My Brother’s Keeper

Am I my brother’s keeper? The question keeps coming up, though mostly indirectly. At a men’s breakfast Bible study this past Saturday, the verse popped up again at the beginning of the session. Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” “I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?” When …

Giving Presents of Food to One Another and Gifts to the Poor

One of the most amazing things about the Bible is its ability to speak in different voices depending on how you ask a specific question. In this current study, the question we are exploring concerns our responsibility for the least, the lost, and the lonely in our community. When I started the journey, I was …

Thankful for This Day

Last night I had the privilege of joining ministers from Anderson, South Carolina, in a Thanksgiving Holiday Service. Complete with a community choir, a collection for Safe Harbor and Tabernacle of Faith, and an excellent sermon from the new guy in town (Austin Carty, Boulevard Baptist Church), we joined ranks to proclaim we are thankful …

Seeing Jesus

It’s been a while since I’ve written a post blog. It’s been more than a week since I’ve stopped to study the biblical reason for serving the least, the lost, and the lonely. To be sure, I think about this all the time. But thinking about something and acting on that thought is a whole …

Serve in Secret

In the famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus raises expectations to new heights across a wide swath of issues. The list includes murder, adultery, divorce, oaths, revenge, loving our enemies, prayer, fasting, greed, worrying, judging, and giving to the needy. 1 Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen …