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Thought for the Week

Here stands my seventeen-year-old-hero in chains, wearing only underwear. His outerwear was taken by his brothers to deceive his father into believing he is dead. He is in chains because he is sold...

 

Thought for the Week

My hero this time is Joseph. He is a bona fide hero to many thousands. But that is in a few decades. I need to tell you about his growing up years. They made him a more impressive hero. His parents...

 

Thought for the Week

Perhaps you will not think this hero of mine worthy to be called a hero. Even he did not think himself important. When he spoke with the “angel of the Lord,” he said of himself, “… my family...

 

Thought for the Week

Children have heroes. Parents hope those heroes will actually be good examples for their child to follow. In today’s world, sports figures, media stars, and others who are rich, famous, good looking...

 

Thought for the Week

It has been said, “The Church began on the Day of Pentecost.” That could make sense. Two of the main ingredients were present: Sinners in need of salvation and The Holy Spirit Who could guide...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Faith    July 8, 2021

Thought for the Week

I am writing this on the longest day of 2021. It reminds me of the longest day in history. It was a day Israel and Amorites were engaged in war. The Lord commanded the sun and the moon to stand...

 

Thought for the Week

We examine a parable given only in Matthew 20. We might be challenged. Is it fair? As are many parables of Jesus, this one proposes something to be like the Kingdom of Heaven (or of God). It is a...

 

Thought for the Week

It was quite a day. It was, for Jews, already a day of celebration. It was the Festival of Weeks, the celebration of the end of harvest. Many times, God had given abundantly to His people. People God...

 

Thought for the Week

Much of the church does not celebrate Ascension Day. It is the fortieth day after Jesus rose from death. He now lives eternally. He made many appearances to His Followers after His Resurrection. So...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Faith    May 13, 2021

Thought for the Week

Last week we celebrated National Day of Prayer. Hopefully, you were able to attend some sort of prayer rally. I am reminded there is a passage in Scripture that says God is wearied by the many words...

 

Thought for the Week

Things are moving to a climax. In fact there will several climaxes. One of these happens just before the Week begins. It happens I think, as a result of what Jesus did for His family of friends....

 

Thought for the Week

In this series, I have said: “The Passover Lamb was kept and observed for four days, to be sure it was not sick or defective in any way. In some cases the lamb was kept in the house and was...

 

Thought for the Week

Sometimes I think I stretch out my "Thoughts." Holy Week could technically be seven days long. So much happens in that week it can scarcely be examined in a short time. On Thursday night of that...

 

Thought for the Week

We come to St. Matthew 18:21-35 and the parable for discussion this week. This is the only passage that records this parable but forgiveness is a topic for discussion frequently. Jesus had been...

 

Thought for the Week

Last week's parable dealt with Sowers – Seeds – Soils. It was told to help those who tell God's Story about how their message would be received. Today, we look at a parable to will help us...

 

Weeds

Scriptures to Read St. Matthew 13:24-30 St. Matthew 13:36-43 St. John 5:19-23 St. John 5:24-30 St. John 5:31-47 St. John 8:42-47 Revelation 20:11-15 Last week's parable dealt with Sowers – Seeds...

 

Sowers – Seeds - Soils

Scriptures to Read St. Matthew 13:1-9 St. Matthew 13:18-23 St. Mark 4:1-9 St. Mark 4:13-20 St. Mark 4:24-25 & St. Luke 8:18 St. Luke 8:1-8 St. Luke 8:11-15 The first parable we will look at is...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Isaiah 6:8-13 St. Matthew 13:9-16 & 34-35 Psalm 78:1-7 St. Mark 4:9-12 St. Luke 8:8d-10 St. Mark 4:33-41 Revelation 2:1-7 I would like us to look at some of the parables of...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: St. Matthew 5:3 & 23:13 St. Matthew 5:4 & 23:14 St. Matthew 5:5 & 23:15 St. Matthew 5:6 & 23:16-22 St. Matthew 5:7 & 23:23-24 St. Matthew 5:8 & 23:25-28 St....

