The Declaration: Who Do They Say You Are? (Manuscript)

Today’s Scripture – Matthew 16:13-20 13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” 16 SimonContinue reading “The Declaration: Who Do They Say You Are? (Manuscript)”

Rahab

2 Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. “Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there. 2 The king of Jericho was told, “Look, some of the Israelites have come here tonight to spy out the land.” 3 So the king of JerichoContinue reading “Rahab”

who does god want to be President?

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. (1 Timothy 2:1-2, English Standard Version). OK, Five for Friday didn’t last. That’s onContinue reading “who does god want to be President?”

the Parable of Broken Computers

26 The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?” 27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” (Mark 10:26-27 New International Version). It was about 18 months ago. I bought a new laptop. I was stillContinue reading “the Parable of Broken Computers”

Let the Love Flow

[Intro] G C F# D7 F# D7 CG [Verse 1]GFather, all your beauty to see.G D7Father created blessings for me.D7 CFather, thanks for music and sound.C D7 GFather, I know my gifts abound. [Chorus]G This world was created for us.C D7 F#Teach us, in you we should trustF# CYour love can show us the wayCContinue reading “Let the Love Flow”

Five for Friday: Life Lessons

This Week on Five for Friday When Your Favorite Team CheatsI Wish I Had KnownWhat Do You Stand For?KINDNESS IS MANY THINGS… RANDOM ISN’T ONEAfter 103 Birthdays When Your Favorite Team Cheats 13 Don’t have two different types of money weights in your bag, a heavy one and a light one. 14 Don’t have two different types ofContinue reading “Five for Friday: Life Lessons”

TED Thursday: Pritchard’s Passion

42 I was hungry and you didn’t give me food to eat. I was thirsty and you didn’t give me anything to drink…. …44 “Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and didn’t do anything to help you?… …45 Then he willContinue reading “TED Thursday: Pritchard’s Passion”

David’s Enemies of God

16 Protect me, God, because I take refuge in you.2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord.    Apart from you, I have nothing good.”3 Now as for the “holy ones” in the land,    the “magnificent ones” that I was so happy about;4     let their suffering increase because        they hurried after a different god.I won’t participate in their blood offerings;    I won’t letContinue reading “David’s Enemies of God”

Whose Prayer Should God Answer?

13 How long will you forget me, Lord? Forever?    How long will you hide your face from me?2 How long will I be left to my own wits,    agony filling my heart? Daily?How long will my enemy keep defeating me? 3 Look at me!    Answer me, Lord my God!Restore sight to my eyes!    Otherwise, I’ll sleep the sleep of death,4         and my enemy will say, “IContinue reading “Whose Prayer Should God Answer?”

Spring, A Sign of Hope

for now the winter is past,    the rain is over and gone.12 The flowers appear on the earth;    the time of singing has come,and the voice of the turtledove    is heard in our land.13 The fig tree puts forth its figs,    and the vines are in blossom;    they give forth fragrance. (Song of Songs 2:11-13b, New Revised Standard Version) I love springtime.Continue reading “Spring, A Sign of Hope”