P.S. Now, apart from what I have said, please allow an old man’s dream. In one example, Jesus told me of the growing influence of the yeast or leaven in a glob of bread dough. “Till it was all leavened.” In the other example, he told of a seed which grew to the great tree … Continue reading P.S.
Imagine now that you are sitting with me in my corner study room. Our eyes lock I say to you, from my heart to yours. “Do you know a better way to live?” I know, I know, it will not eradicate evil people or somehow solve all problems. Only Christ’s return at the end of … Continue reading Sitting Together in My Corner Study
Now, what does all this mean to you and me and the way we spend the remaining days of our lives? Matthew 25 truly is a special chapter in the Bible for me. It contains two relevant stories. I will restrict myself to just a few points, which I hope you will never forget. In … Continue reading Applying the Golden Rule to Our Lives
Somehow, I feel that I have yet to make plain this awesome change in mankind. So I now reach back to almost forgotten voices that made a great impression on me some years ago. Consider the words of Phillip Schaff in his eight-volume History of the Christian Church, a work recognized as one of the … Continue reading Impressions from Voices of the Past
Enough said. Now back to the hidden, tiny, personal yeast of the Golden Rule and its surprising power to make change for good. Slavery was seemingly untouchable, impossible to change. Then came these words, “Not Greek or Jew, not male or female, not slave or free man, all are one in Christ.” Historians tell us … Continue reading The Golden Rules Affect on Slavery
Someday historians will go back through history and attempt to track the Golden Rule and all its effect on history. Impossible. It will be impossible to show how those best-known words of Jesus changed the way people thought and acted. Some were even unaware of that influence. But that idea was forever in their subconscious … Continue reading What History will Say about the Golden Rule
Let’s turn to a most exciting part of the Golden Rule story; the astonishing power of the Golden Rule on a global scale! It is a thrilling story that gives hope for the survival and success of humanity! And you and I are a part of this never-to-be repeated story! Yes, for anyone of us … Continue reading The Golden Rule on a Global Scale
If signing a legal paper makes you feel more responsible than when you give your oral word, then you need the Golden Rule. That’s one of the things Jesus’s next words say to me: Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, “You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your … Continue reading Earning Respect, Admiration, “A Good Life”
Jesus goes on to discuss lust and divorce: Divorce is so often a breakdown of the Golden Rule. As with anger, little things are important—for example, the roving eye. Sexual lust starts small, but if not stopped, it will grow in stages till sin, hurt, and pain result, especially to traumatized children. Where is the … Continue reading How to Prevent Heartache
Next, Jesus turns his attention to the subject of anger: You have heard that it was said to those of old. “You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.” But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of … Continue reading Anger and How to Prevent Trouble in Your Life
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