Archive for October 2015

Shameful Pride

Luke 14: 1,7-11 Rom 11:1-2a,11-12,25-29 / Ps 94 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. (Luke 14:11) To the “small” God’s favors will fall Because the proud don’t heed His call. Those who seek to be truly meek In God’s eyes are greatest of all! One […]

A Day for Love

Luke 14: 1-6 Rom 9:1-5 / Psa 147 Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not? (Luke 14:3) Works of mercy on Sabbath day Are made holy when done for love; If you hear the call to serve or pray, It’s by God’s Spirit from above. On a Sabbath, Jesus went to dine […]

Jerusalem: the Great Paradox

Luke 13: 31-35 Rom 8:31b-39 / Psa 109 Jerusalem, Jerusalem … how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were unwilling. (Luke 13:34) Jerusalem was predicted As a city devastated. But here Jesus resurrected, And here Satan was defeated. At that time […]

The Call to Serve

Luke 6: 12-16 Eph 2:19-22 / Psa 19:2-5 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 come to stay. One of those days Jesus […]

Growth of God’s Kingdom

Luke 13:18-21 Rom 8: 18–25 / Psa 126 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough. (Luke 13:21) Like mustard seed or leaven dough May God transform our mind and soul, Slowly, surely in spirit grow To reach our everlasting […]

Bent Down No More

Luke 13: 10-17 Rom 8:12-17 / Psa 68 Shouldn’t this daughter of Abraham be set free from what binds her? (Luke 13:16) Of women, this all men must learn: In numbers they showed more concern To Jesus, bent by our sins’ weight, Was urged on by their steadfast faith. Jesus was teaching in a synagogue […]