Memoirs of A Pastor: Entry 73

*I have decided to share a choice few entries of my memoir.* April 17, 2017; 2124 hours I don’t think many people my age think much about marriage and children. Why get married? Why have children? Because it’s popular in society? Because it’s fashionable? That’s how it appears to me. Those my age are getting…

God Knows You

Psalm 139:1, O LORD, You have searched me and known me! How well do you know the people you are closest to? No matter how well we may know a person, there are times when their words and actions shock us. Can you think of any time a person you thought you knew really well surprised…

When God is Heartbroken

Genesis 6:5-6, The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD regretted that He had made man on earth, and it grieved Him to His heart. If we think today’s times are bad and so…

Wrestling with Guilt

John 21:15-19, When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you…

Rooted in the Faith: Kindness

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” I cannot think of a greater example of Jesus’ kindness than what was told during the events of His arrest. While He was being arrested, Peter cut off one of the…

Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Merciful

Matthew 5:7, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” We often look for reasons to be merciful. If you keep looking for a reason to give mercy, you will find that you’ll never be merciful. Mercy does not need a reason to be given, otherwise it would no longer be mercy. Mercy does not…

Facing Trials: Wherein Ye Greatly Rejoice

1 Peter 1:6-7, Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of…