This is a good saying for you and me: conviction, not condemnation, confession, not contempt. Continue reading Gospel of John: Quality of Love
through Lydia we learn that mature faith accepts God’s crossing up of conventions–I first heard that taught in a BSF class, years ago, and I was struck with the simple wisdom in that statement. Continue reading Lydia
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
The Acts of the Apostles is the only book in the Bible that remains unfinished, it’s a cliff hanger—and somehow that seems really appropriate as you and I continue to add chapters to what God is doing in the world today through us. Continue reading Acts Wednesday: Chapter 28, A Cliffhanger . . .
God has a habit of meeting us within the storm, rather than sweeping the storm aside… Continue reading Acts Wednesday: Chapter 27, Shipwreck!
Philosophers have managed to prove God exists through logic – Aristotle, Plato, Descartes, Immanuel Kant, Pascal, and many others. Some of their proofs are famous. But in the case of faith, God is not an argument, or a concept. The Lord is a living being Who desires relationship with you and me. The question is, do you and I desire relationship with God? Continue reading Acts Wednesday: Chapter 25, Agrippa and Berenice
Paul worked from the teachings of Jesus. Everything Paul wrote must be sifted through the Gospels, or it won’t read right. Jesus was very clear—a point we have tragically ignored for most of Christendom’s existence—that we are not to rule over anyone within the kingdom. Continue reading Colossians 3: Household Codes
Felix was well-known for the corruption and cruelty in his administration. His penchant for bribes led to an increase in crime during his rule, yet his response to ensuing feuds and uprisings was swift and tyrannical. Continue reading Acts Wednesday: Chapter 24, Felix and Drusilla
When we pray “God, please get me through this suffering” He will actually walk with us through the pain and get us to the other side. Continue reading Acts Wednesday: Chapter 24, Governor Felix
Of the volumes of written material still around from that time period, no one, not even Josephus, tried to refute the eye-witness accounts of Jesus’ resurrection. The best they could come up with was to call it magic. Continue reading Christ Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed