'Saul' Tagged Posts

'Saul' Tagged Posts

DIVINE SERENDIPITY

Matthew, Mark and Luke all tell the story.  On the road to Jericho sit two blind men.  Mark and Luke focus on one of the men in particular.  Mark tells us his name is Bartimaeus.   The day for these two men began as all of their days must have begun.  They were led by some kind soul to their usual spot on the roadside to beg – the only form of social assistance in those…

COMMON SIN & UNCOMMON GRACE

The trials and temptations which besiege the life of young Joseph do not break the godly young man.  God’s promise given through St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 10:13 comes to mind:   “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.  And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.  But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out…

DIVINE SERENDIPITY

There was a group back in the 60’s called the Serendipity Singers. The word has a neat sound to it.  Serendipity is the making of pleasant discoveries by accident. The word was invented by the English author Horace Walpole in the 1700’s.  He got the idea from a story called “The Three Princes of Serendip” in which these princes were always accidentally discovering new…

PROMISES ABOUT PRAYER

In the 16th chapter of John, Jesus says:  “My Father will give you whatever you ask in My name.” Jesus said such things a good many times.  There is no need to tone these words down, to pare the claws of the Lion of Judah.  Jesus means what He says about asking God and receiving.  He knows we need encouragement, for we pray too little and fail to trust Him when we do…