Thursday, February 23, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 2/23/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 2/23/2017 St. Paul is simply reminding us not to misuse our freedom in Christ Jesus. “For you were called to Freedom, brothers. Only Do not use your freedom As an opportunity for the flesh, But through love serve one another.” Galatians 5,13 As sinful human beings we have this tendency of misusing the freedom we have in Christ Jesus, and we need to keep it check. GPD 2/23/17

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 2/22/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 2/22/2017 Unity is a powerful witness to the world. Jesus taught, That they may all be one, Just as You, Father, are In Me, and I in You, that they also May be in us, so that the World may believe that You have sent Me. John 17,21 Yes, a congregation that lives with affection to each other is a wonderful example to the world. GPD 2/22/17

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Shaade tree wisdom 2/21/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 2/21/2017 Understand this truth and stop worrying about things you’ve done, because what Jeremiah says is so true. “The heart is deceitful Above all things, and Desperately sick, who Can understand it? Jeremiah 17,9. Indeed, “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God”, hence our gratitude for Jesus Christ, who died to pay for our sins. GPD 2/21/17

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 2/18/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 2/18/2017 Do we who are believers in the saving Gospel ever wonder what it’s like not know? “Truly ,truly, I say to you Whoever believes has Eternal life. I am The bread of life.” John 6,47.48. We know what this means. But do they? That’s why Jesus, in His final command, told His disciples to Go and Tell. GPD 2/18/17

Friday, February 17, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 2/17/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 2/17/2017 In the small catechism under the 8th commandment Luther speaks of our neighbor and how we treat them when he says “and put the best construction on everything.” “Therefore, having put away Falsehood, let each one of you Speak the truth with his Neighbor, for we are members Of one another.” Ephesians 4,25 Our sinful nature is always inclined to jump to the wrong conclusion when we notice some act or other. Dr. Luther warns this wrong, see the best, not the worst. GPD 2/17/17

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 2/15/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 2/15/2017 Jesus is telling His disciples how it is hard for the wealthy to enter, then He ads. “With man it is impossible, But not with God. For All things are possible With God.” Mark 10, 27 For it is God Who sent His Son to die to pay for our sins. GPD 2/15/17

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 2/14/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 2/14/2017 “Behold, the Lord’s hand is Not shortened, that it Cannot save, or His ear dull, That it cannot hear.” Isaiah 59,1. Today it’s valentines day. Valentine was a priest and physician I n Rome under emperor Claudius. He was martyred for his faith I in 270. Tradition says he left an encouraging not for his jailor’s daughter which was written on an irregularly shaped piece of paper, hence the heart shaped valentines we send. GPD 2/14/17