Posts by Rev. Roy W. Hefti (Page 67)

Posts by Rev. Roy W. Hefti (Page 67)

“OUR FATHER…”

“Lord, teach us to pray,” said the disciples.  So Jesus provided a model prayer, saying:  “After this manner therefore pray ye…Our Father, who art in heaven.”   We would not believe this if Jesus Himself had not taught us to say this.  Those of us who grew up listening to the centuries-old prayers of the Church must have wondered about those prayers.  Many of these old…

FROM ONE FATHER TO ANOTHER

A fellow named James Emery White wrote the following in a recent article: I am about to enter into the most volatile subject imaginable.  No, not abortion or same-sex marriage, not even immigration reform or gun control. Those are tame. I want to talk about parents, sports and the church. How many of you already felt your defenses go up, blood pressure rise, and claws and…

WHO GAVE THE ORDER?

Perhaps you heard the lines of Tennyson’s famous poem, The Charge of the Light Brigade, during your school years: Half a league, half a league Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. “Forward the Light Brigade!”… Not tho’ the soldier knew Someone had blundered; Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die:…

TENDER MERCIES

The closing verses of Mark’s 10th chapter recount the dramatic healing of the blind man, Bartimaeus. Jesus worked a great many miracles of healing during His earthly ministry.  But have you ever wondered why it seemed so selective? What about all the people in the world who never met up with Jesus, who died from their illnesses?   And what about all the people Jesus did…