Archive for July 2011

Death of the Baptist

Matthew 14: 1-12 Lev 25:1,8-17 / Psa 67 “This is John the Baptist; he has risen from the dead! That is why miraculous powers are at work in him.” (Matthew 14:2) Beware of a dancing girl’s sway, Her passion can burn like hot coal; Take care lest she leads you astray, Like Herod you might […]

Serving and Listening

Luke 10:38-42 1Jn 4:7-16 / Psa 34 …you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed— or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her. (Luke 10:41-42) In all the things we say and do Lead us to ‘choose the better […]

Preaching About Hell

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 of heaven is […]

The Hidden Treasure

Matthew 13:44-46 Ex 34:29-35 / Psa 99: 5,6,7,9 The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. (Matthew 13:44) Where is the wisdom of having A life of […]

The Ambition of James and John

Matthew 20: 20-28 2 Cor 4: 7-15 / Ps 126: 1-6 “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?” They answered, “We can.” Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink from my cup…” (Matthew 20: 22-23) Lord, take away all my ambition, Desire for prominence, my pride; If serving You be my […]

The Weeds Among the Wheat

Matthew 13: 24-30 Exo 24:3-8 / Psa 50 …while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. (Matthew 13: 29-30) In God have faith and do not fear If weeds of hate among us grow, Not long to wait, His Judgment’s near Our God […]