Beware the yeast of the Pharisees

53When he went outside, the scribes and the Pharisees began to be very hostile toward him and to cross-examine him about many things, 54lying in wait for him, to catch him in something he might say. Meanwhile, when the crowd gathered by the thousands, so that they trampled on one another, he began to speak firstContinue reading “Beware the yeast of the Pharisees”

Let’s hang…

“And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door andContinue reading “Let’s hang…”

Worship Weakly

Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain (that is, through his flesh), and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us approach with a true heart inContinue reading “Worship Weakly”

Pray Daily

Last month I wrote about the Marks of Discipleship set forth by Michael Foss in his book Power Surge. This month we will dive into the first mark of Pray daily. Praying is a foreboding task that most of us shy away from. We think we will say the wrong thing, use the wrong words, stumbleContinue reading “Pray Daily”

asleep at the sermon…

On the first day of the week, when we met to break bread, Paul was holding a discussion with them; since he intended to leave the next day, he continued speaking until midnight. There were many lamps in the room upstairs where we were meeting. A young man named Eutychus, who was sitting in theContinue reading “asleep at the sermon…”


I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. On the day I called, youContinue reading “Call…”