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God invites each of us to work in His vineyard

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 9/30/23

God invites each of us to work in His vineyard, but it’s our choice whether we “clock in” or stay home. Let’s never fail to show up. It’s the most important job we will ever have.

 

Let us never make the grave mistake of assuming we earn our salvation!

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 9/23/23

Let us never make the grave mistake of assuming we earn our salvation in the same way we earn a wage. It is a gift lavished upon us by a God who does not count the hours of our labor or measure the amount of our output

Take some time to reflec

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 9/18/23

Take some time to reflect on the enormity of what Christ offers us in salvation. Can we find the strength to offer just a fraction of that to our brothers and sisters?

Thank God

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 9/11/23

Our personal relationship with Christ is important, yes — but thank God, that is not all there is to being a Christian. We depend upon the support, the encouragement, and even the correction of the rest of the Body of Christ.

A love of suffering does not come naturally to us as humans.

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 9/05/23

A love of suffering does not come naturally to us as humans. We have no instinct to throw our arms around a rough and heavy cross — no, we shy away from it. But as adopted children of God, crafted lovingly in His image, our inheritance is the grace ... Read More »

“Who do you say that I am?”

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 8/25/23

“Who do you say that I am?” Let our whole lives be the answer, given not in words, but in action. If the world looked at your life, your decisions, your words, and your deeds, would they conclude that you are a person who believes Christ is the son ... Read More »

“O woman, great is your faith!

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 8/19/23

“O woman, great is your faith!” The Canaanite woman stood firm in her belief that God would answer her — even when those closest to him tried to send her away, and even when Christ himself challenged her. She never wavered.

Christ is always coming

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 8/10/23

Christ is always coming to us in ways that we do not expect. Ways that shock us. Ways that frighten us. Ways that seem impossible. Are we ready to accept him however he comes, amidst whatever fear and doubt we are battling with in our hearts?

Jesus told his disciples. The Son of Man has been raised from the dead

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 8/05/23

“Do not tell the vision to anyone until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead,” Jesus told his disciples. Why keep such an amazing thing as the Transfiguration a secret? Because the world wasn’t ready for the end of the story yet. Sometimes, the glory only ... Read More »

Following Christ

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 7/27/23

Following Christ will take everything we have. Are we ready to give it all? At the end of our lives, let us hope we can say truthfully that we sold all we had in order to purchase the field which contained the great treasure.