1. Outdo One Another in Showing Honor
    29 Nov, 2017
    Outdo One Another in Showing Honor
    Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Romans 12:10 At the end of the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, there is a scene that gets an emotional reaction from me everytime I see it. Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin have done some amazing things and saved many lives. And now they stand before King Aragorn. All four of them bow in his presence. But he looks at them and says, "My friends, you bow to no one." Then King Aragorn bows before them! And so does the
  2. Jars of Clay
    13 Mar, 2017
    Jars of Clay
    But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 2 Corinthians 4:7 What's the first thing you think of when I say the word "jar"? I think of a mason jar filled with canned vegetables or sweet tea. But I don't think of something strong, sturdy, and powerful. If I think of a jar made of clay that initial impression is magnified.   Clay isn't strong.  Or sturdy.  Or powerful. It can easily be cracked. Broken. Shattered. That's what
  3. Honoring Those in Authority
    04 Nov, 2016
    Honoring Those in Authority
    Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. 1 Peter 2:17 Presidential election years always bring out a certain amount of negative rhetoric.  You know what I mean. One politician throws mud on another politician, and that politician follows suit.   The voters themselves often join in the mudslinging saying things that we would usually be ashamed of in other types of discourse. This election year seems to be a particularly rough year when it comes to those kinds of