Breaking the Vicious Cycle

John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. Have you ever felt stuck in a circle? They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. Maybe you’re struggling […]

We will Always Feel Indebted to Christ.

We will always feel indebted to Christ. John paints a picture through words in Revelation 4:10 (ESV) the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying. Many commentators suggest these elders are symbolic of redeemed […]

The Liberality of God

1 Corinthians 13:12 (NIV) For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. In Paul’s first epistle to the church of Corinth, in chapter 13, we have the famous chapter […]

So Close, Yet so Far Away

Mark 6:20 (ESV) For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly. This is a side of Herod not often discussed. Herod has become synonymous with evil. However, in this verse we […]

He has made your battle His Battle

Philippians 2:12–13 (ESV) Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. This verse reminds […]

The Problem with the Lines we Draw

Since the fall in paradise we have been a species obsessed with differences rather than similarities, a people bent on drawing lines. We have classes for our classes, groups for our groups. We have upper class, upper-middle class, middle class, lower middle class, etc. How quickly we try to elevate ourselves above anothers. “I’m not […]

If it’s Broke…Fix It

C.S. Lewis once said “The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ.” If this is true do you think some of our churches have become something other than church? If drawing people to Jesus is the sole purpose of the church. What are we if we have great programs, nice buildings, […]