Service (Luke 4:39)

So [Jesus] stood over [Peter’s mother-in-law] and rebuked the fever, and it left her.  She got up immediately and began to serve them.  (Luke 4:39) In the culture of Jesus’ day, it was customary and expected for a woman to serve as a hostess whenever guests were in her home.  So, the fact that Peter’s mother-in-law […]

You Were Made to be a Giver

Do you ever flatter people to get what you want? “For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed —God is witness.  Nor did we seek glory from people…” -1 Thessalonians 2:5-6a Flattery gives encouragement not just with strings attached, but with hooks. More than the natural desire […]

The Measure You Use (pt2)

What if you’re living right, but aren’t being blessed like you want? But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. Judge […]