We Thank You

Free Thought Friday: May 27, 2016

American flag flying in the wind

We Thank You

This weekend all across America people will be celebrating; pools will be open; children will be dreaming of their future summer activities; grills will be going; strangers will be greeting one another while shopping for the food to grill; and the like. With all this some will forget the meaning of this three-day weekend. It is Memorial Weekend. It is a time to remember and celebrate the many who have served and died defending this land and it’s freedoms.  Continue reading

Do Not Want What You Can’t Have

Wednesday Word: May 25, 2016

Do Not Want What You Can’t Have

Covet definition:
*Yearn to possess or have (something)

The true origin of this word is the Latin word ‘cupere’ which means “to desire”.

The first half of the Law given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai has to do with our relationship with Him. The second half of the Law has to do with our relationship with one another. This is why Jesus says:

Matthew 22:37-40 – Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” Continue reading

Communion: With One Accord in One Place

Free Thought Friday: May 20, 2016

Communion: With One Accord in One Place

For today’s “Free Thought Friday” I want to discuss the word and action of communion.  All day today (actually all week) I have been thinking of how much God loves us. In turn I have also been thinking about how much we say we love Him but how our actions don’t always follow that. I have made it known how I have been convicted of ungodly judgments and my condemnation of the Body of Christ (which includes condemnation towards myself). God makes it perfectly clear that loving each other is just as important as loving Him. He actually says that if we don’t have love for another then we don’t have love for Him.

1 John 4:20-21 – If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? 21 And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also. Continue reading