The story of Cain and Abel. The continuation of the story of the fall of man, from the paradise of Eden, all the way until our day. We see here the first offerings to the Lord. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground. In the course of time […]Read More What is Truth?
This is the scripture that changed my life. Really, it changed how I thought about Jesus, how I viewed him. Jesus was for those “church people” – those people who thought (as did I) they were better than guys like me. I was not worthy of Jesus. I did not deserve his salvation. I did […]Read More Those People
You know something?? Most of us, myself included, have no problem claiming Jesus Christ as Lord and savior, happily claiming for ourselves the forgiveness of our sin that only He can bring. Yes, if we are Christian, we all pretty much believe and proclaim that Jesus was indeed the son of God, sent to […]Read More The Power of True Belief…
Imagine the scene. Jesus is dead. GOD IS DEAD. His life cut short, taken out of jealousy and political expediency. He was buried Friday before sundown, and his disciples could do nothing for Him on Saturday. Saturday, after all, is the Holy Sabbath. While we know that Jesus was Lord of the sabbath, at […]Read More Risen Indeed!
We know all about Good Friday, and Jesus being nailed to a Roman Cross. We know all about Sunday morning – when Christ is Risen!! What about Saturday?? What were Jesus’ disciples feeling on Saturday? His mother? Actually, we all know this “Saturday” feeling. The feeling of mourning, grief, and lost hope. […]Read More What about Saturday?
The serving up of Jesus to be crucified. We have the odd exchanges here between the crowd and Pilate, Pilate obviously having his conscience bothered by the whole affair. But, having come this far, there was no turning back. Pilate went out again and said to them, “See, I am bringing him […]Read More Behold the Man!!
Of all the parables Jesus told, this one seems to have particular application to us in 2016 America. We all have received Jesus’ offer of free salvation and forgiveness of sins. We’ve all been invited to his great banquet. We’ve all received this invitation with great excitement. After all – Blessed is everyone who […]Read More The Story of Us
Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to begin his passion week, traditionally remembered by us as Palm Sunday. Jesus is traveling with a large crowd of people from Galilee, who believe He is the awaited Messiah. Like so much of Jesus’ life he is fulfilling prophecy all along the way. Go into the village in front of […]Read More A Grand Entry
Forgiveness. Such a simple word. Grace and mercy, they flow off the tongue so freely. But do they flow from the heart so freely? It seems not. Unfortunately, this is where so many Christians get caught up. We exalt in the grace and mercy so freely given to us by Jesus Christ. […]Read More Hey there, Mr. Christian!
I love this passage!! The great prophet Isaiah, prophesying about the coming Messiah. The message he brings here is to the Gentiles, not just to his usual audience, namely the Jewish nation – Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar. He made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the […]Read More Light to the Nations