A Labor Of Love

“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13:13.  All this week we have been talking about the sinful woman that anointed Jesus’ feet in Luke 7. If you analyze what the woman did you see strong indications of faith, deep repentance, an unwavering commitment and…

Broken Vessel

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” – Psalm 34:18 This week we have been looking at the story of the sinful woman found in Luke 7. We are not sure what her sin was, but whatever it was, the woman was keenly aware of her sinful state.…

Who Were The Pharisees?

“Teacher,” they said, “we know how honest you are. You are impartial and don’t play favorites. You teach the way of God truthfully. Now tell us—is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not? Should we pay them, or shouldn’t we?” Jesus saw through their hypocrisy and said, “Why are you trying to trap…

The Sinful Woman

“One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to have dinner with him, so Jesus went to his home and sat down to eat. When a certain immoral woman from that city heard he was eating there, she brought a beautiful alabaster jar filled with expensive perfume. Then she knelt behind him at his feet, weeping. Her…

Hitting The Pause Button

“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1. This week I challenged everyone to pause and pray. I am talking about slowing down long enough in our everyday lives, no matter where we are, no matter whom we are with, to seek God’s wisdom when we feel…