In the book of Revelation, chapter 2, speaking to the church in Pergamum, Jesus says I will give him a new name. But then in Revelation 13, which talks all about the beast, we are told it (the beast) calls us all to be marked with a number… Here’s the message I am getting at, to be […]Read More Mark of the Beast
Still turning water into wine here… Mary, despite not actually asking her son to fix the problem of the wine running out, clearly shows a trust in him to be able to do something. So when Jesus says to her “What’s that for us?”, “His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” So […]Read More The Wine will Flow
Back in John’s telling of the first recorded miracle of Jesus, turning water into wine… So yes, On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee. The third day as in Tuesday, as in Sunday, Monday, Tuesday…also as in the doubly blessed third day from Genesis, a doubly blessed day that must be the day […]Read More What’s That For Us?
Last time I wrote, I finished by saying that Jesus had to react so strongly to Peter’s rebuke (accusation?) at Jesus’s telling to the disciples that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again because this rebuke/accusation […]Read More You Will Even Accuse Yourself
Why does Jesus do this thing that he does, bringing back the dead?? Why did he go to the house of Jairus and bring his daughter back from the dead? Because that’s the work of the Father. What does the Father do? He gives life to the dead! Because the great problem facing humanity […]Read More Practice Resurrection
Spent the past weekend being reminded of the truth that God laid out for us so long ago, all the way back to the beginning, as in in the beginning…a truth which we’ve all heard and we all know inherently within our being, even if we are not actually conscious of it in our minds. In […]Read More Reckless
“Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”” We come this morning […]Read More Into the Waters
The first week of advent on the church calendar, so Happy New Year to all my brothers and sisters in Christ! Not exactly an advent message today, but maybe a little talk of mountain climbing… “The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. It shall come to pass in […]Read More Mountain Climbing
Keeping it simple today (I hope). A question I have asked previously is “Does God resent human pleasure?” Was the pastor/father from the movie Footloose (at least the 80s version) right? Does all partying and dancing make God the Father angry, and risk hellfire and brimstone crashing upon us? I know where that picture of God […]Read More What Does This Have to do With Me?
I’ve had this written since Tuesday, along with 2 more posts, but have not been able to take the time to illustrate and post, so here it is. My hope and prayer is that all have a safe Labor Day weekend, and those who’ve been in and remain in harms way would find safety and […]Read More Heaven and Earth will pass away…