Saturday, February 28, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Recently, I was at a funeral lunch held at Windsor Yacht Club. On the property and in the buildings there are signs placed which indicate that the Club is for member use only. If you were to walk in and help yourself as a non-member, you would be violating the rights of privilege that belong to members.
The church that Jesus inaugurated also has a ceremonial meal for members of His sacred community. The table represents membership in His family.
Paul makes the point in this passage that you cannot eat and drink of God’s sacred table and also participate at the table of demons. In this world, there are ritual activities and community values that run opposite to the gospel.
We must decide which table we belong at and only eat there. Jesus ate with publicans and sinners because he set their table apart as a place to do God’s work. We need to make sure that our presence at any table brings the light of God, rather than it being a place that corrupts us and violates us.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
In a last ditch attempt, the devil offers an alternate route to the Kingdom. What was the mission of Jesus about? It was about God’s love for a lost world. It was about bringing love and redemption back to Creation.
We can see that Jesus had to deal with subtle strategies designed to disconnect Him from the Father and the Spirit. The same can be said of all our temptations. All offers of sin are at the price of disconnecting from God.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
At the age of 47 I now wear contact lenses that are one step short of bifocals. One lens is for distance and the other for close up. The optometrist told me that this works for 80% of the people that try it. The brain compensates and you end up with balanced vision. For me, it works.
¨ You see crime and poverty - I see peace and prosperity.
¨ You see a lost cause - I see God waiting to do a miracle.
You will no longer see men as ‘trees walking’ . You will see them as they are.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
God's loving correction causes us to change. We find ourselves hitting the reset button when God speaks.
An earthbound view of position always includes a degree of cynicism and expecting the worst of leadership.
As he was, so we are called to be.
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