How Things Happen

31 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of theContinue reading “How Things Happen”

God’s Gift to the Broken Ones: Isaiah 61

“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me,        for the LORD has anointed me        to bring good news to the poor.     He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted        and to proclaim that captives will be released        and prisoners will be freed.  2 He has sent me to tell those who mourn        that the timeContinue reading “God’s Gift to the Broken Ones: Isaiah 61”

Good Hygiene

  ”Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil,” Isaiah 1:16, ESV  ”Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.”Continue reading “Good Hygiene”

Chosen People of Faith

The Shepherd of Hermas, written c.125 AD, repeatedly declares that the Church has always existed, since the beginning of creation. The Old Testament believers are joined by those in the New Testament Christians in one single community of faith. Paul asserts that this faith unites us with each other; that we all have a commonContinue reading “Chosen People of Faith”