Archive for July 2012

Satan’s Schemes

Matthew 13: 36-43 Jer 14:17-22 / Psa 79 …the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. (Matthew 13:43) Live as if you’ll die tomorrow, From the Grim Reaper, no one’s spared; Life is but a time we borrow, For its accounting be prepared. […]

So Little for so Many

Matthew 13: 31-35 Jer 13:1-11 / Deut.32 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 seed. […]

Weeds Among the Wheat

Matthew 13: 24-30 Jer. 7: 1-11/ Ps 84: 3-6, 8, 11 …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 […]

Sowing the Seed of God’s Word

Matthew 13: 18-23 Jer 3:14-17 / Jer 31 The man who hears the word and understands it — he produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. (Matthew 13: 23) The seed of God’s Word has been sown And has taken root in my heart… Christ’s teachings now that we […]

Understanding God’s Word

Matthew 13:10-17 Jer 2: 1-3. 7-8. 12-13 / Ps 36: 6-11 To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. (Matthew 13:11) Who shuns Gods Word knows no freedom, Life’s meaning he never will see; He who lives it gains more […]

James and John: First and Last

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 […]