Archive for 'Righteousness'

Delusions of the Elite

Luke 9: 51-56 Zec 8:20-23 / Psa 87 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them? (Luke 9:55) If in our search for truth, others we Treat with prejudice or disdain, Take heed our self-righteousness may be Making what […]

How to Make the Sabbath Holy

Matthew 12: 1-8 Exo 11:10—12:14 / Psa 116 I tell you, someone greater than the temple is here. (Matthew 12:6) Sunday is never a yoke to bear It is a day of celebration! A time to praise and our joy to share For the blessings of God’s creation. At that time, Jesus was going through […]

Dealing with Conflicts

Matthew 5: 20-26 Ez 18:21-28 / Psa 130 Go first and be reconciled with your brother, then come and offer your gift. (Matthew 5:24) For the sake of peace, may I be meek, To yield what is right as Jesus would, And even offer the other cheek, And understand, than be understood. Jesus said to […]

Delusions of the Elite

Luke 9: 51-56 Jb 3: 1-3,11-17,20-23 / Psa 88 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them? (Luke 9:55) If in our search for truth, others we Treat with prejudice or disdain, Take heed our self-righteousness may be Making […]

God Rewards Secret Deeds

Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-18 2 Kgs 2: 1. 6-14 / Ps 31: 20, 21, 24 Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 6:1) The righteousness of every act Comes from the grace […]

A Lesson in Humility

Matthew 23: 1-12 Is 1:10,16-20/ Ps 50: 8-9,16-17,21,23 The greatest among you must be your servant. (Matthew 23:11) If hope and confidence are crumbling, When all our prayers seem denied, Take heart, it’s just a little humbling To keep us from the sin of pride. Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: […]