Light of Life

If you follow any news, there is no question that there is an evil darkness in the world.  People are frantic about what to do.  In the United States we have had two mass killings almost back-to-back.  In the political world there has been a rush to win the blame game.  All have agreed that evil is at work, but no one wants to really name the true source of evil.  Satan is on a rampage to kill, steal, and destroy but to the world elites, this would only be an archaic, outdated, and even unthinkable description of the source of this type of evil.

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The Blessed, Look Like This!!

There have been thousands of books written about being successful, rich, happy, fulfilled, and the list seems to never end.  Everyone seems to be looking for that formula of life that will bring the blessings of peace and joy.

Jesus began a sermon with some verses we call the Beatitudes (Blessings).  It is not a formula but a lifestyle likened unto Jesus.  For the follower of Jesus, these are not optional nuggets of wisdom but the principles for our lives as we journey with Jesus.

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Revelation of Jesus

Revelation of Jesus

How many cold hearts have yearned for salvation’s heat but found no ember in my heart?

Who has longed for the peace of Christ but found only trouble on my tongue?

 

What number looked for Jesus but found no resemblance of His image in my life?


 What crippled beggar has longed for someone with the hope of Jesus but my feet never sought him out?

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Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men” (Matthew 5:13 NKJV).

SALTINESS OF CHRIST – Jesus used salt as an analogy to show the importance of being a true disciple.  Salt without its saltiness is contaminated salt.  In the time of Jesus, salt was derived as it is today from the sea or from salt deposits in the earth.  The salt we buy today is consistent and mostly free from contaminates but salt in the times of the New Testament was not so pure.

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Be Jesus: To Someone, Somewhere, Somehow

I remember feeling a burden and calling from God to do ‘something’. At the time, I did not know what the ‘something’ was and what it would look like but the ‘something’ was nagging at my heart.  Eventually, I stepped out and began to do something.  The genesis of Pathway Outreach Ministries began with a ‘something’ — reaching out to kids in a local trailer park.  Pathway Outreach has evolved over time as God has opened more and different doors of opportunities.

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