Posts made in October, 2018

One’s life does not consist of possessions

One’s life does not consist of possessions.  Jesus has just spoken at length to a large crowd about the riches that await those who believe in him.   He has just finished telling them not to worry about what their future would look like, because God would care for them.   But then, someone interrupts.   “Tell my brother to share my father’s inheritance with me,” he demands.   It’s a wonder Jesus didn’t groan in frustration!   Aside from being...

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The Son of Man did not come to be served

The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.  It has been estimated that Internet start-up companies try to squeeze ten years’ worth of growth in just three years.   Imagine the grueling amount of work the entire team would have to perform over that time.   Imagine the sacrifices each team member would have to make in order to make the company a success. Now imagine if, one day, one of the...

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The Holy Spirit will teach you

The Holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.  This can be a tough promise to trust.   Of course we believe that God is in charge.   It seems obvious that the Holy Spirit can give us the right things to say in difficult situations.   But trusting God “at that moment” makes it seem as if we shouldn’t prepare ahead of time for conversations.   But who wants to go into any situation unprepared? Let’s face it, most of us...

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Do not be afraid

Do not be afraid.  From time to time, we receive letters from our readers telling us about how the Lord has worked in their lives.   The letter below, edited for space and clarity, tells one such story. “Last week I was driving my seemingly healthy son, Josh, to the emergency room as waves of panic rose up in me.   We had gone to the doctor, assuming he had picked up some minor bug, only to be told to go straight to the hospital.   Josh’s blood...

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The Kingdom of God is at hand

The Kingdom of God is at hand. Did you know that St. Luke wrote more than 25 percent of the New Testament?   In addition to the Gospel that bears his name, he also wrote the Acts of the Apostles. In the Book of Acts, Luke offers a clear historical account of the birth and growth of the early Church.   His Gospel, which follows a loosely constructed historical outline, focuses much more on telling us about Jesus’ message.   Let’s look at a few...

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