Posts from October 2015

Posts from October 2015

“OOH….AAH”

To only two people did Jesus ever say:  “Great is thy faith.”  One of them was a Gentile solider who beseeched Jesus on behalf of his sick servant.  The other was a Canaanite woman who chased after Jesus, begging only for the crumbs from the Master’s table Why should a foreign soldier, who had no Jewish roots, believe in a Messiah who was rejected by His own countrymen…

THE REAL “STARS”

A few years ago, Jacob Weisberg wrote an article about why we care about celebrities.    It is an interesting question.  Why do we care about Charlie Sheen’s latest drug rant, or Shia Labeouf’s most recent run-ins with the law?   Why do we care about Justin Bieber’s spoiled-brat behavior or the Duggar family’s dirty laundry? Weisberg suggests a few reasons.  One reason is…

“AND NIGHTLY PITCH MY MOVING TENT”

In 2 Corinthians 5:1, Paul takes the eternal view of things.  He says:  “Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.” The old Englishman, Isaac Watts, captured Paul’s comparison of our earthly tent and our eternal house in heaven in one of his hymns: “While time on earth…