Speaking the Truth in Love

When Peter begins his message to the people gathered on Pentecost, he gives them a history lesson (Acts 2:1-41). These people were Jewish and knew their history, or at least they should have. The only reason they were in Jerusalem at that time is because of a feast. But Peter reviews it with them so …

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Why Greek in a Latin Mass?

If one were to read through the Bible, one would find the phrase "have mercy on" quite frequently, especially in the Psalms and Gospels. Possibly the most recognizable verse is from Psalm 51, the psalm in which David repents of his sins of adultery and murder. David says, Have mercy on me, O God, according …

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Have Mercy on Me, O God

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out all my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. ~ Psalm 51:1-2 ~ Have mercy on me. The phrase "have mercy on" is repeated a couple dozen times in Scripture, from Exodus …

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Wonderful Grace of Jesus

Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. ~ Psalm 119:18 ~ Oh that my ways would follow the path of life. Would we say that God's Word is good? Of course. Would we not also be like the young man who went to Jesus and called Him "good"? God's Word …

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Forgiving the Unforgivable

Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and children and all that he …

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