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