Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth."
Luke 16:10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself a ransom for all—this was attested at the right time. For this I was appointed a herald and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
1 Timothy 2:1-7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Have you heard about all the dishonest and illegal business practices conducted by Wells Fargo and several car companies recently? Tremendous time and effort was spent in trying to figure out how to beat the system, thereby hurting customers and their companies. Can you imagine if Christians spent as much of their time, passion, intellect, and energy on being more like Jesus? How much better off would the world be? Following Jesus isn't just a part-time job. Jesus lives in us, all day, every day. Every encounter with others provides us an opportunity to reflect Jesus in what we say and what we do. Let Jesus fill us so that He might live through us.
Sermons by Pastor Ken Hohag
Pastor Ken Hohag has been delivering sermons at BFLC for over 25 years.