Good Morning! Tomorrow is the first day of fall. It sure feels like it! Last night I saw the movie “Unbroken: Path to Redemption,” the story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini. I highly recommend it. It is also quite fitting for our discussion. Louie was an Olympic track champion and WWII vet. His story is one … Continue reading 2018-09-21 A Giant Leap of Faith.
Good Morning! We’re plowing some tough ground. What does it mean when our drunken husband spurns your request to stop drinking, then spurns trusted friends, then, finally, spurns the church? Jesus says to treat them like a Samaritan and a tax collector. We’ve seen that Jesus is very forceful. We’ve seen Paul commanding us to … Continue reading 2018-09-20 Deliver This Man To Satan.
Good Morning! Today we will wrap up (maybe) our series on tough love. Let’s explore the last step in Jesus’ instructions. Matthew 18:17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a … Continue reading 2018-09-19 Like a Tax Collector?
Good Morning! My, it sure is dark in the morning! Without a doubt, the earth is still in its orbit around the sun. I can tell simply by the change in daylight. God has made everything so reliable and dependable that most of the time we don’t even notice it. That’s his nature. Today, give … Continue reading 2018-09-18 Instruments of Change!
Good Morning! Let’s continue on our discussion of tough love. How do we deal with serious sin in our home? Last week, we left off with the promise to dig deeper into this passage from Jesus. Matthew 18:15-20 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. … Continue reading 2018-09-17 An Instrument of Change.
Good Morning! Yesterday, we looked at the folly of Eli. We even touched upon the fact that David also was foolish with his lack of discipline with his son. For both, it cost them dearly. We also took a hard look at ourselves and found that things haven’t changed. We see clearly in the Old … Continue reading 2018-09-13 My Drunken Husband.
Good Morning! Let’s continue with our topic from yesterday. If you recall, I discussed the possibility that we tolerate sinful behavior in our homes to the point that, in my opinion, turns from loving tolerance to the harboring of sin. Of course, we have a perfect example of this in the priest Eli and his … Continue reading 2018-09-12 Boys Will Be Boys.