Calling Down the Fire – Good News for September 28

28 09 2010

Luke 9:51-56

When the days for Jesus to be taken up were fulfilled, he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem, and he sent messengers ahead of him. On the way they entered a Samaritan village to prepare for his reception there, but they would not welcome him because the destination of his journey was Jerusalem. When the disciples James and John saw this they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?” Jesus turned and rebuked them, and they journeyed to another village.

The Daily Path: ME doesn’t get his way so the first reaction is to call down the fire to consume those who prevent what ego wants.





Meaning – Good News for September 25

25 09 2010

Luke 9:43-45

While they were all amazed at his every deed, Jesus said to his disciples, “Pay attention to what I am telling you. The Son of Man is to be handed over to men.” But they did not understand this saying; its meaning was hidden from them so that they should not understand it, and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

The Daily Path: Like the disciples, there are many times when we don’t understand what has been placed in our lives or why. I find myself searching for meaning on a regular basis. However, one thing I am certain of… the reason my wife Anne was brought into my life. She is nothing short of amazing. The dedicated and loving mother of four beautiful children. Understanding and caring second mother to my oldest son. Patient wife and friend to a most difficult husband. I could write a book about all she does for her family, always putting us first. Anne has brought so much joy to my life, far more than I deserve. She is a true sign of the great love that God brings to each of us. This I understand. For her I am grateful.

I love you, Anne. Happy 40th birthday.





Quiet Time – Good News for September 24

24 09 2010

Luke 9:18-22

Once when Jesus was praying in solitude, and the disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” They said in reply, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.'”

Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter said in reply, “The Christ of God.” He rebuked them and directed them not to tell this to anyone.

He said, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.”

The Daily Path: Prayer in solitude is refreshing. Try it and see.





ME Fulfillment – Good News for September 23

23 09 2010

Ecclesiastes 1:2-11

Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth, vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!

What profit has man from all the labor which he toils at under the sun? One generation passes and another comes, but the world forever stays. The sun rises and the sun goes down; then it presses on to the place where it rises. Blowing now toward the south, then toward the north, the wind turns again and again, resuming its rounds. All rivers go to the sea, yet never does the sea become full. To the place where they go, the rivers keep on going. All speech is labored; there is nothing one can say. The eye is not satisfied with seeing nor is the ear satisfied with hearing.

What has been, that will be; what has been done, that will be done. Nothing is new under the sun. Even the thing of which we say, “See, this is new!” has already existed in the ages that preceded us. There is no remembrance of the men of old; nor of those to come will there be any remembrance among those who come after them.

The Daily Path: “All rivers go to the sea, yet never does the sea become full.”

In our ME living is there ever enough? Can we ever be fulfilled?

NOTE: Qoheleth is Hebrew for Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes is a greek word meaning preacher or teacher.





Dusty Road – Good News for September 22

22 09 2010

Luke 9:1-6

Jesus summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there. And as for those who do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake the dust from your feet in testimony against them.” Then they set out and went from village to village proclaiming the Good News and curing diseases everywhere.





Tapping The Tax Man – Good News for September 21

21 09 2010

Matthew 9:9-13

As Jesus passed by, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples.

The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” He heard this and said, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. Go and learn the meaning of the words, I desire mercy, not sacrifice. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”





Watch and Listen – Good News for September 20

20 09 2010

Luke 8:16-18

Jesus said to the crowd, “No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed; rather, he places it on a lampstand so that those who enter may see the light. For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible, and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light. Take care, then, how you hear. To anyone who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he seems to have will be taken away.”