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: St. Matthew 5:21-26 St. Matthew 5:27-30 St. Matthew 5:33-37 St. Matthew 5:38-42 St. Matthew 5:43-48 St. Matthew 7:24-29 St. Matthew 12:34-40 Jesus gave teachings that none else...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: St. Matthew 23:1-4 St. Matthew 23:5-12 St. Matthew 23:13-15 St. Matthew 23:16-26 St. Luke 13:10-17 St. Matthew 12:1-8 St. Matthew 12:9-14 Jesus and the Scribes and Pharisees also...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Proverbs 15:13-17 Proverbs 17:22 II Samuel 6:12-17 Isaiah 61:1-10 St. Luke 15:7-10 & 22-24 Psalm 16:11 & James 5:13 Ephesians 5:19 & Colossians 3:16 I am planning to...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: I Timothy 6:6-10 St. Matthew 6:1-4 St. Matthew 6:19-24 St. Luke 12:13-21 Hebrews 13:5-6 St. Matthew 25:31-40 St. Matthew 25:41-46 If you could choose one of the Ten Commandments...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: I Thessalonians 5:17 & St. Matthew 6:7-13 II Timothy 14-19 Hebrews 10:22-25 Acts 2:36-41 Acts 2:42-47 Philippians 4:4-9 Acts 4:7-12 & 29-31 Many people make New Year's...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: St. Matthew 1:18-25 St. Matthew 2:1-6 St. Matthew 2:7-12 St. Luke 2:22-32 St. Luke 2:28-35 St. Luke 2:36-40 Galatians 4:4-7 Today, I want to lead your thinking about un-named witne...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: St. Luke 1:5-25 St. Luke 1:26-38 St. Luke 139-56 St. Luke 1:57-66 St. Luke 1:67-80 St. John 1:19-34 St. Luke 2:1-20 Another often overlooked character in the Christmas Story is an...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Isaiah 9:6-7 Isaiah 11:1-9 Isaiah 24:13-16 Isaiah 25:3-6 Isaiah 26:1-5 & 10-13 Philippians 2:5-11 St. Luke 1:67-79 "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable f...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Isaiah 1:10-17 Isaiah 1:18-20 Isaiah 2:1-5 Isaiah 6:1-7 Isaiah 6:8-12 Isaiah 7:12-14 St. Luke 1:26-38 I am inviting Isaiah to the Christmas Story. He lived some 700 years before...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Daniel 8:15-17 & 26-27 Daniel 9:1-6 Daniel 9:7-14 Daniel 9:15-19 St. Luke 1:11-17 St. Luke 1:68-79 St. Luke 1:28-38 I AM WRITING THIS ON VETERANS DAY. Today evoked many...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: I Thessalonians 5:14-18 Philippians 4:4-8 Psalm 40:1-5 Psalm 130:1-7 Psalm 139:1-6 & 14 Psalm 46:1-2 & 10-11 Psalm 136:1-4 & 23-26 I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU to give...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: St. John 8:31-36 Romans 5:15-18 Romans 6:15-23 Romans 8:1-11 Galatians 5:1-6 I Peter 2:4-12 Philippians 2:1-11 I am trusting you are planning to observe Thanksgiving Day. Thanks ma...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: I Thessalonians 5:12-18 I Corinthians 2:6-11 St. Matthew 6:9-15 Psalm 136:1-9 Ephesians 5:15-21 Colossians 3:12-17 II Peter 1:12-21 Hopefully you saved last week's "Thought" I want...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Genesis 1:1 & 9-14 Genesis 8:15-22 Psalm 8:1-9 Psalm 90:10-17 II Corinthians 5:1-10 St. Matthew 25:31-40 St. Matthew28:16-20 I want to do something with you that I have never...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: St. Matthew 25: 31-40 St. Matthew 25: 41-46 St. Mark 12:13-17 Romans 12:1-20 Romans 13:1-7 Daniel 3:12-18 & 28 Daniel 4:19-27 This is projected to be my last "Thought" before...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Ephesians 6:10-20 St. Matthew 6:7-13 Hebrews 4:12-16 St. Matthew 4:1-11 Hebrews 11:1-6 Hebrews 11:32-40 Philippians 4:4-13 I have been trying to warn-alert you to Satan's attacks....

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: I John 2:15-17 Genesis 39:1-7 Genesis 39:8-20 II Samuel 11:1-11 II Samuel 11:12-21 II Samuel 12:1-14 Numbers 32:23 & Proverbs 28:13-14 I have been trying to warn-alert you to Satan...

 

Under Attack II

Scriptures to Read I John 2:15-23 Genesis 2:8-9, 15-17 Genesis 3:1-7 Genesis 3:8-13 Genesis 3:16-19 St. Matthew 4:1-11 St. Luke 4:1-13 Last time I spoke of Satan's attack on Adam and Eve. He was...

 

Under Attack

Scriptures to Read Ephesians 6:10-13 Ephesians 6:10-13 Genesis 2:8-9; 15-17 Genesis 2:20-25 Genesis 3:1-7 Genesis 3:8-13 Genesis 3:14-19 I want to spend some of the next 'Thoughts' considering the...

 

United States of America???

Scriptures to Read Acts 7:8-15 Acts 7:54-60 Acts 19:23-29 St. Matthew 27:19-25 St. Mark 14:55-65 Genesis 37:18-24 Ephesians 4:25-32 When you read this, we will be a little more than one month from the...

 

Abstinence II

Scriptures to Read St. Matthew 6:16-189 Zechariah 7:4-7 Zachariah 8:18-19 Isaiah 58:3-7 St. Matthew 4:1-4 Acts 13:1-3 Nehemiah 1:3-11 I shared last week about abstaining from evil things. But there is...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Nehemiah 4:7-22 II Thessalonians 3: 6-13 Hebrews 3:9-11 Ephesians 4:25-28 Philippians 2:14-18 St. John 6:26-27 St. Matthew 11:28-30 We celebrate "Labor Day." For many of us it is...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Exodus 20:1-7 & 23 Deuteronomy 13:1-5 I Corinthians 6:9-11 Acts 17:16-23 Acts 17:24-34 I Kings 14:21-30 Jeremiah 30:1-10 I know we have been looking at Israel's relationship wi...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Exodus 20:1-11 II Chronicles7:11-16 Judges 6:25-32 I Kings 18:22-29 I Kings 18:30-39 Isaiah 44:6-8 & 21-23 I Corinthians 10:1-14 We are looking at Number 4, "Turn from their...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Galatians 5:19-26 Galatians 6:2-10 Colossians 3:8-17 I Corinthians 5:1-6 St. Luke 3:7-14 St. Matthew 5:21-26 Exodus 20:12-17 The II Chronicles 7:14 passage lists four things God's...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Psalm 34:15-18 Psalm 139:15-18 Isaiah 55:6-9 Isaiah 65:24 & Daniel 9:20-23 St. Luke 19:41-44 St. Luke 18:15-17 St. John 14:1-11 In my last "Thought" I lumped together prayer...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: II Corinthians 5:11-19 Proverbs 28:13 I John 1:8-10 Psalm 51:1-19 Romans 7:18-25 St. Luke 15:11-24 II Chronicles 7:11-20 From II Chronicles 7:14, the second requisite is for us to...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Exodus 10:1-3 & 12:29-31 Deuteronomy 8:1-6 II Chronicles 34:21-28 St. Matthew 18:1-4 St. Matthew 23:1-12 I Peter 5:1-8 II Chronicles 12:1-7 Ever since the 9/11 crisis America...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 15:27-29 St. Matthew 15:8-11 Romans 1:21-27 Romans 1:28-32 I John 3:1-3 II Timothy 2:20-22 I Thessalonians 4:1-8 I wrote July 2 about purity. I want to continue in that vein....

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Faith    July 9, 2020

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: St. Luke 6:27-31 St. Luke 3:10-14 Ephesians 4:29-32 Jonah 42 St. Luke 10:30-37 St. Matthew 5:43-48 St. Matthew 7:15-23 We celebrated a national holiday on July 4. We call it...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Faith    July 2, 2020

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Psalm 24:3-6 St. Matthew 5:8 Hebrews 13:4 I Timothy 5:22c I Corinthians 6:15-20 I Corinthians 7:1-10 I Thessalonians 4:1-8 Today, I have chosen to write about purity. Purity...

 

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