All humankind inherited death from Adam as a consequence of sin. When you look at history, you see that conflicts of nations are also inherited. The whole situation between Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar led to generations of hatred between Jews and Arabs. We inherit blessings as well. DNA is only one way of leaving an… Read More

Sowing and reaping and reaping …

So the Lord sent Nathan the prophet to tell David this story: “There were two men in a certain town. One was rich, and one was poor. The rich man owned a great many sheep and cattle. The poor man owned nothing but one little lamb he had bought. He raised that little lamb, and it grew up… Read More

Colossians 4:1 Just and Fair

“What goes around comes around.” “Spend a minute in their shoes.” “You get what you pay for. ” “You made your bed, now lay in it.” “Do unto others as you would have done to you.” “The sins of the father are visited upon the son.”   You are not the ultimate authority–our Lord and… Read More

Colossians 3:22-25 God has no favorites who can get by with shirking

God’s creation has a number of rules that apply throughout everything. One of them is: “What you sow, that is what you will reap.” If we plant tomato seeds, we will reap tomatoes, not turnips. If we plant discontent, we will experience discontent. If we ingest junk food, our bodies will respond in kind. If… Read More

Sow forgiveness…reap forgiveness

Jesus is God, and he became who we are—he became our sin. Because he was both God and man he could accomplish the task that God the Father gave him of being the perfect lamb that was sacrificed to take away the sins of the world. Jesus reached across time and space and identified with… Read More

Forgiving is not optional

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians… Read More