September 18, 2023

Speaking of Life 5044 | God’s Generosity

In the parable of the landowner and the laborers, Jesus reveals the generous and all-encompassing nature of God. The story challenges the concept of human fairness and highlights God’s boundless love for all his servants, emphasizing that his grace and love are offered equally to all, regardless of the amount of work done.
September 11, 2023

Speaking of Life 5043│Too Good to Be True

This story of the merciful king and the unforgiving slave, shared by Jesus, illustrates the nature of God’s forgiveness. It shows that despite our human doubts and fears, we can trust in the reality of God’s grace and love, which Jesus came to reveal to humanity. This revelation empowers us to extend forgiveness and love to others, just as we have received it from God, without doubting that such goodness is too good to be true.
September 4, 2023

Speaking of Life 5042 | Jesus Heals Relationships

When our world feels divided, it’s good news that Jesus can help us in our relationships, especially when we argue or hold grudges. He can be with us when we try to make peace with someone who hurt us, and with God’s help, we can see others as Jesus does, treat them kindly, and heal our broken relationships.
August 28, 2023

Speaking of Life 5041│Christ, Conqueror of My Soul

The passage from Ernest Henley’s poem “Invictus,” contrasts the idea of being in control of our fate with the importance of surrendering to Christ as the true conqueror of our souls. Following Jesus, letting go of our self-will, and trusting in His greater purpose for humanity leads to true life.
August 21, 2023

Speaking of Life 5040 | Personal Salvation

Jesus shows us what it means to be a whole person, restored for relationships, and living in harmony with God’s intention for his beloved children.
August 14, 2023

Speaking of Life 5039 │ God Redeems our Misfortunes

Just as James Clear’s tragic accident led him on a path of growth and resilience, Joseph’s trials and hardships eventually placed him for greatness and allowed him to be a blessing to many. In both stories, God is present. We are reminded that even during our difficulties, we can trust that God is working for our good and that he can bring beauty out of our pain.
August 7, 2023

Speaking of Life 5038 | Remembering Salvation

When we forget God’s presence and what he has done for us, we experience fear and anxiety. Through constant reminders from the Bible and our Christian community, we can find peace and joy in remembering that Christ is always with us even in our darkest days.
July 31, 2023

Speaking of Life 5037 │ Prevailing with God

Jacob wrestling with God in Genesis 32 shows how God humbly engages with us, allowing us to boldly wrestle and be transformed. By surrendering ourselves to be molded and transformed by God’s unwavering love, we fulfill the intimacy desired by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
July 24, 2023

Speaking of Life 5036 | Stubbornness

Just as we can demonstrate stubbornness in our unwavering love for our family or friends, God’s faithfulness and love towards us are characterized by an unyielding commitment that nothing can separate us from His love. In Romans, we are assured that nothing in all creation can hinder or break the relationship of God’s love for us in Christ Jesus, giving us hope, courage, and the assurance of His unwavering affection.
July 17, 2023

Speaking of Life 5035 | He is Already Here

In our mission to engage with the world, we must remember that we don’t “take” Jesus to places. Rather, we join Him where He already is. Just as God was present in Jacob’s ordinary place, Jesus is already at work in our neighborhoods. Knowing all this, we can confidently love our neighbors and bear witness to the greatness of our Lord, knowing that He is with us wherever we go.