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Month of Sundays: Storms

So, when a light wind sprang up from the south, thinking that they had found their opportunity, they weighed anchor and kept along the coast of Crete, close in shore. But shortly afterwards a hurricane came down on us off the land--a north-easter, as it is called. The ship was caught by it and was …

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Month of Sundays: Sovereignty

They sent their disciples, with the Herodians, to say to him: “Teacher, we know that you are an honest man, and that you teach the way of God honestly, and are not afraid of any one; for you pay no regard to a man’s position. Tell us, then, what you think. Are we right in …

Month of Sundays: Servanthood

No, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to take the first place among you, must be your slave; Just as the Son of Man came, not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Matthew 20:27-28) The disciples were …

Month of Sundays: Provision

And my God, out of the greatness of his wealth, will, in glory, fully satisfy your every need, through your union with Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19) It was time to go home. We had experienced another good cruise in the Bahamas, but it was time to get back to the good old U.S.A. So we …

Month of Sundays: Principles

And you know the way to the place where I am going.” “We do not know where you are going, Master,” said Thomas; “so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered: “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one ever comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:4-6) One …

Month of Sundays: Priority

After dismissing the crowds, he went up the hill by himself to pray; and, when evening fell, he was there alone. The boat was by this time some miles from shore, laboring in the waves, for the wind was against her. Three hours after midnight, however, Jesus came towards the disciples, walking on the water. …

Month of Sundays: Obedience

Is the LORD as delighted with burnt offerings and sacrifices as he would be with your obedience? To follow instructions is better than to sacrifice. To obey is better than sacrificing the fat of rams. (1 Samuel 15:22) Management gurus frequently cite the work of Sun Tzu, the Chinese author most famous for his book …

Month of Sundays: Mercy

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall find mercy. (Matthew 5:7) It was an especially difficult Analytic Geometry problem. I knew what I was doing wasn’t going to pan out. But my professor was an ex-seminarian; perhaps there was another way to rescue this situation. So I took the verse at the top, found it …

Month of Sundays: Love

"Teacher, what is the great commandment in the Law?" His answer was: "'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy Heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.' This is the great first commandment. (Matthew 22:36-38) Jean du Vergier de Hauranne, Abbé de Saint-Cyran was a French monk who made …

Month of Sundays: Light

The ground of his condemnation is this, that though the Light has come into the world, men preferred the darkness to the Light, because their actions were wicked. For he who lives an evil life hates the light, and will not come to it, for fear that his actions should be exposed; But he who …

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