Tag: spiritually minded

Distractions

Distractions

38 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard…

Alias or Identity?

Alias or Identity?

When I was younger, my friends and I used to play a trick on the baristas at Starbucks. We would wait in line and order our coffee, but when they asked for a name to attach to our order we…

“Martha, Martha”

“Martha, Martha”

On the southeastern slopes of the Mount of Olives, about 2 miles east of Jerusalem, lay the small village of Bethany, where lived three of Jesus’ most intimate friends:  Lazarus and his sisters, Mary and Martha. Luke 10:38-42 records a…

Riches & Poverty

Riches & Poverty

“One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth” (Proverbs13: 7). What a difficult thing it is not to measure our lives by worldly standards! The Living Bible’s paraphrase of the…

Where Do Elders Come From?

Where Do Elders Come From?

The scarcity of functioning elders (bishops, pastors) in local churches has led some Christians to conclude that they are a rare breed with rare qualities. Otherwise, they reason, why would they be so difficult to come by? Contrary to this…