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The Way, The Truth, The Life

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me.  In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be.  Where [I] am going you know the way.”

Thomas said to him, “Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?”

Jesus said to him, “I am the way Read More…

God’s Beautiful Idea

When the LORD saw how great the wickedness of human beings was on earth, and how every desire that their heart conceived was always nothing but evil, the LORD regretted making human beings on the earth, and his heart was grieved. So the LORD said: I will wipe out from the earth the human beings I have created, and not only the human beings, but also the animals and the crawling things and the birds of the air, for I regret that I made them.   Read More…

It’s Just the Way We Are

The Philistines gathered for an attack on Israel.  Israel went out to engage them in battle and camped at Ebenezer, while the Philistines camped at Aphek.  The Philistines then drew up in battle formation against Israel.  After a fierce struggle Israel was defeated by the Philistines, who slew about four thousand men on the battlefield.

When the troops retired to the camp, the elders of Israel said, “Why has the LORD permitted us to be defeated today by the Philistines?  Let us fetch the ark of the LORD from Shiloh that it may go into battle among us and save us from the grasp of our enemies.”   Read More…

Always on the Go

The Woman at The Well

Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.   Jacob’s well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon.  A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.”  His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.  The Samaritan woman said to him, “How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?” (For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.) 

Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”  Read More…

Making Christ My Master

Fourth Sunday in Advent

Isaiah 7: 10-14, 18, 21-25  Psalm 24: 1-6 Romans 1: 1-7  Matthew 1: 18-24

Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus…

 Romans 1: 1

When you try to figure out what you want to do with your life, do you every consider slavery as an option? You really ought to think about it.  Reflect on the role Jesus has in your day-to-day affairs.  Is he a trusted advisor who comes through with helpful hints now and then?  Is that as close as you’d like to get to him?  How would you like him to be your absolute master?  Try that out as a career goal.   Read More…