Patrick Day

Blog archives for March, 2016

Archive for March, 2016

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

THY KINGDOM COME We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.    – 1 John 5:19 This is a striking verse that points us in the direction of fulfilling the second request of The Lord’s Prayer: Thy kingdom come. The children of God […]

Friday, March 25th, 2016

ARE YOU A THERMOSTAT? A thermometer reflects the temperature; a thermostat sets it. In the same way, we can reflect the culture around us or influence it by what we say and do. Are you a thermostat or a thermometer? Ask yourself, “Am I reflecting the space I’m in, or am I making a positive […]

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

GOD IS LOVE My five-year-old granddaughter and her parents left yesterday after a long weekend visit. Little Alice is a delight and proves to me that God is love. When they arrived, she bounded out of the car and threw our front door open. First she ran to Nana and gave her a big hug. […]

Friday, March 18th, 2016

THE DARK SIDE OF DARKNESS If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. 1 John 1:6 The apostle John is talking about two worlds in this chapter. The first is God’s kingdom here on earth, represented by the light. The second is […]

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

WHAT WORLD ARE YOU LIVING IN? Each day two worlds compete for your attention – God’s world and the natural world. If you go your own way and long for the things of this world, you have chosen the natural world you were born into. If, on the other hand, you praise the name of […]

Friday, March 11th, 2016

MY SUBARU AND THE HOLY SPIRIT I love my Subaru. When my car touches the center line to the left, it warns me with a beep, as it does with the edge line on the right. It keeps me between the lines and in the correct lane. If I start backing up and something is […]

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL Pastor Max preached several weeks on Ecclesiastes. Last Sunday he concluded the series with an illustration that locked in the message he was trying to get across. There is a vertical line that reaches upward and represents your relationship with God. And there is a horizontal line sideways that represents your relationship […]

Friday, March 4th, 2016

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE Do not love the world or anything in the world. 1 John 2:15 The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:17 The apostle John is telling us to love what has permanent value. This world is […]

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

RELATIONSHIPS God is all about relationships. Though I can’t get my mind around the relationship of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, yet it is there. We are made in the image and likeness of God, so we too are all about relationships – first a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, then with family, friends, […]