Archive for October 2007

The Narrow Gate

Luke 13: 22-30 Rom 8:26-30 / Ps 13:4-6 Strive to enter through the narrow gate; for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be strong enough. (Luke 13:24) “Enter by the narrow gate”, The road to Life is hard and narrow. Repent before it’s too late, Don’t wait for death’s surprise […]

Growing in Faith

Luke 13: 18-21 Rom 8:18-25 / Ps 126 What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. (Luke 13:18) Like mustard seed or leaven dough May we be changed in mind and soul, Slowly but surely […]

Curing a Crippled Woman

Luke 13: 10-17 Rom 8:12-17/Ps 68:2,4,6-7,20-21 Shouldn’t this daughter of Abraham be set free from what binds her? (Luke 13:16) Of women, this all men must learn: In numbers they showed more concern To Jesus, bent by our sins’ weight, Was urged on by their steadfast faith. Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on a […]

God’s Purpose for Planting Me

Luke 13: 1-9 Rom 8:1-11 / Ps 24:1-6 For three years now I have been looking for figs on this tree and I have found none. Cut it down, why should it use up the ground? (Luke 13:7) May the Lord show us how to serve With compassion and true leadership; With His Spirit help […]

Discerning the Signs

Luke 12: 54-59 Rom 7:18-25 / Ps 119:68,76,77,93,94 You understand the signs of the earth and the sky, but you don’t understand the present times. (Luke 12:56) If we read the Bible all our days We will learn to judge what is right It will lead us in subtle ways To discern God’s will in […]

The Fire of Division

Luke 12: 49-53 Rom 6:19-23 / Psa 1 Do you think that I have come to establish peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. (Luke 12:51) We must be bold to face the fires Of life’s trials and tribulation, This much from us our faith requires For our own purification Jesus said: […]