Archive for October 2011

On Inviting the Poor

Luke 14: 12-14 Rom 11:29-36 / Psa 69 …when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. (Luke 14:13) All blessings in life we receive There’s no way that we can repay; In turn that’s the way we must give, As God’s Word has shown […]

The Seat of Honor

Luke 14: 1,7-11 Rom 11:1-2a,11-12,25-29 / Psa 94 …everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. (Luke 14:11) Pray that from pride we may be freed, A place of honor not to seek; A humble heart God loves indeed, He spurns the proud, exalts the meek. One Sabbath, […]

Praying and Serving

Luke 6: 12-16 Eph 2:19-22 / Psa 19 Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. (Luke 6:12) Pray intensely with heart and mind, For God’s wisdom to guide our way; If serving Him we’re so inclined, A hundredfold will be our pay. One of those days Jesus […]

The Paradox of Jerusalem

Luke 13: 31-35 Rom 8:31b-39 / Psa 109 I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’ (Luke 13:35) Don’t test God’s patience and mercy, Even Jerusalem was not spared; It would be a great tragedy To ignore the lessons Christ […]

The Narrow Gate of Salvation

Luke 13: 22-30 Rom 8:26-30 / Psa 13 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) The only words that we must fear: “I do not know where you are from.” The sweetest words we long to hear: “Welcome […]

Defining God’s Kingdom

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