When scripture mentions seed and harvest it's a spiritual reference.
The feasts and festivals of the church often coincide with seed time and harvest. Scripture readings for the seasons do as well. That's on purpose. For while we pray for the promise of seed time and celebrate the bounty of harvest, we pray and celebrate for both our natural and spiritual work. We should remember to plant spiritual seeds as well as earthy ones, and to look for a spiritual harvest as we gather in the blessings of our earthly labors. The scriptures, festivals and teachings have so much to teach us about the Lord of the Harvest! Listen to learn more at www.qcaradio.com.
God is in the business of restoring us. He has only good for us.
So many individuals reject the church because they think God has it out for them. But the opposite is true. God has only good for us, and Christ's work on the cross is proof of that. If he didn't love us, why would he allow his son Jesus to die for us? God wants to restore us. Listen to learn more at www.QCAradio.org.
Jesus was so utterly submitted to his father that he perfectly reflected the character of the Father. And the scribes and pharisees hated him for it. The true passion of Our Lord was his love of the Father, which proves that He is the Son of God, heir to the throne of heaven, and high priest of the family, the church catholic. Listen to learn more at www.QCAradio.com.
What does a father to do? He protects and guards the family.
Modern feminism is creating an anti-patriarchal culture that displays self-loathing in the form of activism. Today's feminist/atheist shouts loudly for the rights of women and yet denies her own daughter's right to life through abortion. What is the solution?
In contrast, Christ laid down his heavenly kingship to become a victim. He sacrificed himself on the cross to save his family from eternal death. His family is his bride, the Church. If you are in the church, you are part of Christ's family, you are his child. Therefore, anything that attacks Christ--your head, your protector--must be rejected. And when the mother of the family--Christ's bride the Church--honors Christ and His Word in all things, she helps and nurtures her children. Through this relationship--Christ as the head, the Church as a submitted bride, and we obedient children, salvation-health comes to all God's family. Listen to learn more at www.QCAradio.com.
You shall be a peculiar treasure unto me.
On this second Sunday in Lent, the Church calls all the faithful to remember that we are a peculiar treasure to the Lord. We are called to remember what He has done for us, how he has saved us from our bondage. The Lord tells his people in Exodus 19, "Therefore, sanctify yourselves . . ." It is a necessary preparation for drawing near to Our Lord, for He cannot abide sin. Do you need to draw near to Jesus? Do you long to be cherished as his "peculiar treasure?" Then sanctify yourself this Lent. Listen to learn more at www. QCAradio.org.