'Mercy' Tagged Posts

'Mercy' Tagged Posts

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O Jerusalem Jerusalem

In a span of three chapters – Matthew 21-23 – we encounter a fascinating collection of Jesus’s personality and character traits.  He first rides into Jerusalem like aristocracy on “Palm Sunday” (21:1-11).  Quickly transitioning from king to combatant, He then rushes the temple and takes no prisoners with his homemade whip (21:12-17).  The next morning, He curses at a fig tree which lacks fruit (21:18-22).  When interrogated with difficult questions, Jesus displays incredible wisdom and composure with His answers (21:23-27;…
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Christianity Is Not a Buffet

When you have growing children whose appetites can best be compared to a Shop-Vac… sometimes your safest bet is heading to the local buffet for dinner. A Buffet is one of the only ways you can ensure every kid will be able to find SOMETHING they like. What a crazy notion a buffet is to a child. Here is a place where I don’t have to eat anything gross; I can pick and choose whatever I desire. I can go…
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TURN THE OTHER CHEEK

Frequently, our immediate response to being wronged is to enforce the conflict resolution process Jesus provided in Matthew 18:15-17. This strategy is biblical and useful in many situations; however, it may not always be the right starting point for dealing with an offense. Matthew 18 is not the only place in the Bible where Jesus provided conflict resolution instructions. So, before we begin employing that process, we first need to consider whether or not the issue can be overlooked because…
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The Kid’s Table

As I was growing up my parents would always let me stay with my Nana on the last Wednesday night of November.  She would pick me up for mid-week Bible class earlier that day and then afterwards, I would get to stay the night with her in anticipation of thanksgiving the next day. She would let me “help” her make the dressing and finish up some of the other dishes in preparation for the big family meal. One of the…

TRIPADVISOR: ETERNITY

If you are ever traveling through Stroudsburg, PA, you might want to steer clear of the Pocono Plaza Inn. According to tripadvisor.com (a trusted consumer-based website that ranks hotels, airlines, restaurants, etc.), this hotel is in the top 10 worst hotels in the country. Some of the reviews for this hotel include: “There was a family in the room next to me. I heard them getting a shower. Shortly after the shower turned on I heard a gurgling sound in…