Called to Freedom

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. Tomorrow is Memorial Day, officially a national holiday in our country since 1971, although it has been celebrated since just after the Civil War. It is a day in which…

The LORD your God is in your midst

The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. Here we are again. About five minutes ago (or so it seems) we were celebrating and honoring the young…

Seasoned with Salt

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. As Jesus confirmed in Mark 9:50 and in Luke 14:34, “salt is good.” How many of us can imagine a world without…

God Hears Us

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us— whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. In a world of competing voices that is filled to the brim with “noise,”…

Amazing Love

You were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious bloodof Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot,  The above words are part of Peter’s admonishment in 1 Peter 1. He is exhorting them—and encouraging them—to live holy…

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