Question In Matthew 15:21-28, Jesus said to the Gentile woman whose daughter was tormented by a demon, “I was sent only to help the people of Israel- God’s lost sheep- not the Gentiles.” This quote, along with Jesus’ statement, “It isn’t right to take food from the children and throw it to the dogs”, portrays a completely different Jesus than what we see in the four Gospels and Paul’s messages in latter books in the New Testament. Can you explain how our loving Christ would speak in these terms? - Barbara Answer We read the Scriptures as Americans living in the 21st Century. But we need to … [Read More...]
Kathleen asks: “How do I know if I am living the life God wants me to live? How do I know if I am following his path for me?” Another reader, Vicki, asks: “How do I find my purpose and feel confident it is in his plan? I feel so unsure!” I received a good number of questions about purpose. The question of why I am here weighs on many. We want to live a life of significance. We want to do what God created us for. There are three things that I would identify as our purpose. They are: Love God Make disciples Do good Love God To further explain, there are a few Scripture passages that I will … [Read More...]
Thank you to everyone who submitted a question to my blog this past week. I have received several dozen questions. Some of the questions were similar. So I may not answer every individual question, but rather combine some questions. I will be looking at one or two questions each week throughout the summer. Question I have been told all my life that I need to go to church every week. I would go, but I got nothing out of it. Someone told me you get out of it what you put into it. So what am I supposed to put into it, so I get something out of it? What am I supposed to get from going to … [Read More...]
40 Things to Give up for Lent
This is post that started it all and led to the creation of Greater Things Today. Discover 40 Things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of you life.
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This list is different. It is not the typical things like soda or chocolate. These are things truly worth giving up. There is one for each day of the season. And these are things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of your life.