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Don't Block Your Blessing-A Blog by Deacon Bruce McElrath

There are three levels of spiritual blessing. First is the blessing that comes from honoring our fathers and mothers in the home. We already know what God’s Word says about that. But what about those over us in authority here on Earth? “Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you” (Hebrews 13:17).

5th SUNDAY OF EASTER

"Whoever believes in me will

do the works that I do." What

were th works that Jesus did?

Miracles, sometimes, but what

were the essence of these

miracles? Caring for the sick,

comforting for the sorrowful,

feeding the hungry...much of

Jesus' ministry was spent in

carring out what we call the

works of mercy. But He did

more than that; He also

preached and publicly shared

the good news, He fostered

fellowship and community,

and He prayed. All of this

makes a kind of plan of

Never Alone A Blog By Deacon Bruce McElrath

Life cannot grind to a halt during troubled times.
In an unpleasant or distressing situation, we
must adjust and keep moving. We may find it
difficult to pray for those in authority if they
are evil, but that is when our prayers are
most needed (1 Timothy 2:1,2)

When we enter times of trouble or sudden change,
pray diligently and move ahead, doing whatever
we can rather then giving up because of fear or
uncertainty.

Keep It Under Control!! A Blog by Deacon Bruce McElrath

Keep it under control !!!
What you say and what you don’t say are both important. To use proper speech you must not only say the right words at the right time but also not say what you shouldn’t.
Examples of an untamed tongue include gossiping, putting others down, bragging manipulating, and false teaching, exaggerating, complaining, flattering, and lying. Before you speak, ask, is what I want to say true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?

Deacon Bruce McElrath's Blogs-We Are Rich & Faith and Endurance

We Are Rich
Because money represents power, authority and success, often it is difficult for wealthy people to realize their need and their powerlessness to save themselves. The rich in talent or intelligence suffer the same difficulty. Unless God reaches down into their lives, they will not come to Him. Jesus surprised some of His hearers by offering salvation to the poor; He may surprise some people today by offering it to the rich.

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7th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

7th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

"Give to the one who asks of you,

and do not turn your back on one

who wants to borrow." Today Jesus

continues the powerful teaching of

his Sermon on the Mount. Typical of

this famous sermon, here He urges

us to see things in a new way,

specifically regarding situations

and people who bother us. First,

He tells us not to seek revenge.

Instead, we are to demonstrate

incredible generosity. Then, He

instructs us to "love your enemies

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Jesus' program for becoming children

of the kingdom of heaven is presented

in a series of contrasts between what

the law of Moses commands and how Jesus'

teaching brings that law to fulfillment.

We hear four such contrasts today. Jesus

makes it clear that He has come not to

abolish but to fulfill the Masaic Law

and the prophets. He challenges us to

have our righteousness, that is, our

right relationship with God and others,

exceed that of the teachers of His day.

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