Mary’s Song |Zechariah’s Song- The Life Project

Mary’s Song Posted by Don Merritt on December 21, 2016 Posted in: Christian Life. And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord      and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,  for he has been mindful     of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed,     for the Mighty One [...]

Another View of the Christmas Story | The Life Project

Another View of the Christmas Story Posted by Don Merritt on December 17, 2016 Posted in: Bible. We’ve looked at the Christmas Story from an unconventional angle by seeing through the lens of Father Abraham, and now we come in this final week leading up to Christmas, to the more traditional story from the Gospel of [...]

Catching up with Joel – the Life Project

1.Looking far into the future Posted by Don Merritt on December 1, 2016 We have already seen the connection between a present temporal event and the future it represents in the first two chapters of Joel. Recall the plague of locusts in chapter 1, real and present; a crisis that required immediate action. Source: Looking far [...]

Time to Repent | The Life Project

Time to Repent Posted by Don Merritt on November 30, 2016 Joel 2: 12-17 This text falls into three parts as we will see, but more than that, it is the challenge that faces every human being alive today, for as you recall this chapter is in a context of Final Judgment. Each person at [...]

The Day of the Lord is Great | The Life Project

The Day of the Lord is Great Posted by Don Merritt on November 29, 2016 Joel 2:1-11 In the first chapter Joel described the plague of locusts that had devastated the land that was supposed to flow with milk and honey; it was the present national crisis before the people of Joel’s day. In this section, [...]

The Day of the Lord | The Life Project

The Day of the Lord Posted by Don Merritt on November 28, 2016 Joel 1 As Joel’s account opens, there is disaster in the land in the form of an invasion of locusts. They have destroyed everything in their path that grows; crops in the fields, grain in the barns; everything. The situation is dire indeed. [...]

A Brief Introduction to Joel | The Life Project

A Brief Introduction to Joel Posted by Don Merritt on November 28, 2016 The Prophet Joel has been called “the prophet of Pentecost”, “the prophet of hopefulness” and the “the prophet of the Spirit”, yet in spite of these nicknames, little is actually known about him as a man. In fact, there is a very great [...]

Armor of God | The Life Project

Armor of God Posted by Don Merritt on November 16, 2016 Ephesians 6:10-20 Ah yes, the famous passage on the armor of God, a passage many know by heart, a favorite sermon passage and a favorite devotional passage rich with metaphor and meaning; a wonderful passage. Since I have blogged on this passage more than [...]

More on Ephesians | The Life Project | franciscansonthemountains

Be Filled with the Spirit to Master and Servant | The Life Project Quote | Posted on November 16, 2016 by brcelano Be Filled with the Spirit Posted by Don Merritt on November 14, 2016 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do [...]

Catching up with Ephesians- onwards from Unity! | The Life Project | franciscansonthemountains

Catching up with Ephesians- onwards from Unity! | The Life Project Quote | Posted on November 13, 2016 by brcelano Unity! Posted by Don Merritt on November 9, 2016 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in [...]