Perseverance & Hope

James 1:2-4   2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. NIV Romans 5:1-5 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with Read more »

3 Simple Rules: Do No Harm

Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 6:5 – You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Leviticus 19:18 – You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. Matthew 22:35-40 – and one of Read more »

Absolutely Unique

Psalm 148 1 Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights above. 2 Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts. 3 Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars. 4 Praise him, your highest heavens and your waters above the skies. 5 Let them praise the name of the Lord, for at his Read more »

Act with Witness

Acts 26: 15-18   Paul – talking about his experience on the road to Damascus — 15 “Then I asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ “ ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied. 16 ‘Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a Read more »

Made Known in the Breaking of the Bread

A Reading from Scripture     Luke 24:13-16    13 Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14 and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, 16 but their eyes were kept from recognizing Read more »