How often have my prayers been directed toward the provision either in terms of my petitions or my praises. “God, please give healing…”, “God, please provide a job…”, “God, thank you for this food…”, “God, thank you for my family…” I’m not saying that these prayers are wrong or unnecessary. But, they fall short if […]
(The following is part two in a three part series by board member Rev. Matthew Black) (Part 1) (Part 3) II. Consider Jesus’ love for children, “Let the little children come.” vs. 14. Indignation Mark 10:14, “When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not […]
(The following is part one in a three part series by board member Rev. Matthew Black) (Part 2) (Part 3) “Higher than every painter, higher than every sculptor and than all artists do I regard him who is skilled in the art of forming the soul of children.” –- St. John Chrysostom (349-407) What a […]
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“And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service? That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses.” Exodus 12:26-27 I […]
Our staff was greatly encouraged the other day as we pondered this passage. In it we see Jesus preaching the Word of God to the crowds in Galilee. This was in fulfillment of His stated purpose in the previous chapter (4:43). As the scene begins Jesus enters a boat by the lake and asks the […]