'Lot' Tagged Posts

'Lot' Tagged Posts

“BLESSED ARE THE MEEK…”

In the 13th chapter of Genesis, we meet Abram’s nephew, Lot.  Lot has lost his father back in Haran.  Abram has sort of adopted the young man, taken him under his wing.  The Bible says that Lot also has flocks, herds and tents.  Because Abram prospers, so does Lot.  Ah, remember?  “I will bless those who bless you,”  God told Abram. In fact, they prosper so much that the…

GOD’S SECRET SERVICE

In our Gospel lesson this morning, Jesus speaks of when He will come “in His Father’s glory with the holy angels.”  As we traditionally ponder the Lord’s final coming in these closing Sundays of the Church Year, it may be helpful to review what the Bible says about the angels. The angels are spirits which God created in the beginning to praise Him and to serve you and me.…

THE HONOR OF GIVING

Christian giving is done “in order to honor the Lord,” says Paul in 2 Cor. 8:19.    It is not some cold business of raising money or funding a budget. Our Christian giving is an act of worship, no less than saying a prayer, singing a hymn, lending our hearts and ears in faith to the creed, the Scripture lessons and the sermon.  It is our sacred honor to God. Solomon says…

THE PARTING OF THE WAYS

Our Gospel lesson from John reports the reaction of the crowd when Jesus finished His famous “Bread of Life” sermon:   “From this time many of His disciples turned back and no longer followed Him.” Every veteran pastor knows what this is like – the sullen look that says, “No!” to some plain word of God and storms out. This parting of the ways has been there: ever since…