At Cana the water became wine. At the Last Supper the wine became blood. At Calvary the blood became redemption. At the tomb the redemption became re-creation. At the second coming the re-creation will become restoration.
The triumphal entry was in anticipation of what Jesus could do. Heal the sick, feed the hungry, raise the dead, kick Rome’s butt. Often our walk with Christ begins in anticipation of what Jesus can do: bless the finances, salvage the marriage, heal the son or daughter, kick the cancer’s butt. The problem is sometimes […]
John 13:8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” We have this fallen inclination, like Peter, to try and clean ourselves up before coming to Jesus to clean us. We think: “I better stop doing that, and start doing this.” Which […]
Amos 8:11 “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord God, “when I will send a famine on the land— not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. Whether we want to admit it or not preaching is a vital element to the life, and […]
Mark 6:5 And he could do no mighty work there— It is one of the most startling verses in all of the Bible. A place where Jesus could do no mighty work. The place was His hometown. And Matthew tells us it was —because of their unbelief. (Matthew 13:58). The place that should’ve seen the […]
In Luke 4 Jesus goes into the synagogue, reads a portion of Isaiah concerning the coming Messiah. He then turns to the congregation and basically says “Surprise, It’s me.” At first everyone is cool with it. Luke 4:22 says “all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth.” But […]
On February 28, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. the College Drive Church launched a new church in Clinton MS called The Ridge. What started as a vision years before had finally become a reality. The process began when I sat down with my head elder, Mike Whatley, and he shared with me the vision the church […]