The Sermon on the Plain Part V – The Wise and Foolish Builders

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.  Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.  ButContinue reading “The Sermon on the Plain Part V – The Wise and Foolish Builders”

The Sermon on the Plain Part IV – A Tree and Its Fruit

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  Against such things there is no law.”   Paul, Galatians 5:22, 23 The spiritual journey is all about uniting our will with God’s will, wanting what he wants, loving what he loves, living a life that in all its aspectsContinue reading “The Sermon on the Plain Part IV – A Tree and Its Fruit”

The Sermon on the Plain Part III – Judging Others

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.  Brothers do not slander one another.  Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it.  When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting on judgment on it.  There is only one Lawgiver andContinue reading “The Sermon on the Plain Part III – Judging Others”

The Sermon on the Plain Part 1 – Blessings and Woes

“The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position.  But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wild flower.  For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. Continue reading “The Sermon on the Plain Part 1 – Blessings and Woes”