What do we look forward to throughout the week? Many of us dread Mondays because it is the beginning of the work week & we look forward to Fridays because it is the end of the work week. Question: If Jesus had this mentality, could He have endured the cross, considering the end of His work week was the worst ever known to man? Jesus could not look forward to Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, but He was able to survive each of these days because He knew Sunday was coming.
What is so special about Sunday? This question is a question many in the Lord’s church ask today. For this reason, worship is forsaken on Sunday, Bible Study is ignored on Sunday, & fellowship is minimized on Sunday. Why? It is because we fail to see the significance & look forward to the first day of the week. Let us take a moment to observe the end of the Savior’s work week & learn from Him, so His passion becomes our passion. more...
“May He grant you according to your heart's desire, and fulfill all your purpose.” Psalm 20:4
Pastor Eli Lopez
1 Kings 19:1-18, “Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.” Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.”
Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again. The angel of the LORD came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God. There he went into a cave and spent the night. ...more
Cultivate a Thankful Heart
By Kathy Watson
Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!
Sing to Him, sing Psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works!
Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!
Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face evermore! Psalm 105:1-4
With Thanksgiving just on the horizon, I find myself amazed that it is already November. Where does the time go? Do you feel the same? Do you ever look back over your past day, week, month and question whether you remembered to be thankful to God for the events that took place?
His Name is John
By Kathy Watson
Remarks on Racial Reconciliation Invitation to Speak at KVOI’s “4Tucson at 4” Radio Show
Dax W. Crocker
(Note: not everything on this document was shared during the radio show) October 23, 2014
The term “racial reconciliation” presupposes that inter-racial harmony existed at some point in the past otherwise there would be no need for reconciliation. Reconciliation is like the word religion which most scholars agree comes from a Latin root that means to reconnect. Religion, as a term, presupposes that at some point in the past humans and God had a good-working relationship. Christians, like me, believe that this relationship was interrupted by sin and then reestablished through our acceptance of our wrongdoings followed by God’s forgiveness of them through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. The same is true with racial reconciliation.
“Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” – Matthew 25:40
What a powerful statement we find that Jesus made on various occasions to the people. Through this verse, we not only get direction an understanding of what we can do, but we also see the heart of the Father and how He looks at each and every one of us. If you look fully at what Christ was teaching His disciples you find that His heart of compassion is driven in all that we do.