Yesterday in Church one of the readings was the story about the Canaanite Woman found in Matthew 15 where a Canaanite Woman pleads with Jesus to heal her daughter. Jesus tells her that he was sent for the Jews and tells her it would not be right to give the children's food to dogs ! … Continue reading thoughts about Matthew 15
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16for in* him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. 17He himself is before all things, and in* him … Continue reading image of the invisible God…
I found this quiz about the sayings of Jesus. There is a beginner, intermediate, and advanced level. I took the advanced and failed, got a 60% on the intermediate. At least I got a 100% on the beginner. I was a little surprised because I am fairly knowledgeable about the Bible, but apparently not as … Continue reading What did Jesus say ?
Reading a post in Nancy's blog this morning caused me to think about the Parable of the Rich Fool. This story that Jesus told is a dramatic illustration of the futility of devoting one's life to the accumulation of wealth. So many people dissipate all their time and energy trying to get richer and richer … Continue reading the rich fool…
10 Tips for Life’s Greatest Challenge: Love Thy Enemy | Zen Habits First item for my morning web surfing ! You can't find much better than this, if there were more articles like this we would have a better web & a better world; and by trying to practice such ideas - even better !
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Nick has no arms or legs and he lives a full life and has Faith in Christ. This guy is an amazing example relying on God. Here are some links and pictures to learn more, thanks to my friend Caryn for showing me this. Life Without Limbs :: Nick Vujicic Nick Vujicic - Wikipedia, the … Continue reading Nick Vujicic: Life Without Limbs
First a disclaimer: I'm not a theologian or Clergy so these are just my own random thoughts inspired by some reading I did earlier this morning. Usually one doesn't associate the idea of Karma with Christianity. A simple way of stating the idea of Karma is "what goes around comes around". This works as a … Continue reading Christian Karma ???
There is no God but God and Jesus Christ is Lord of Heaven and Earth ! Christ Pantocrator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Pantocrator - OrthodoxWiki sources of images: Google Image Result for http://news.uns.purdue.edu/images/+2005/icons-russ1.jpg and Google Image Result for http://www.ocf.org/OrthodoxPage/icons/data/pantokrator2.gif related links: Salvator Mundi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Transfiguration of Jesus - Wikipedia, the … Continue reading Lord of all…
Actually feels more like a monday but it's wednesday. I got into my office this morning at 6:00 and went through my email & fixed & printed a spreadsheet. Then I did some push-ups and a full down / up circuit of the stairs in the building. Back to my desk, I read Psalm 2 … Continue reading wednesday morning…
I did not see the CNN special God's Warriors and although some people in my church participate in Battle Cry events; I am not very familiar with it. Anyway, I do think the military imagery may not be the best way for Christians to express their faith. There is military imagery in the Bible but … Continue reading some thoughts on "God’s Warriors" and "Battle Cry"
...yesterday I came down with something and it's still here now; a generalized "yucky" feeling combined with sinus & stomach turmoil. Hopefully this will be gone soon ! Anyway, it's really too hot to go for a bike ride today anyway: 100+ with smog too ! So, last night I took it easy at home … Continue reading tuesday morning…
I just finished reading The Secret Message of Jesus. This is an outstanding book; I've read several of McLaren's books and have liked every one of them; for the most part his thought rings very true to me. In Secret Message the author makes the point that the teachings of Jesus were and are about … Continue reading Secret Message
One of my favorite scriptures is chapter 55 in Isaiah . I'm not sure what the meanings of Isaiah's words would have been to his contemporaries, but for Christians this chapter contains some real gems. The chapter opens with an invitation to grace; for those who are hungry … Continue reading Comments on Isaiah 55
I don't really identify with either the Republicans of Democrats. I'm not Socialist or Capitalist. In some ways I am very conservative, in other ways downright radical. As I say, I am eclectic. I think my strongest identity is with Jesus Christ and the Church, although I can't claim to be a saint by any … Continue reading The Way
Link: Winning the Oral Majority - Christianity Today Magazine. This is an interesting article about a "new" way to do missions. Rather than emphasize the written Bible, as Evangelicals tend to do, the missionaries will preach, tell stories, poems to reach the illiterate for Christ. This makes a lot of sense considering that most people … Continue reading oral majority
Today I read the story in Matthew 4:1-11 when Jesus was in the wilderness being tempted by Satan. Each time the Devil tempted him, Jesus responded by referring to scripture. Of course the scriptures should be our guide in life, especially when we are facing temptations.However, it is also interesting to note that Satan also … Continue reading notes on the temptation of Christ
Reading the The Parable of the Talents in Matthew chapter 25 one could very well think that Jesus was a capitalist, an advocate of shrewd investing with his eye on the bottom line. This interpretation is right to a degree, but is really superficial. Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, … Continue reading wise investing…
In the parable of the rich fool (Luke chapter 12) Jesus tells us about a wealthy farmer who thought he had it made. He was very prosperous, and buillt more barns to store his wealth. He was so comfortable that he had no concern about God. He decided to sit back and gloat over his … Continue reading Thinking about the Foolish Rich Man….
I am here at work, slogging away at the never ending pile of stuff...... so, anyway, I thought the sickness I had on Sunday was gone, but it retruned with a vengance on Wednesday nite. I had a hell of a coughing fit that left me breathless and now I have sore ribs ! I … Continue reading friday update