December 3, 2017
Colossians 1:21-22 says: “Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation…” (NIV) Romans 5:10-11 declares further: “For if while we were […]
December 25, 2016
In Luke’s second chapter, the story of What happened that first Christmas is wonderfully told. But then we have the Why of Jesus’ coming, and that’s actually the more important story!
October 20, 2013
Come that final Day, we all eagerly hope to hear Jesus say to us: “Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your Master.”
August 18, 2013
Joshua and all the people of Israel were devastated by their bitter defeat by the small city of Ai. Israel is down and deeply discouraged. But God’s favor returns and He directs Joshua to once again go up against Ai, this time with God’s promise of victory.
August 4, 2013
We might begin by asking how a Canaanite woman from Jericho with the seemingly infamous name of “Rahab the Harlot” ever made her way to the Hall of Faith in Hebrews Chapter 11? Further, how did she become the ancestral granny–first to King David–but ultimately to Jesus of Nazareth, our Messiah?
April 28, 2013
The proverbial saying from the 1500’s still rings true: “Oh but for the grace of God, go I.” Paul, in his stern letter to the Galatians, reminds the church to extend love to those who have been caught up or entangled in various transgressions in order to restore them.
April 14, 2013
John, The Apostle of Love, evidently took excellent notes during Jesus’ Last Supper sermon. His letters often reflect the varied aspects of God’s love, especially as fleshed out through Jesus’ death and resurrection.
March 31, 2013
Simon, whom Jesus renamed Peter, was Jesus’ close friend and His right-hand man in ministry. But Peter failed His master when Jesus needed him most by denying 3 times that he even knew Jesus.
February 17, 2013
In another parable of contrasts, told by Jesus on the Calvary road to Jerusalem, we see two men famously juxtaposed. A Pharisee and a Tax Collector; one from the most religious sect of Jewish life and the other from among the most despised.
February 3, 2013
While Jesus’ story about the rich man and Lazarus describes the impassable chasm between Hades and Paradise, this side of death we all face another chasm. The chasm between us and God is just as real and yet this great divide has been crossed.