Day: February 5, 2021

News Of The Day – February 5th

Denmark wants Sermons Translated And Submitted To Government

The crackdowns on Christianity keep coming. A proposed law in Denmark seeks to ask all religious groups in the country to translate their sermons and messages into Danish language. Anna Mirijam Kaschne, the General Secretary of the Nordic Bishops Conference, said, “All church congregations, free church congregations, Jewish congregations, everything we have here in Denmark will be placed under general suspicion by this law…Something is happening here which is undermining democracy.” Read more about the proposed law here.


Liberty University Apologizes After Snowball Fight

Liberty University is no stranger to controversy, and find themselves again in  the news. Acting University president, Jerry Prevo, apologized Tuesday for hosting a campus snowball fight over the weekend where dozens of attendees were seen unmasked and not following coronavirus precautions. Residents contacted local health officials to launch over 118 complaints against Liberty’s leadership and raise concern over the potential virus spread the event may cause. At least 58 students have contracted the disease as of Jan. 26, the university reported last week. Read more about the event here.


Michigan Man Arrested For Embezzling From Church

A Grand Rapids man is facing a felony charge, accused of stealing nearly a million dollars from his church. Authorities claim Christian Bileth, 55, stole more than $812,000 from St. John’s United Church of Christ between March of 2014 until the end of 2019. Bileth turned himself in to police and is out on bond awaiting trial. He faces one felony charge of embezzlement over $100,000. Bileth could end up in prison for 20 years if convicted and be fined up to $2.4 million. Read more about the theft here.


Postal Worker Saves Elderly Woman

Postal worker, Shonda Lemon, is being hailed as an angel. The Chicago mail carrier noticed that Helen Iwanski, 89, had not picked up any of her mail in three days, and decided to call the police to perform a welfare check on the elderly lady. When they arrived, the police found Iwanski lying injured on the floor, having had a fall several days earlier. Unable to get up, Iwanski couldn’t call for help, and was only found in time thanks to Lemon’s actions. Read more about this Good Samaritan here.


What A Friend We Have In Jesus – (Matthew 26)

Matthew 26

“What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!  What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.” This hymn by Joseph M. Scriven, is one of my absolute favorites. It always brings up wonderful memories of my Grandmother and her sisters gathered around the organ singing with glee. And it’s also the first thing that enters my mind when I read Matthew chapter 26. …

February 5th – 1 Peter 4:8

1 Peter 4:8

Sometimes loving others isn’t easy. Yet Paul tells us to love one another just the same. Because each of us are deeply flawed, and each of us sin daily. But God loves us with His incredible unconditional and forgiving love just the same. And He calls us to show this same love to one another. That doesn’t mean that we turn a blind eye to sin. What it does mean is that we forgive those who trespass against us, and encourage them to repentance when they trespass against God. When we remember how our Father, in His great love, forgives the unforgivable in us, how could we not show that same love to others!