Safely Kept

Safely Kept

2 Timothy 1:9-14 “For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him … Continue reading

A Piece Of The Puzzle

A Piece Of The Puzzle

Read: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 “God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased.” —1 Corinthians 12:18 At her birthday celebration, the honored guest turned the tables by giving everyone at the party a … Continue reading

Typhoon Ravaged Philippine Islands

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Typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands faced an unimaginably huge recovery effort that had barely begun Monday, as bloated bodies lay uncollected and uncounted in the streets and survivors pleaded for food, water and medicine. Police guarded stores to prevent people from hauling … Continue reading

Desolate

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Sitting here in desk, watching the TV news, on the radio, newspapers, It would make you delirious if you have family, relatives, love ones,living in those affected areas of Haiyan/Yolanda Super Typhoon who has 235kph speed, A signal #4 Typhoon. It is estimated, 10, 000 possible casualties and missing in eastern visayas and 58 confirmed dead in Northern Cebu, 1 in Bohol and more missing people. The Land was desolate, It’s not a month yet, after that 7.2 magnitude earthquake that Hit Bohol and Cebu, and now here it is another calamity.

My heart is aching seeing people on the Television, looting for food, fighting, killing for their survival, attacking grocery stores for food and essential things,crying helplessly, lost and don’t know what to do looking at the cold dead body of their love ones, whose bright smile they cannot see anymore. Some are almost out of their minds don’t…

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A Season For Everything

A Season For Everything

Read: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 To everything there is a season. —Ecclesiastes 3:1 In the 1960s, the folk-rock band The Byrds popularized the song “Turn! Turn! Turn!” It climbed to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and gained worldwide … Continue reading

Two Victories

Two Victories

Read: 2 Samuel 5:17-25 David inquired of the Lord. —2 Samuel 5:19 King David was up against a familiar foe. Years before as a young shepherd boy, he had faced down Goliath, the top Philistine warrior, by killing him with … Continue reading

Leap The Wall

Leap The Wall

Read: Romans 12:14-21 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. —Proverbs 25:21 Sgt. Richard Kirkland was a Confederate soldier in the US Civil War (1861–1865). When the … Continue reading

Be Still

Be Still

Read: Psalm 46 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! —Psalm 46:10 Eric Liddell, memorialized in the film Chariots of Fire, won a gold medal … Continue reading

Re-Creation

Re-Creation

Read: 2 Corinthians 5:12-21 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. —2 Corinthians 5:17 Chris Simpson’s life used to be consumed by hate. After he … Continue reading

The Campaign

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Read: Romans 15:1-7

Let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another. —Romans 14:19

Each year young people in our community participate in a “Be Nice” campaign spearheaded by a mental health organization. In one of the events in 2012, 6,000 students spelled out the words BE NICE with their bodies on their schools’ sports fields. One principal said, “We want students to come to school and learn without the distraction of fear or sadness or uneasiness around their peers. We are working hard to make sure students are lifting each other up, rather than tearing each other down.”

Paul desired that the people in the church at Rome would have an even higher standard of love. Both the strong and weak in the faith were judging and showing contempt for each other (Rom. 14:1-12). They despised one another as they argued about what foods were permissible to eat (vv.2-3) and what holidays they should observe (vv.5-6). Paul challenged them: “Let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another” (v.19). He reminded them that their hearts should be concerned with pleasing others, not pleasing themselves. He said, “Even Christ did not please Himself” (15:3); He served.

Join the campaign that loves others despite our differences—you’ll bring praise to God (v.7).

Dear Lord, I want to be a person who is
kind and loving to others. Please help me
to use words that will build others up
and bring praise and glory to Your name.

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Kindness is simply love flowing out in little gentlenesses.