What does the Lord require?

What does the Lord require?

Micah 6:8: “He has showed you, O man, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”  “Require” is a strong word.  A synonym would be “demand.”  What does the Lord “demand” of you?  Act justly...
Did God really say…

Did God really say…

Genesis chapter 3 records the fall of man in the garden of Eden when the serpent tempted Eve by asking her “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?  First of all, he twisted what God had told Adam and Eve.  God told them they could eat of...
Did God really say…

No us versus them

We expect there to be divisions in the world, but when it creeps into the church, that’s another thing.  Many times in Scripture we are told that we are one in Christ. The prayer that Jesus prayed before he went to the cross expresses his heart’s desire for believers:...
Fear Not

Fear Not

Two weeks ago, Pastor Ben brought a message about fear and anxiety.  The first thing that popped into my mind was a phrase, “Fear has torment.”  1 John 4:18 says “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment.  But he who...
Do to Others

Do to Others

Do to Other Matthew 7:12: “In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”  Just about everyone knows this Scripture in some form that is known as the “Golden Rule.”  When I was a very young person, I had a...
Do to Others

The Broken Wall

Eph. 2:14 NLT “For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when in his own body on the cross he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us.”  Racial divisions are nothing new.  All through the Old Testament we read...