Archive for July 2009

Rejected in His Own Town

Matthew 13: 54-58 Lv 23:1,4-16,27-37 / Ps 81 A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and in his own household. (Matthew 13:57) If others remain cynical That you have been in faith transformed, Just remember it’s typical: Prophets in their hometown are scorned. Jesus came to His hometown and began teaching […]

Parable of the Dragnet

Matthew 13: 47-53 Ex 40:16-21.34-38 / Ps 84 . . . the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea. (Matthew 13:47) Ignore His Word and you will end In anguish and tormenting fire; There’s little time for us to mend Our ways, God’s kingdom to acquire. “Again, the kingdom […]

Martha and Mary

Luke 10: 38-42 1 Jn 4: 7-16 / Psa 34 You are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the better part, and it will not be taken away from her. (Luke 10:42) In all the things we say and do Lead us to ‘choose the better […]

To Be God’s Seeds

Matthew 13: 36-43 Ex 33:7-11; 34:5-9.28 / Ps 103:6-13 The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. (Matthew 13:37-38) May we be counted to belong Among the good seeds God has sown; To fight injustice, […]

So Little for so Many

Matthew 13: 31-35 Ex 32:15-24,30-34 / Psa 106 It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full grown it is the largest of shrubs. (Matthew 13:32) To make the bread of life expand, Mix a pinch of love as yeast, and knead, Christ’s parables we’ll understand With faith as small as a mustard […]

Christ’s Servant Leaders

Matthew 20: 20-28 2 Cor 4:7-15 / Ps 126 The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Matthew 20: 28) Without personal ambition, Christ’s leaders just abide and wait; Hearts filled with purest intention, Servanthood as their common trait. The mother […]