WASTE MANAGEMENT

While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with a jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head . . . When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. "Why this waste?" they asked. "This perfume could have been sold...

THE MASTER’S CARD

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.                           Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. How priceless is your unfailing love, O...

GRACE IN PLACE

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000004623 StartFragment:0000000503 EndFragment:0000004606 John 1: 9-14, 16-18 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did...

CHEQUE POINTS

"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his...

BATTLE-READY

The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, "There is still one prophet through who we can inquire of the Lord, but I hate him because he never prophecies anything good about me, but always bad." (1 Kings 22:8) The king speaking here is Ahab -- far from a heroic figure...

RESISTANCE

. . . All of you, clothe yourselves with humility towards one another, because "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble." Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he...

WORLD SERIOUS

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world -- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life -- comes not from the Father but from the world. The world...

NO MATTER HOW YOU SLICE IT

"Be careful," Jesus warned them. "Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod." They discussed this with one another and said, "It is because we have no bread.  Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: "Why are you talking about having no bread? Do...

WHERE THE RIVER FLOWS

Read Ezekiel 47:1-12 . . . this water flows there and makes the salt water fresh; so where the river flows everything will live . . . (v. 10) It wasn't a good time, a good place or a good outlook. The children of Israel, God's chosen people, were in exile in Babylon....

WELL FED

Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. (John 6:27) My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26) Today, most of us will be feeling...