Showing posts from January, 2010

Tents and Tarps

Harding University is heading up a fund raising campaign calls Tents and Tarps. A $50 donation will enable us to send a large tent and a large tarp to homeless Haitians. Not only have most of them lost their homes, but most people are afraid to be inside the remaining structures! These tents will address one of their most pressing needs right now: shelter. These tents will enable an entire family to stay warm and dry until permanent, safe shelters can be built. So help us out by donating today! The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' -Matthew 25:40 _____________________


One of the greatest limitations of the English language is that we only have one word for love. The most common Greek lesson in our churches concerns the Greek forms of love, especially in regards to John 21:15-17. The two words used by Peter and Jesus would best be translated something like this... When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me [unconditionally] more than these?" "Yes, Lord," he said, "you know that I love you [like a brother]." Jesus said, "Feed my lambs." Again Jesus said, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me [unconditionally]?" He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you [like a brother]." Jesus said, "Take care of my sheep." The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you [even] love me [like a brother]?" Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you [even] l