Monday Missive

Left Behind?

“For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Jesus, remember me

“Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” (Luke 23:42-43) Greetings, Fighter. I saw my first Christmas tree today – large, bright and tinselly – dominating a suburban square. I’m sure it’s not the first to be …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Not A Hair Of Your Head Will Perish

“When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, [Jesus] said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.” (Luke 21:5-6) Greetings, Fighter. Joy and I had the …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Put a Fighting Father in your corner!

“Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to [Jesus] and asked him a question, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; the first married …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

I once was Lost

“For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.” (Luke 19:10) Greetings, Fighter. ‘To seek and to save the lost’. It’s the way Jesus described His life’s mission, but it’s not immediately obvious what He meant. Whenever I refer to someone as lost, it’s either because they’ve wandered off into …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

The Humble will be Exalted!

“The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.” (Luke 18:11) Greetings, Fighter. The above verse is a line from one of Jesus’ most well-known jokes. The Gospel-writer, Luke, begins by saying that Jesus “told this …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Keep Praying

“And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them?” (Luke 18:7) Greetings, Fighter. This week’s Gospel reading reminded me of a story I was told about an elderly Jewish man who, every morning, would walk from his home in the …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

An Attitude of Gratitude

“Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they?” (Luke 17:15-17) Greetings, Fighter. We begin today …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Increase our Faith!

“The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” (Luke 17:5-6) Greetings, Fighter. I don’t know about you, but this cry from the …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Discipline

“Fight the good fight of the faith” (1 Timothy 6:12) Dave’s diary – September 22nd, 2022. I was expecting a quieter day in what has been a tumultuous week. I attended the funeral of a friend yesterday. I have the funeral of another friend tomorrow, and I’m presiding at tomorrow’s event. Perhaps I’m just at …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

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