Crumbs from the Master’s Table

TEXT: Matt. 15 (27) 27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. BR:  Matt. 15 (21-28) INTRO: The woman that came to Jesus sought help for her daughter, but she was a Canaanite woman. Jesus didn’t intend to insult her, but He said -(26)  “It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.” What He really meant, is more obvious in His previous statement: (24) “I []

WWJS about Orlando?

              What would Jesus say about Orlando? The question via Facebook Messenger was  “How do you feel about what happened in Florida?” Still reeling from the deleted tweet of Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick saying the Orlando victims were reaping, I replied. “I think we should pray for them and their families.” I am a Christian leader, and I DON’T understand hate ‘in Jesus’ name.’ Neither do I understand so-called leaders, Christian or otherwise, that make []

Happy New Year!

Dearest Family and Friends, Happy 2016! Our prayer for you this year is that our loving LORD will make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: and lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. That the road will rise to meet you and your shoes will be iron. Yours in Him, Michael and Tanya Kekel

Ephesus ROCKS! (lit.)

https://goturkey.com/en/pages/read/ephesus I’m sure you’ve read about the Temple of Diana of the Ephesians in the bible; but the only remains of her temple is a lone column left standing on the temple site, in a valley near the city center. What you’re seeing in today’s post, are pictures of the Theatre where Paul was in Acts 19.  Look carefully at the photos with the trees, and you can see the Theatre in the distance; it is massive, and very high. Supposedly, it would seat []

A Refuge for Mary

We went by bus from the port city of Kusadasi (KOOSH-ah-dahss) to Ephesus, through the mountains of Turkey, and briefly visited the place where they say the Apostle John took Mary to abide after the death of her Son; evidently to protect her from the Romans. This little stone house, they say, is where she lived out her days. Also notice the stone wall heavily salted with many prayers inserted between the stones; very similar to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. Afterward, we continued our []