Their Ministry Commended And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain— for He says, “At the acceptable time I listened to you, And on the day of salvation I helped you.” Behold, now is “the acceptable time,” behold, now is “the day of salvation”—giving no cause for offense in anything, so that the ministry will
The Unrighteous Steward Now He was also saying to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and this manager was reported to him as squandering his possessions. And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I
Parable of the Vine-growers And He began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard and put a wall around it, and dug a vat under the wine press and built a tower, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey. At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, in order to receive some of the produce of the vineyard
Giving to the Poor and Prayer “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. “So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly
But it’s no ordinary gift.
Before church the other day, I was driving through the southern and downtown parts of Colorado Springs, in areas where a lot of homeless people tend to hang out. And as I was studying faces, something hit me. You know how many elderly people begin to seem almost indistinguishable from each other? It’s the same with babies. Most look (relatively)
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are oppressed, To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.” – Jesus “He anointed Me to preach the gospel
The other day, while I was out and about, I called a medical practice to set up an appointment for my twisted-up shoulder/neck/back muscle. And that’s when I found out my phone service hadn’t renewed. Hm. Well, okay, I know I’m pretty broke right now. And I had that overdraft not too long ago…but I thought I put enough in the