Advent–Looking for the Blessed Hope

Advent Series: 1 & 2 Thessalonians…Looking for the Blessed Hope Beloved, Christ came many years ago in a stable in Bethlehem but soon and very soon, He shall appear with flashing light and the trumpet of Gabriel. He will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel, and […]

Hypocrite! Hypocrite!

Jeremiah 40 to 43  In the NT, Jesus called the Pharisees hypocrites meaning one who has the form of godliness without the power. But these religious leaders were not the first; Jeremiah meets them in our reading today. They came to Jeremiah feigning piety seeking God’s counsel about the next step. Standing before him, they […]

An ‘OUCH’ post!

More than once I have heard, I don’t need to tell anyone about Jesus. That’s the preacher’s job OR I don’t feel comfortable doing that OR I don’t know how.  Is that really the reason? Le’ts check those assumptions out. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty; let’s have a dialog. Let me ask you:  Are you […]

A+ or F? What is your grade?

If you have not read this story please take time now to open your Bible and read John chapter 9. John devotes an entire chapter to the story of the blind man who was given the gift of sight,  but he is not the only character in this story. As Jesus is leaving his time […]

Are You Revealing God’s Glory?

John 2 “Are you Revealing God’s Glory?” When there is a task that needs attending, do you do it half-way or all the way? Do you do it to reveal God’s glory or your own? Jesus was an invited wedding guest to a wedding in Cana of Galilee. While there,  Jesus’ mother noted a problem; […]

Is Your Blindfold On?

Proverbs 23:23 “Is Your Blindfold Still On?” A recent experience reminded me of what a blindfold does—to hide what should be seen. Pilate was a man who walked blindfolded. When Jesus sought to remove his blindfold by telling him that he came to testify to the truth so men might see and recognize Him as […]

Let’s Talk…

  2Cor 6 “The Yoke of Jesus” Jesus said; “Take My yoke on you and learn from Me.” [Matt 11:29] In that relationship we will find rest for our souls. Paul is in essence saying the same thing to the Corinthians who were trying to straddle the fence in relationships. So grab a chair, get […]

The True Christmas Message: Sin Kills, The Gospel Saves

Revelation 2&8 To Thyatira, from the Son of God who has eyes like a flame of fire and feet like burnished bronze. Because I am the Son of God I search not just with my eyes but also my heart and I find that which is profitable but not that which is beneficial. I commend […]

Crisis Response

Matthew 14 “The “I AM” – Worship Him” Herein we have the story of the disciples whom Jesus had compelled to get into the boat and row to the other side. Many theologians have dissected this story and each seem to find a principle that we can use to strengthen our faith but it is […]

Are You a Marathoner?

The word “endure” is repeated as a reminder to lose our focus on the heavenly rewards awaiting us. The faithful of chapter 11 are reminders that, although frail and weak as we, they remained focused on the reward, a better land, that is a heavenly one. They line the sidelines as onlookers of a marathon […]