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The Kindness Habit: The Fifth Wednesday in Lent

Dinner with Sinners After Jesus called Levi (Matthew) to follow Him, He went to Matthew’s house for dinner. Some of Matthew’s friends showed up to have dinner with both of them. I like the fact Scripture says “tax collectors & sinners.” The tax collectors sins were so great they were listed separately yet the other […]

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A Little More Action, Please!

In my previous post, I talked about Jesus focusing on His ministry & the work His Father wanted Him to do. Jesus didn’t get caught up in government issues. I would think He cared about the things going on around Him. He just didn’t waste His time or energy on it. Instead, He took care […]

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Little Less Conversation

When Jesus was born, Rome was in charge of Israel. Israel had asked Rome for protection from their enemies & Rome agreed. In exchange, Rome would collect taxes. The census would give Rome an idea how many people there were & how much to tax. Yes, this is a very simplified version of the story. […]

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God’s Goals for 2017: Step Up & Serve

I was once invited to preach in a church on the Sunday the church honored the women in the congregation. When I arrived, I was given a beautiful corsage. After the service, I was presented with a dozen red roses & then escorted o the Fellowship Hall for a luncheon prepared by the women. The […]

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