Archive for September 2011

A Call to Repentance

Luke 10: 13-16 Bar 1:15-22 / Psa 79 …whoever rejects Me rejects the One Who sent Me. (Luke 10:16) Woe for all the pledges broken, But worse for those without remorse; From all our sinful paths taken, Repentance is the sole recourse. “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the deeds of […]

Feast of the Archangels

John 1: 47-51 Dn 7: 9-10. 13-14 or Rv 12: 7-12 / Ps 138: 1-5 …you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man. (John 1: 51) God’s angels help us be aware That not all things are what they seem, And we can only trust […]

Nothing Less for God’s Kingdom

Luke 9: 57-62 Neh 2: 1-8 / Psa 137 …go and proclaim the kingdom of God. (Luke 9: 60) God calls us though we know not how, But those who search will surely find, For he who “puts hand to the plow” Has set God’s kingdom on his mind. As they were walking along the […]

Prejudice and Rejection

Luke 9:51-56 Zec 8:20-23 / Psa 87 As the time approached for Him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. (Luke 9:51) When will all the world’s conflicts cease? What keeps us from attaining peace? One solution we may have missed Is destroying our prejudice. As the time approached for […]

Who is the Greatest?

Luke 9:46-50 Zec 8:1-8 / Psa 102 Whoever is least among you, is the one who is the greatest. (Luke 9:48) The worldly lust for fame and power Forfeits a place in God’s kingdom; The humble servant God will shower With His blessings and his wisdom. An argument started among the disciples as to which […]

Listening to the Master

Luke 9:43b-45 Zec 2:5-9,14-15a / Jer 31:10-13 Pay attention to what I am telling you: The Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men. (Luke 9:44) Jesus tells us to “pay attention,” And let His Word be our foundation, So that in times of tribulation We hold on to this consolation. And […]