El Roi & Yahweh Yireh

This morning, the family of Emmaus Road Church worshiped the Lord at the Indian Springs Resort on the west side of American Falls, Idaho.  We concluded a three day camp-out. Continue reading

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Matthew 5:27-32

I missed Pastor Beau’s preaching today because I was ministering God’s Word to the brothers and sisters up north along the I-15 Corridor in Dubois, Idaho.  But I am taking a stab at this week’s text where Jesus speaks on adultery, lust, and divorce. Continue reading

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Mercy in the Margins (August – 2017)

Grace and peace to you all,

During the month of July, I have enjoyed Christian fellowship with pastors in the area. Continue reading

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Matthew 5:21-26

Pastor Beau of Emmaus Road Church (facebook) drove home the words of Jesus today in regards to “Reconciliation Before Worship”.

He opened up the Sunday morning message with this question, “When was the last time you were angry and why?”  The church family shared some humorous stories.  We laughed.  And then Pastor Beau quoted Yoda:  “Fear leads to anger.  Anger leads to hate.  Hate leads to suffering. . . . Fear is the path to the dark side.”  But then things became real serious, real fast as Pastor Beau delved into Genesis 4:1-10, followed by the 6th commandment in Deuteronomy 5, a reiteration of the 10 words of Torah, and then Beau jumped into Jesus’ direct words in Matthew.  His harsh words. Continue reading

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Matthew 5:17-20

Yesterday, Pastor Beau Floyd of Emmaus Road Church (facebook) preached that “Jesus Fulfills the Law”. Continue reading

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Matthew 5:13-16

Today, I believe that Pastor Beau Floyd of Emmaus Road Church (facebook) preached on two metaphors which Christians ought to be in the city:  (1) salt and (2) light.  I missed the message because my family spent the morning in Rexburg, Idaho.  But here are some of my interactions with these city-transforming Jesus declarations. Continue reading

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Matthew 5:1-11

Today, Pastor Beau Floyd of Emmaus Road Church (feel free to like us on facebook) jumped into the opening beatitudes of the Lord’s very famous “Sermon on the Mount”.

Beau opened with the question, “How do you feel blessed?” for our discussion around the tables.

He introduced the New Testament text with Old Testament passages, Psalm 1 and Jeremiah 17:5-8 (passages close to my heart in regards to the roots by the river theme), and explained to us that Jesus is not doing something brand new.  Jesus is explaining again the path of blessing with God.  God blesses His people when they trust Him.  Continue reading

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