(THE CONVERSATION) A long tradition of Christian thought encourages believers to forgo worldly pursuits – like making money – and instead focus on the spiritual prize of salvation. “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,” the evangelist Matthew warns Christians, “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.”
“THEN Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, ‘Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil’. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and brought him, saying, ‘Send her away; for she crieth after us’. But he answered and said, ‘I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel’. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, ‘Lord, help me’. But he answered and said, ‘It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.’ And she said, ‘Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table’. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, ‘O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour’.” (Matthew 15:21-28;KJV)
(Address given on Mother’s Day 2017 at St Gregory The Great Anglican Church) GOD has blessed the human race with mothers. Wonderful human beings with the ability to give life, nurture it and guide it.
HAVE you had a moment in your life or that of a loved one when you felt that you were looking at death’s door? What was the situation? How long ago was it? How did you feel? I have several moments in my own life:
It was day filled with celebrations in Abaco last Sunday as Anglican Church members came together for a special church service to mark Mother’s Day.
Public Prayer Ministry services continue tonight and tomorrow
THE Bahamas Public Prayer Ministry is inviting the general public to join them for a time of worship as it continues with its 40 days of prayer and fasting.
KEEPING the hearts happy of those she holds dear is what a mother does, says Bahamas Mother’s Club President Freida Johnson.
UNDER the auspices of the Women’s Ministry, the pastor and the leadership of Zion Baptist Church, the annual ‘Women in White’ ingathering service was held on Sunday, April 30.
HOW tragic it is to have a Mother’s Day! Just as tragic, I suppose, to have a Father’s Day. It takes two to tango. Sin has caused the separation. Isn’t it ideal to celebrate Parents’ Day, or better, Family Day?
WHEN I submitted this Meditation it was the day of our national elections. At that point in time none of us knew just what the outcome would be. These were the sentiments and prayers concerning our nation that I expressed yesterday, and which I still think are worth considering as until we get it right:
Anglican priests from all across the Bahamas last week assembled in North Long Island for a highly anticipated annual clergy conference that takes place during the month of May.
UNDER the theme “Pastors Pursuing their Calling”, members of the Pastors of Prayer Bahamas International Organisation recently celebrated their 14th anniversary service at the Evangelistic Centre Assembly of God.
WHAT a blessing to be living in so vibrant a democracy! This is a peaceful democracy; everyone is entitled to his opinion and should be protected in espousing his views on the same. Many countries yearn for that which we take for granted.
ONE of the sayings that my mother used was “pride goes before a fall”.
NEWLY appointed Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) President Bishop Delton Fernander said he hopes that under his leadership the body will have not only a national impact, but a community one as well.