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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 ×

Brother John's Reflections

It is Necessary to Go Forward Today and Tomorrow

It is Necessary to Go Forward Today and Tomorrow

At that time some Pharisees came up to him and said, “Go away. Leave this place! Herod seeks to kill you.” He told them, “Go tell that fox, ‘Look, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow. On the third day I reach my goal.’ But it […]

by × October 30, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Entering through the Narrow Door

Entering through the Narrow Door

Struggle to enter through the narrow door. I tell you that many will seek to enter and they will not be able. From the time the master of the house rises and shuts the door, you will begin to stand outside and knock on the door. You will say, “Lord, […]

by × October 29, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

On Envy and Being Chosen

On Envy and Being Chosen

Jesus spent the entire night in prayer to God. When it was day he summoned his disciples. He chose from among them the twelve, whom he also named apostles. Luke 6: 12-13 Which person who has some experience of spiritual matters would desire that an angel come from heaven in […]

by × October 28, 2014 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Courage and Anger

Courage and Anger

The ruler of the synagogue was irritated because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath. He responded by telling the crowd that there were six days on which one must work. “So come on those days to be healed, not on the Sabbath day!” The Lord answered him, “Hypocrites! You all […]

by × October 27, 2014 ×