Archive for February 2009

Dining with Sinners

Luke 5: 27-32 Isa 58: 9b-14 / Psa 86: 1-6 It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:32) May you hear His call for you today, That you may dine in God’s kingdom; Like Levi when he […]

The Time for Fasting

Matthew 9: 14-15 Isa 58: 1-9a / Psa 51: 3-6, 18-19 The days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then, they will fast. (Matthew 9:15) All things have their time or season A time to feast, a time to fast; If we must fast, the main reason Must be […]

The Conditions of Discipleship

Luke 9: 22-25 Deut 30: 15-20 / Psa 1: 1-4,6 What profit is there for one to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit himself? (Luke 9: 25) Have no fear for problems or pain, Just hope for the blessings life will bring. Behind the trials, there’s a gain, God has a purpose for […]

God Sees Our Secrets

Ash Wednesday Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-18 Jl 2:12-18 / Ps 51 / 2 Cor 5:20–6:2 . . . and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. (Matthew 6:4,6 and 18) Good deeds that seek a ton of praise Are only worth an ounce of grace. Kind acts performed in secrecy Live on for […]

Who is the Greatest?

Mark 9: 30-37 Sir 2: 1-11 / Psalm 37 ‘Whoever wants to be first must be last and servant of all.’ Then He took a little child and placed him in their midst. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, ‘Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me, and […]

Prayer and Compassion

Mark 9: 14-29 Sir 1: 1-10 / Psalm 93 ‘You faithless generation, how much longer must I be among you? How much longer must I put up with you?’ (Mark 9:19) Should evil keep my soul in chains, Where else to turn to for relief? In You alone my hope remains, Lord, help me with […]