Posts with the tag “love-neighbor”
September 13th, 2021
Love your neighbor as yourself, but don’t take down the fence. ⎯Carl Sandburg...
The Point of God's Love
May 12th, 2021
Today will be my last in our series of daily devotions. I pray that you have been inspired and challenged by at least some of them....
Nothing is Withheld by God
May 6th, 2021
Think about the implications of that. Nothing that I need is withheld from me by God. But it also means that nothing that is part of this created world belongs exclusively to me....
Coming to our Senses
May 1st, 2021
The results are the same; God seeks to get our attention through the crises of our lives....
Living in a Distant Country
April 30th, 2021
If all I have, like in the parable, comes from my Father, I have certainly squandered quite a bit of it on living in ways that are inconsistent with God’s commands of loving God with all my heart, sou...
The Question is not Does God Love You
April 29th, 2021
God never stopped loving the sinner but, the sinner is only reunited in a relationship with God because the sinner repented and returned to God....
April 22nd, 2021
When we talk about conflict resolution, I tell the couple that they must change the way they look at arguing. It can no longer be about who is right and who is wrong, it must be about what is best fo...
Losing the Old Life
April 18th, 2021
God created us to be in relationship. It is the primary function of human existence. We are born into a community called family. We are born in such a way that we cannot survive without others. ...
The Mission Next Door
April 15th, 2021
If people outside of the church, “the crowds”, were asked today, of those who actually had even heard of Jesus, the answers would probably be, “a good man”, “an ethical teacher”, “a social activist”, ...
April 11th, 2021
One of the biggest arguments among the various Protestant expressions of Christianity is whether our primary role as the Church of Jesus Christ is to proclaim the Gospel message of salvation or to do ...
Accepting God's Purpose for Me
April 4th, 2021
In my humble opinion, meaning in life comes from the decisions we make and the actions we take in response to the situations we find going on around us....
March 26th, 2021
I have trouble delineating between rules that are in place to protect people and property and rules that are in place to protect ideologies and the status quo....
Do No Harm
March 7th, 2021
Some of the details of the final temptation in the wilderness make this text very thought-provoking. First, the devil is now using scripture and says, “For it is written…” Second, Jesus, instead of ...
Exiles from the Broken World
February 12th, 2021
One of the running themes we find in the New Testament reflects the Old Testament’s prohibition of the Jews mixing with the Gentiles. However, within the New Testament, it is a caution for the “new” ...
What is the Source of my Words?
February 4th, 2021
It is easy for me to understand why James writes, “The tongue [and in our day the keyboard] is a fire. …and is itself set on fire by hell.” Speaking truth in love is of God, but the hate we have hea...
Love When I Mess-Up
February 3rd, 2021
I tell myself that I know I am loved by God unconditionally and forgiven by God. But the fact that I let the mistakes play repeatedly in my head, really reveals that I have not loved myself unconditi...
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