Mercy in the Margins (September – 2017)

 

Hi all,

September 17 marks two years for me in serving those who sorrow from great lost, battle addictions, struggle with illnesses, and often possess neither homes nor cars.  Many enter my office with only the clothes on their backs.

Does God love the homeless? Continue reading

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Matthew 5:33-37

My questions related to the text (ESV): Continue reading

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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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