Tomorrow is May 17th and Tax Day in the United States. This day is dreaded by many, including me. Anyone who thinks the tax system in the U.S. is fair, probably doesn’t pay a penny in taxes. A flat tax is the only fair system, and because it’s fair, we’ll never see it. Our system of government isn’t about what is fair, but rather what looks fair.
This week Brother Thom gets us caught up in our series on the Most Famous Stories of the Bible. First, he takes care of some housekeeping issues, then moves into our series on the Bible. We have walked our way from Genesis thru 2 Kings, and in this installment, Thom takes us from 1 Chronicles thru to Job.
It’s getting harder and harder to find anyone who can tell you how many books there are in the Bible. Even then, those who know the answer have a hard time breaking that number down between the Old and New Testaments. Spoiler alert, there are 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. But does it end there? No it doesn’t, the Catholic Bible has 7 additional books, more on that later.
Brother Mark and I Walked to Emmaus together several years, and I was introduced to this song for the first time on that walk. It has remained my favorite song. Cory Asbury sings this wonderful song with commentary making the song easily understood by first time listeners. Download this song here, and the album here. … Continue reading Reckless Love – Cory Asbury
David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.
Brother Mark and I, like many in ministry find that when we listen for God, he will put a burden on our hearts to say or do something. This morning I was moved by the Holy Spirit to read this scripture, and share it with you. No matter how many times you have read it … Continue reading Jesus Wept
Brother Thom introduces us to the second book in Kings where Elijah travels where God sends him, followed by Elisha who witnesses Elijah caught up in a whirlwind to Heaven. Chariots are on fire and horses are flaming as Elijah receives his double portion. Never timid Brother Thom dives into the deep end of the pond to discuss the misguided who kneel in protest during our National Anthem, and explains who they unwittingly show submission, reverence, and respect for our Anthem and our Flag.
The forgiveness of our sins doesn't give us a free pass to repeat them the next day, but instead it allows us to put our sins behind us and strive to be better Christians in a closer walk with our Lord Jesus Christ.