Let me share a quick but funny story before we begin. Some weeks back I shared with you the changes that have been taking place in our son, Joshua. The overcoming of temper outbursts and anger has been an ongoing struggle.
We may run long today as we attempt to wrap up this series, so let's see what kind of progress we can make in today's sharing.
We may run long today as we wrap up this series, so let's get right to it.
OK. We've spent the last three weeks on what it means to be the salt of the earth. Now it’s time to get on with what it means to be the light of the world. Once again, here’s how it reads in the KJV:
Greetings and Solutions! Today, we were going to move on to the second part of Jesus' use of the two metaphors describing our authority in the earth -- the first one was the way we permeate and "season" our homes, our neighborhoods, our communities, etc., as salt -- and the second being our function in Christ as "the light of the world.
Good Morning! Gotta share a recent event that took place as an illustration of our continuing study of what it means to be "the salt of the earth."
And another TGIF day to you! If my calculations are correct, we have passed the 1,000 mark in these Coffee Break articles during the past few weeks -- and that spans a period which began in December of 2004 on a sporadic basis.
We begin again today with the amplified version of Jesus' declaration of blessing for those who are persecuted:
Let's begin again today with the amplified version of Jesus' declaration of blessing for those who are persecuted:
Whenever we think of the term, "persecution," in today's vernacular, and especially among those who have an "end times" mindset, we tend to view it as a lead-in to "tribulation" -- and for some, the so-called "Great Tribulation."