What can this verse mean when we find ourselves in the midst of pain and loss, fear and suffering, disappointment and struggle? Continue reading Thanksgiving
This was not just about God’s eternal wrath over evil, this was about God’s temporal judgment over wrongs done to the earth and to each other. Continue reading Minor Prophets: Amos and Social Justice
People came by the thousands, out into the desert, to hear the prophet John preach and to get baptized by him, because of the great spiritual hunger during that time. Continue reading Gospel of John: John the Baptist
the Lord designed human beings with the capacity for God and a hunger for God. God created people in God’s own image, the image of Jesus, and made us to correspond to the Lord. Being made in God’s image means that people are made as personal, moral, and spiritual beings. Continue reading Gospel of John: The Incarnate Word
Some would be repelled by the light, and others would be drawn to it.
Yet, tragically, most people did not even recognize the light in spite of the Baptist’s testimony. Continue reading Gospel of John: The Witnessed Word
John was saying this man, this construction worker from Nazareth, was Almighty God himself. Continue reading Gospel of John: The Eternal Word
When Jesus was born, it was only about thirty years after the Romans had taken over Israel once again. So, there were plenty of people left who remembered what it had been like to have their own king, their own government, and freedom to live as their own people. Continue reading Triumphal Entry
Amos condemned all those who made themselves powerful or rich at the expense of others, by cheating, by perverting justice, and by taking advantage of those with no money and no power.
It’s a timely message, isn’t it. Continue reading Minor Prophets: Amos Blisters Israel
Life versus Death
Light versus Darkness
Love versus Hate
Belief versus Unbelief.
Continue reading Gospel of John: Two Responses
The scribes understood that Jesus was claiming the same essence as God. In fact the Pharisees told Him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.” Continue reading Gospel of John: Jesus is God