The Price Of A Sermon
Written by Larry Ocasio   
Tuesday, 20 October 2009

“Then this message came to me from the Lord: ‘Son of man, with one blow I will take away your dearest treasure. Yet you must not show any sorrow at her death. Do not weep; let there be no tears. Groan silently, but let there be no wailing at her grave. Do not uncover your head or take off your sandals. Do not perform the usual rituals of mourning or accept any food brought to you by consoling friends.’ So I proclaimed this to the people the next morning, and in the evening my wife died. The next morning I did everything I had been told to do. Then the people asked, ‘What does all this mean? What are you trying to tell us?’” (Ezekiel 24:15-19 NLT)

Weeping for Jerusalem
Written by Larry Ocasio   
Wednesday, 07 May 2008

“As He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it…‘O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!’” (Luke 19:41 & Matthew 23:37)

What a different picture the Bible paints concerning the Lord’s attitude and love for His people than that which the media portrays or many Christians are accustomed. Contrary to what Helen Thomas may have said, or any teachings you may have heard, Jesus loved the Jews then and He currently loves them today.

Crowded Christianity
Written by Larry Ocasio   
Monday, 04 August 2008

“Then Peter said to Jesus, ‘Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah’”. (Matthew 17:4)

The Lord had taken Peter, James and John up to the mountain for an intimate time of fellowship. While there, Jesus revealed Himself to this trio in a remarkable way. However, instead of honoring the presence of the Lord and humbly embracing this revelation, Peter unwisely makes his misguided suggestion.