Rejection

Luke 15:20

Luke 15:20

So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.

After Thought

Hugs say so many things. They can say goodbye as well as hello. They can be the start or finish in the process of healing. They are given as an expression of joy as well as grief. Hugs speak more than words can say.

~ Pastor Bob

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James 1:27

James 1:27

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.

After Thought

There is too much huff and puff and spit and spray spoken by many Christians. Real faith is an action based upon truth.

~Pastor Bob

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Mark 14:39-41

Mark 14:39-41

39 Again He went away and prayed, saying the same words. 40 And again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they did not know what to answer Him. 41 And He came the third time, and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? It is enough; the hour has come; behold, the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners ..."

After Thought

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Matthew 5:44

Matthew 5:44

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

After Thought

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

~Martin Luther King, Jr

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Luke 6:23

Luke 6:23

When that happens, be happy! Yes, leap for joy! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, their ancestors treated the ancient prophets that same way.

After Thought

This is to be a believers response when they are ostracized or treated unfairly because of their faith.

Truth is like the sun. It softens the wax but also hardens the clay.

~Pastor Bob

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