Thursday, June 17 – Reflections

Thursday, June 17 – Reflections

Matthew 5:43-48 Jesus’ commandment to love your enemies is surely one of his most challenging (v. 44). Godly people have shown us that obeying this is possible through God’s transforming love. One such person is Ann Atwater. Because of her own experience with...
Thursday, June 17 – Reflections

Wednesday, June 16 – Reflections

Matthew 5:38-42 It’s easy to contend that Jesus was just holding up ideals when he gives these instructions on the Sermon on the Mount. Seriously, Jesus? I’m really not supposed to strike back when someone threatens me? But some people have actually practiced these...
Thursday, June 17 – Reflections

Tuesday, June 15 – Reflections

Matthew 5:33-37 Remember the John Lovitz character Larry the Liar from Saturday Night Live? More words were always better as Larry tried every possible improbable answer until he landed on the one he thought best: “Yeah…that’s the ticket!” Larry reminds us of...
Thursday, June 17 – Reflections

Monday, June 14 – Reflections

Matthew 5:31-32 In his commentary on Matthew (WJK 1997), Tom Long says “marriage is intended to be a communion between two people that expresses their mutual fidelity, the faithfulness of God. It is intended to be a place of safety, nurture, and honor for persons. In...