STEVE'S BLOG

  • Grace and Peace

    June 5, 2013
    • Comments

      1
     

    “Peace” was the favorite word and symbol of the 60’s, a decade that knew little peace.  It is still the highest hope of the human heart and while there is constant talk about peace and seeming endless negotiations, there is still no more peace in the world.   Have you noticed how often the Apostle Paul uses “peace” in the greeting of his letters?  To the Romans he wrote, “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.”  Old Testament Jews greeted one another the same way they do today: Shalom Aleichem, “Peace be [...]

  • A Mother’s Model

    May 12, 2013
    • Comments

      1
     

    Happy Mother’s Day!  If you are anything like the dear mothers in my life, you need regular doses of encouragement.  What better place to start than by looking at the most famous mother of all, Mary, the mother of Jesus!  Our text is the first chapter of Luke.   First, Mary’s call and blessing flowed from grace. Luke 1:28 “And he (Gabriel) came to her and said, ‘Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!’”  “Favored” is the same word as “grace” and means to make accepted.  Grace is always underserved, unmerited and not based on our qualifications or [...]

  • Tragedy in Boston

    April 15, 2013
    • Comments

      0
     

    When the foundations are destroyed… Psalm 11:3-6 “if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man. The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence. The Bible is written to a world just as we find it today, a world of pain, suffering, sorrow, cruelty, violence and fear.  For many in Boston and around our nation, the very foundations of society seemed to crumble and the pillars of [...]

  • The Tie That Binds

    March 19, 2013
    • Comments

      1
     

    The world seems smaller than ever, connected by the Internet and crisscrossed daily by thousands of non-stop flights. Breaking news in distant lands can be watched live on our smart phones and major events become globally shared experiences. It would seem that such increased communication would lead to greater understanding and mutual respect; that the world would be more kind and gentle. But that is not the case. Mere information doesn’t create community. The nations are as divided as ever and fractures caused by prejudice, blind nationalism and religious intolerance seem to grow each year. Even in the church there [...]

  • Stories of our Travels

    March 19, 2013
    • Comments

      1
     

    Of the many experiences on our overseas trips I want to tell you two stories. For a year Rodrigo had been praying, planning and working to organize a night of ministry in San Jose, Costa Rica. Although only 26 years of age, and facing what seemed like endless difficulties, he did not give up but kept trusting that God would make a way. We asked that Rodrigo provide airfares, but nothing more, not wanting to discourage him but instead to share in the venture of faith. The night arrived and the first miracle was a full auditorium. The church Rodrigo [...]

  • Snapshot or Feature Film

    March 18, 2012
    • Comments

      18
     

    The other day I was reveling in the fact that “He who began a good work in you (and me) will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Phil. 1:6  But just how long will it take for God to accomplish his work in us? 

  • Soon to be healed

    March 7, 2012
    • Comments

      12
     

    This afternoon as I passed by a church parking lot I saw something that grabbed my attention.  The disabled parking spaces had the usual blue signs, but with an additional caption underneath them: soon to be healed. 

  • Desiring the Kingdom

    January 22, 2012
    • Comments

      6
     

    In his book, “Desiring the Kingdom”, James K. A. Smith suggests that we are not primarily ‘brains on a stick’ or thinking beings, but rather we are ‘desiring’ and loving beings. Regardless of what we claim to believe, we do what we love.  Our identity is shaped by what we love as ultimate, “what at the end of the day gives us a sense of meaning, purpose, understanding, and orientation.” 

    • Comments

      13
     

    A couple of days before the end of the year I asked a friend, “So, how was 2011 for you?”  He replied with a sigh, “I just want 2012 to get here.  I’m ready for a smooth, normal year with no bumps.”  I laughed.  “What is normal?” 

    • Comments

      0
     

    For a limited time, the Journey of Faith CD & DVD combo is on sale for $10 through the Steve Green Ministries Store. Order Today!