Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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Established May 2009, Little Rock, AR

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February 11, 2018

Mark 9:2-9


2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one* on earth could bleach them. 4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 5Then Peter said to Jesus, ‘Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings,* one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.’ 6He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved;* listen to him!’ 8Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.

9 As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.


February 4, 2018
Clearly there is a war going on in our nation. There is a fight between good and evil that is prominent in American culture. It is a fact that in every war there are casualties. In every contest there is a need for strategic planning, direct-action, and preparation. This afternoon many of you will be tuned in to a football contest, a war of sorts. At that contest, you expect that there will be a fight for the title: Super Bowl Champions. From the perspective of strategic planning, I am sure the season prepared the teams that will compete, but the real test of their ability to be the champions will happen on the field. On the field, the teams must perform their plays with stupendous execution. There will be challenges. In every contest there are challenges: the risk of injury, the risk of failure, the risk of penalty, and the risk of disappointment to those who support each team. Despite the significant risks, the possibility of rewards serves as a driver. It drives the participants to the fight.


January 21, 2018

Psalm 62


To the leader: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
1 For God alone my soul waits in silence;
   from him comes my salvation. 
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
   my fortress; I shall never be shaken. 


3 How long will you assail a person,
   will you batter your victim, all of you,
   as you would a leaning wall, a tottering fence? 
4 Their only plan is to bring down a person of prominence.
   They take pleasure in falsehood;
they bless with their mouths,
   but inwardly they curse.
          Selah 


5 For God alone my soul waits in silence,
   for my hope is from him. 
6 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
   my fortress; I shall not be shaken. 
7 On God rests my deliverance and my honour;
   my mighty rock, my refuge is in God. 


8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
   pour out your heart before him;
   God is a refuge for us.
          Selah 


9 Those of low estate are but a breath,
   those of high estate are a delusion;
in the balances they go up;
   they are together lighter than a breath. 
10 Put no confidence in extortion,
   and set no vain hopes on robbery;
   if riches increase, do not set your heart on them. 


11 Once God has spoken;
   twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God, 
12   and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord.
For you repay to all
   according to their work.


January 14, 2018

Luke 16:10-15, 19-31


10 ‘Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. 11If then you have not been faithful with the dishonest wealth,* who will entrust to you the true riches? 12And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to another, who will give you what is your own? 13No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.’*

14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all this, and they ridiculed him. 15So he said to them, ‘You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of others; but God knows your hearts; for what is prized by human beings is an abomination in the sight of God.

19 ‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. 22The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham.* The rich man also died and was buried. 23In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side.* 24He called out, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.” 25But Abraham said, “Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony. 26Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.” 27He said, “Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father’s house— 28for I have five brothers—that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.” 29Abraham replied, “They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.” 30He said, “No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.” 31He said to him, “If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” ’