Justice, Mercy and Faithfulness


In preparation for the church’s Christmas Drama (I am playing Pilate), I started to read the life of Jesus leading up to the Crucifixion.  Particularly from the Gospel of Matthew. In Matthew, Chapter 23, Jesus gave seven woes against the Pharisees and calling them hypocrites. There was one woe that I was drawn to…  “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you...

Mercy and Grace


Of all the lessons and reflection on God’s Mercy and Grace, I still think I still live in a life of expectations, performance and works. I remember a prof use to say that looking back, if he’s going to error, he will error in grace. As a do-er (I am a high D on DISC), the frustration that comes often is relate to doing.  This is not righteous anger or holy discontent.  In a...

Sunday Morning Reflection


Note: I notice I say ‘you know’ and ehh a lot.  😀 I am also using a NASB bible. In this blog, I mostly use NIV translation.  At least the river scene is nice! The sermon I was reflecting is from Tim Keller -> ;[4 min 30 sec into the sermon] If you stand praying and holding anything against anyone, forgive him.  Right there.  That’s what this...

Grace, mercy, forgiving one another


A chat from last night with a friend… “look, you might make a point about a decision which I disagree. But in your eyes it might make perfect sense. What should I do? Should I tell you that your point is wrong? What if you did try your best? Should I tell you you ain’t working hard enough? But in your eyes you are doing the best that you can. How can I encourage you? Pointing...

Surprised by mercy


It was one Wed night a few weeks ago. The drive back home was brutal.  Traffic jam was everywhere.   On top of that, I had an upset stomach.  All I could think about was rushing back home. It was a block away from my house when I was looking for my keys while driving.  Without paying attention, the car in front of me stopped.  I looked up just in time to press hard on the...

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