Words to Close July With

Galatians 5:13-15 gives us this advise.  Use your God-given freedom to serve one another and avoid bitter strife. For you were called to freedom, brothers.  Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.  For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall loveContinue reading “Words to Close July With”

A Strike On The Cheek, A Black Eye, and Missing Tooth

A Strike On The Cheek, A Black Eye, and Missing Tooth Matthew 5:38-41 38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other toContinue reading “A Strike On The Cheek, A Black Eye, and Missing Tooth”

Sweeping Away Rabbinical Tradition for Unity

Sweeping Away Rabbinical Tradition for Unity Matthew 5:31, 32 31 Furthermore it has been said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’  32 But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who isContinue reading “Sweeping Away Rabbinical Tradition for Unity”