Archive for 'Repentance'

Preparing the Way of the Lord

Matthew 17:9a,10-13 Sir 48:1-4,9-11 / Psa 80 You are destined, it is written, in time to come to put an end to wrath before the day of the LORD, to turn back the hearts of fathers toward their children… (Sirach 48:10) He has come “to restore all things,” Jesus, our Savior, King of kings. Make […]

Alas for Unrepentant Hearts!

Luke 10:13-16 Job 38:1,12-21;40:3-5 / Ps 139 Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And 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 our sole recourse. “Woe […]

Warning to the Unrepentant

Matthew 11: 20-24 Isa 7:1-9 / Psa 48:2-8 . . . if the miracles done among you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. (Matthew 11: 23) Let us heed the words of Jesus: The worse will come without remorse; We know that there is no excuse, Repentance is our […]

The Paralysis of Sin

Matthew 9:1-8 Amos 7:10-17 / Ps 19:8-11 When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, ‘Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.’ (Matthew 9:2) Repentance comes before we heal, With sin, miracles won’t happen; Our faith can help, but not until All our sins have been forgiven. Jesus got back into the boat, […]

A Call to Repentance

Luke 13: 1-9 Eph 4:7-16 / Psa 122 For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’ (Luke 13:7) Life can be like a barren tree, No fruits to share, just standing there; Or it […]

Impenitence: A Heart of Stone

Matthew 11: 20-24 Isa 7:1-9 / Psa 48 Then Jesus began to criticize openly the cities in which He had done many of His miracles, because they had not repented. (Matthew 11:20) Those who don’t know how to listen Will find it hard to feel remorse; Read the Word as it is written: Repentance is […]