As I’ve been preparing for my message for Sunday morning, I have been meditating on Matthew 6:1-18. This passage speaks to certain testimonies of righteous living: giving, praying, and fasting. It is notable that each of these are introduced by speaking against these deeds as practiced by the “hypocrites” (which at any moment might be… Continue reading Tooting Our Horns
I had a conversation with a couple of the ladies in my church today about a symbol that is imprinted into the fabric lining the bottom of our brass offering plates. I had overheard one of them telling the other that “IHS” stood for “In His Service”. Sounds good enough. Makes sense. It would be… Continue reading IHS – What Does It Mean?
Yesterday I preached from Matthew 15:29-39 about the feeding of the 4,000 (men, less women and children and not to be confused with the feeding of the 5,000 men plus women and children [Matthew 14:13-21]): 29 Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down.… Continue reading Hungry with Questions