Articles by: John Hamilton

Brother John's Reflections

Having the Ears to Hear

Having the Ears to Hear

“Let the one with ears to hear listen.” All the tax agents and sinners were coming to hear him. But the Pharisees and the scribes complained. The said, “This person welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Luke 14: 35; 15: 1-2 Chapter 15 is one of the most beloved and […]

by × November 6, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Being Salt for the Earth

Being Salt for the Earth

Salt therefore is a good thing. But if even the salt goes insipid, with what will it be seasoned? It is fit neither for the ground nor for the manure pile. It is tossed out. Luke 14: 34-5 It is God, for his own loving purpose, who puts both the […]

by × November 5, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Learning to Will One Thing

Learning to Will One Thing

In your minds you must be the same as Christ Jesus. HIs state was divine, yet he did not cling to his equality with God but emptied himself to assume the condition of a slave, and became as humans are; and being as all humans are, he was humbler yet […]

by × November 4, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Grace and Self-Esteem

Grace and Self-Esteem

Instead, whenever you give a reception, invite poor people, crippled people, lame people, blind people. And you will be happy that they are not able to repay you, for you will be repaid in the resurrection of the righteous. Luke 14:13-14 There must be no competition among you, no conceit; […]

by × November 3, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Hostility or Hospitality

Hostility or Hospitality

Jesus went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees on a Sabbath to eat a meal. They had him under close scrutiny. Luke 14: 1 I thank my God whenever I think of you, and every time I pray for all of you, I pray with […]

by × October 31, 2014 ×