The Burning Heart

Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way?Luk 24:32 A Beautiful Story That Lives in Our HeartsEvery detail of this beautiful story lives in the imagination of Christendom. Never a week passes but some earnest heart is travelling with the two down to Emmaus. We see them joined … Continue reading The Burning Heart

The Gospel

So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.Hebrews 9:28 The grace of God is currently available to you as a free gift. All of your sins can be wiped away today … Continue reading The Gospel

Why did Jesus say to share the gospel with all creation?

Mark 16:15: “He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.'” One of the final recorded things Jesus said was instruction that His Good News be shared with all creation. I’ve often pondered why Jesus uses the word “creation.” We often think of preaching or sharing the gospel … Continue reading Why did Jesus say to share the gospel with all creation?

‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’

Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" - Matthew 4:4 Like Esau, we get so diverted by the mundane things of life and the growling of our bellies, we forget the longer range view of things. God's Word, his … Continue reading ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’

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The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;
    they go down to the inmost parts.

Proverbs 26

Gossiping is one of the themes covered in the book of Proverbs. It carries the idea of talking about others behind their back in disparaging ways, usually in a way that highlights their supposed character defects, or whatever perceived weaknesses they have. It often refers to something that has happened, or is going on. It ends up being a moral sickness for those who practice it, and for others who participate in that practice by merely listening. Listening and taking it in, as the passage quoted above indicates, is just as much to participate in it, as the actual gossiper, at least in how it affects the one who listens. By listening, one is affirming what the gossiper is doing.

It becomes more tricky when one just throws in some kind…

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