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Red Letter by Jason G. Lutz

“Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.” ‭‭(Matthew‬ ‭7:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) Red letters, Christ’s own words, have a unique way of checkmating our self-righteousness. I imagine at the time when “the sun never set in the English Empire” the bold captains of…

Turn the Other Cheek By Jason G. Lutz

But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. 41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.  (Matthew 5:39-42) I…

Love Your Enemies by Jason G. Lutz

“But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,” ‭‭(Luke‬ ‭6:27‬ ‭NASB‬‬) Between Beckley and Princeton there is a billboard which reads, “real christians love their enemies”.  In all honesty we can only speculate on the intent of this billboard.  We can assume the intent is geopolitical issues or we can assume this is a…

Hold fast by Jason G. Lutz

“Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.” (‭‭II Timothy‬ ‭1:13-14‬ ) I pray before I start my day and I read my Bible before I go run well before the sun rises.  I am really good at these spiritual disciplines until…

Light Affliction by Jason G Lutz

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (II Corinthians 4:18 NKJV) I think it wise for a Christian to abstain…

Get behind Me, Satan! by Jason G. Lutz

“And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ” (‭‭Luke‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) If asked and I have not been, I would answer the question: what could churches be teaching in a more profound manner?: the reality of evil. I think it is important to understand that evil is real and…

No King in Israel by Jason G. Lutz

In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes. (Judges 21:25) During the time of the Judges Israel was something like a confederation of tribes and cities. While a study of the word suggests the people maintained a ethnic/religious identity, they had yet to be fused into what we understand as the nation of Israel. The people…

Many will be offended by Jason G. Lutz

And then many will be offended… (Matthew 24:10) I hold professionalism as the highest ideal.  Professionalism is simply having a clear objective and moving toward it in spite of inward and outward pressures away from said objective.  I believe in professionalism we emulate our Lord and Savior.  In His early ministry Christ held a specific all encompassing mission: the…