Everyone wants to be a good citizen and a good neighbor, or at least that’s what we should want. But is that enough? Perhaps there is more to living out our Kingdom calling than simply trying to avoid evil.
Jeremiah 5:20-31; Matthew 5:13-20, 23:27-28; 1 Peter 5:5-11
Music: “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: IV, by Edvard Grieg, performed by Wiliam T. Strømberg conducting the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Grieg Music to Henrik Ibsen Peer Gynt, Blikkboks Ltd, 2018.
Why don’t we have a president yet? The news says Joe Biden won the election, but Donald Trump says it’s not over. What are we to believe? Maybe if we take a look at the election procedures outlined in the Constitution we’ll have a better idea what’s really going on.
Does God ever give up on anyone? If you ask MelanEE Lisa Davidson, she might shout, “Noooooo! I know that because Papa NEVER gave up on me!”
When you hear MelanEE’s story, you’ll understand why she can be so certain. This is a woman who rejected her Creator as a teenager, and then turned toward a lifestyle of radical lesbianism. Yet, as she explains in this three-part interview, God pursued her relentlessly. Not only did He redeem her, He carried her through years of struggle to overcome all the damage of her rebellious years. This is a story that will challenge you, but will leave you encouraged and in awe of what our blessed Heavenly Father will do to bring His children back.
MelanEE’s testimony is a fitting introduction to the subject of our musical selections by Barry Phillips and the Aleph Tav Band, and by Mason Clover. Barry also joins Elder Mark Webb in a discussion about the signs in of the times called, “The Heavens Declare.”
Our Messiah won a decisive victory at the cross, but He did not call us to lay down our arms. In fact, He said He had come to bring a sword to the earth, not peace. How can this be? This is another paradox, but the answer becomes clear when we understand the type of warfare He calls and equips us to wage.
Judges 3:1-4; Isaiah 2:2-5; Micah 4:1-5; Matthew 10:34-39; Luke 22:35-38; 1 Corinthians 15:42-47; 2 Corinthians 10:1-6