The Avoidance Technique


Gen 38 Jacob’s son Judah recalls his part in selling Joseph to Ishmaelite traders, and every time he was in the presence of Jacob, he remembered his part but failed to acknowledge it. Unconfessed sin tears at our hearts, and if we fail to acknowledge it, we seek ways to avoid it, which is what […]

Accuser meets Advocate


Zechariah 3-6 Saved, Sanctified, ServiceSatan is the accuser of the brethren, but we have an advocate in Jesus Christ. He was the Advocate for Joshua, the high priest in Zechariah’s time, and he is our Advocate now. Why do we need an advocate? We need one because we are just like Joshua, blackened with sin, […]

In Debt or Free?


Ps 50-51 In Debt or Free? Our world offers temporary peace and security yet they seek to encroach more and more on our freedoms with rules upon rules.  They offer temporary peace and security only to take it away in a panic. If we love this insecure world, we are not of God. [1John 2:16] […]

You are just being pig-headed!


1Chron 21 Has anyone ever called you those words? David was genuinely being pig-headed as he sought, in pride, to take a census to determine how many soldiers he had. Wisely, General Joab came to remind him that this was a foolish decision and would be costly and time-consuming. But, David was determined, and he was, as […]

God’s Instructions are Clear


Num. 20 The Consequence of Disobedience The people grumbled–AGAIN! Their lack of water changed their countenance from blessing to grumbling and murmuring. First: If only we had died when our brothers died before the Lord. Second: Why have you brought us up into this wilderness? Third: Why have you brought us to this dreadful place […]

“Good Friday & Beauty out Ashes”


Luke 23 Dr. Luke records for us the witnesses at the cross. Only by the Spirit of God could one chapter hold so much that it grabs our attention and cause us to fall upon our knees in humble adoration for the Messiah who gave all that we might worship Him alone. Today, just as […]

“Who Does He Think He Is?”


Mark 2 If you want to know who this Jesus is, pay close attention, for time is of the essence. Join Jesus as he teaches and where pious religious leaders, who know the Torah backward and forwards, come to find out who this man is. Outwardly, they are polite, but their heart chastises Jesus with […]