Sep 01 2014

Mustard Seeds: Ice Cream & Predestination (A Mustard Seed Musing)

In the mid-2000s, my friend Jason set me on a path to explaining predestination… or at least how God is omniscient without manipulating, controlling, and marionetting us around. It involves ice cream, and as a father, I’ve come to understand … Continue reading

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Sep 01 2014

Sunday's Child: Reflection on readings for September 1

Your throne, O God, endures forever.Your royal scepter is a scepter of equity.(Psalm 45:6)Job 40:1-42:17 The Lord reminds Job, “I am powerful, I have created the order by which all elements, animals, and people live. I am the giver of all, the One…

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Sep 01 2014

Allan R. Bevere: A Prayer for Labor Day

On this weekend, when we rest from our usual labors, loving Father, we pray for all who shoulder the tasks of human labor– in the marketplace, in factories and offices, in the professions, and in family living.

We thank you, Lord, for the gift and opportunity of work; may our efforts always be pure of heart, for the good of others and the glory of your name.

We lift up to you all who long for just employment and those who work to defend the rights and needs of workers everywhere.

May those of us who are now retired always remember that we still make a valuable contribution to our Church and our world by our prayers and deeds of charity.

May our working and our resting all give praise to you until the day we share together in eternal rest with all our departed in your Kingdom as you live and reign Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

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Sep 01 2014

This Day With God: The Reward is Christ

The angel explains the revelation to John face to face with word pictures that stimulate the senses of sight, taste, feeling, smell, and sound. The revelation is given to God’s servants and the churches. As explained in Revelation 22:6-15, the … Continue reading

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Sep 01 2014

Seedbed: Wallpaper Download: September 2014

“The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24 Download this free wallpaper and use it as your September desktop calendar & smart phone background.

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Sep 01 2014

Sacredise: If We Won’t Die We Can’t Love

Yesterday I preached on Jesus’ words in Matthew 16. After rebuking Peter for trying to stop him from talking about his coming death, Jesus said those tough words about taking up crosses and losing our lives to save them. There are so many ways these words can be applied. But, perhaps this week, there’s one specific way […]

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