Be careful to bear fruit of righteousness

Fall is upon us beginning this Friday, Sept. 23. I learned on the Internet that the season is probably called fall because it signals the fall of the year – the end of the year, as indicated by falling temperatures, leaves, and snow. Fall is also called autumn, which is used seven times in the […]

Our job to continue down path of righteousness

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Jesus spent 40 after his resurrection continuing to teach his disciples (Acts 1: 1-14). During that time, he appeared to several people, proving he was who he said he was because he’d foretold his death, burial, and resurrection to the detail of the timeframe (Matthew 16: 21; 27: 62-66; 28: […]

Seek righteousness through grace

by Leonard Lauriault In Matthew 25: 31-46, the sheep and goats were separated because of what they had or had not done. In meeting people’s needs, the sheep knew they were doing right because they were following God’s plan (Deuteronomy 15: 11; 14: 28, 29; Leviticus 25: 35). Apparently, they didn’t realize that in serving […]

No one ever – what’s more, it’s gospel

Leonard Lauralt The New Mexico Department of Health sponsors television commercials about the dangers of second-hand cigarette smoke. In one commercial, a glass of milk has lipstick from a previous user at a restaurant, while in the other, a fork is dropped on the floor. In both cases, a replacement is requested. In background, someone […]