Archive for January, 2010
In our everyday life, we will face trials and tribulations but we ought to learn to be patient so as to develop this virtue that is very important. Just as Jesus was patient with those who persecuted him, does God wants us to be patient in everything that we do as to later inherit God’s kingdom.
Let’s start with the irony. We have to fight for peace. Eleanor Roosevelt put it well when she said, “It isn’t enough to talk about peace; one must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it; one must work at it.” To deny the peace of Christ is to fall into a […]
It is ironic that joy is the focus of our lesson on a week where the world is zoomed in on the devastation that has taken place in Haiti. How can you even begin to talk about joy as you look at the images of bodies in the streets, a crumbled city, and panicked people, […]
The following is adapted from a sermon I preached on New Years Day, 2010, at Edinburg SDA Church. As such, apologies for the length. A couple weeks ago, I spent sometime setting up an artificial christmas tree in my little apartment in Boston. I had just bought the tree for fifteen dollars; it was about […]
I can’t wipe the images from my mind. Lifeless limbs strewn in the street. Dust covered women sitting on the pulverized sidewalks in shock. Tear-streaked children peering out at the crumpled world. The surreal is reality – Haiti is broken. I keep listening to news reports, reading online news feeds, and checking with various aid […]
Love is blood flowing out of hands nailed to a cross.
Love is dancing for a friend when you are internally crying for yourself
Love is staying up all night praying for your spouse instead of watching a movie
The fruit of the spirit is Not are, but is Not fruits, but fruit. Pause for a second and let that sink a little deeper. This quarter we are not discussing a list of things that we are suppose to do to show the world that we are Christian. That is NOT what this is […]
Though GYC ended on Sunday it takes a while to recover from all the the miles (and snow) that we had to cross to get back home. I am so glad however that I was able to experience this amazing conference. It is good to know that there are so many young people across North […]
Sabbath at GYC was the climax of the entire week. If I tried to tell you everything that happened we could be here for hours. So here is a quick recap and links for where you can hear and see for yourselves the messages that we received that day. Devotion: Just this one time On […]
Happy new year everyone! Here’s the Friday recap. Pink strings, Elephants and the 3 dudes in the fire. If you have been in the church as long as I have you pretty much figure you’ve drained as much from the story of the three hebrew boys as is humanly possible. So I am gonna be […]