Category Archives: Love

To Please My Father

Jesus described his relationship with his Father. “The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him” (John 8:29). My father was skilled in all things carpentry, plumbing, electrical, … Continue reading

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My Father’s Blessing

Isaac called his son Esau to come to him. Old, sensing his life was fading, this father said to his son, “Prepare me the kind of tasty food I like and bring it to me to eat, so that I … Continue reading

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The Compassion of the Suffering

In the gospel of Matthew, chapter 20, verses 17 and following, Jesus is on his final journey to Jerusalem. Jesus told his disciples that in Jerusalem he was going to be betrayed, condemned to death, mocked, beaten, and crucified. Jesus … Continue reading

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There Is Nothing in Life of which We Need Ever Be Afraid. Part Two

The psalmist, in Psalm 52, describes an evil man who, for his own selfish benefit, is seeking the destruction of good.  The description of this enemy serves as a portrayal of evil.  Evil is strong, boastful, and arrogant in its … Continue reading

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The Grace and the Call of the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ

In the March 2013 issue of Christianity Today magazine, Jordan Monge shares her journey, as a student at Harvard, from atheism to faith in Jesus Christ (“The Atheist’s Dilemma”, pages 88, 87).  She first came to belief in the existence … Continue reading

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