The Meaning of Worship Worship that is accepted by God is a privilege unique to the Christian (1Pe_2:5). It is not a right. I am permitted to offer acceptable worship only by the grace of God.Therefore it is disheartening when…
Reading 1 ACTS 15:7-21 After much debate had taken place,Peter got up and said to the Apostles and the presbyters,“My brothers, you are well aware that from early daysGod made his choice among you that through my mouththe Gentiles would…
Allowing ourselves to be stretched In today's first reading, we see the early Christian leaders struggling to remain obedient to the commandments of God, as Jesus had instructed them to do in our Gospel reading today. Their debate arose from…
1) OPENING PRAYER Lord our God,you want your Churchto be open to all persons and all nations,for your Son was available to alland you love all people.God, give us open mindsand open hearts.Save us from our narrow prejudicesand stop us…
Take Our Bearings In the old days of ocean sailing, a small boy was traveling on shipboard with his father. About once a day the boy saw the captain stand on deck with sextant in hand, and, as they used…
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