Steve Leininger - Stay in your own lane - After getting Peter’s assurances of his love for Jesus, Jesus tells Peter “Follow me.”
Ron Bruni - From confusion to the wisdom of God - Almost every word of Christ gave them some sort of confusion. This hindered their progress. But soon afterward . . .
Norm McGraw - Never said it would be easy - And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me.”
Tim Trainor - What return can I make? - After his conversion, Saul, now called Paul, was no longer trying to stamp out this new Faith. He was actively spreading it!
Lou Occhi - The disciples had not understood the close tie between Jesus and the Father and the extent of that tie.
Steve Leininger - Peter and John were often in the spotlight and had more than one major run-in with the Sanhedrin, the Jewish judicial and administrative body.
Norm McGraw - The big picture - So, what was the reaction of the Pharisees when Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead? They debated how to quench his popularity because they saw him as a political threat.
Lou Occhi - Mary was without sin - Adam and Eve were successfully tempted by Satan, while Mary is with Jesus when Satan is defeated at the cross.
Steve Leininger - The Father is always with us - It is reassuring to hear that God is always with us and everything he has belongs to us
Norm McGraw - A legacy of faith - Hopefully, their passing has left us a legacy of faith in God---“the realization of what is hoped for”.
Lou Occhi - All people are our neighbors - It is easy enough to love a friend and people who are generous and loving. What about those that aren’t? How do you go about loving someone who is mean and harms you or others?
Steve Leininger - Faith Happens - Abraham committed his whole self to obeying God’s commands. It is that combination of belief, trust, and commitment that is embodied in faith.
Norm McGraw - Every time we read scripture . . . - And as our faith grows, we feel His presence and His grace in our lives.
Norm - Every time we read scripture . . .- Every time that we pray, we strengthen our belief in Him. And as our faith grows, we feel His presence and His grace in our lives.
Lou - Light of the World - Like our weekly prayer sessions, there are also many other activities which keep our spiritual batteries charged.
Tim - Already but not yet – Christmas - He, as my horn of salvation, wishes me a “Very Joyful and Bright Christmas!”
Steve Leininger - Not another Genealogy - Finding one’s roots, learning about your family tree, and visiting the “place of one’s birth” has always been a yearning burned into the human psyche.
Lou - We are the light of the world. We have to rejoice in the love of our God and spread that love in whatever our Lord wishes for us.
Tim - Do we desire the kind of faith that leads us to persist, as 2 Timothy suggests, whether it is convenient or inconvenient?
Steve Leininger - My “October Surprise” this year was a letter from Colorado state saying I owe them enough additional money to get my attention.