In Christ, God Is Bound, You Are Freed

In Christ, God Is Bound, You Are Freed

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. “If you abide in My Word, you are truly My disciples, and you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.”  Thus the Word of the Lord, our God and Savior Jesus Christ. Now, to whom did...
Checklist Righteousness

Checklist Righteousness

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. A checklist can be a useful tool.  We all use checklists, to help us to do all sorts of things.  A shopping list is a checklist you make for, say, a trip to the grocery store, to make sure you...
A Picture of Christ and His Bride

A Picture of Christ and His Bride

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Gen 2:24; Mk 10:7–8a; Eph 5:31).  Just a few weeks ago, you heard this...
Prayer with Power…and Grumbling & Stumbling

Prayer with Power…and Grumbling & Stumbling

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Max Lucado is the Christian author of a number of best-selling books, including several on prayer.  In one such book, Before Amen, he makes this admission: Hello, my name is Max.  I’m a...
Mind Your Tongue!

Mind Your Tongue!

The letter of James, the brother of our Lord, is filled with practical advice for living out our daily lives.  But is it merely advice, or is there something more going on here? Is there a difference between practical advice and direct admonition from God?  Is there a...