Why the Church? [Fellowship of the Saints]

It is easy to become cynical and hard about the Church. We easily see failure and defeat permeating our local churches. That is a serious problem, if we look too close, or for too long. The sins of the Church are evident and massive. It’s popular to diss the Church. Satan has a personal  vendettaContinue reading “Why the Church? [Fellowship of the Saints]”

Scare the Bullies: Psalms 86

14 O God, insolent men have risen up against me;     a band of ruthless men seeks my life,     and they do not set you before them. 15 But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,     slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. 16 Turn to me and be gracious to me;     give your strength to yourContinue reading “Scare the Bullies: Psalms 86”

When You Are Scorned

“My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”  Psalm 42:3, ESV I have a vivid and clear memory of meeting this well-groomed gentleman walking up the steps of BART in Berkeley.  He was dressed in the sophisticated twill jacket with aContinue reading “When You Are Scorned”