“He has a demon,” one said, and several others nodded, apprehensive. They could not account for his strange charisma and his powerful healings in any other way. He had a demon. It was the only explanation. Continue reading Gospel of John: I Know My Own
it is actually safer to follow close to the Shepherd, even though it means the open field, new experiences, new events, new demands, rather than remain in the seeming safety of the fold.
You and I can trust he not only knows us, but he knows what it is like to go through what you and I are going through. He will not leave us in this place, he will guide us through it. Continue reading Gospel of John: The True Shepherd
Give liberally and be ungrudging when you do so, for on this account the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake. Continue reading Abigail
Anger was eating Jonah up just like the worm had eaten up the vine. You and I might start out being angry at the big things, but unresolved anger just sits there waiting to be triggered until it comes screaming out over every little thing. Continue reading Minor Prophets: The Last Word On Jonah
This is a classic case of denial, insisting something is not so, because to accept that it is so would mean admitting personal responsibility, admitting that maybe something is wrong, maybe I need to change. Continue reading Gospel of John: The Ban
As the wind whipped his worn cloak and sang through the courtyard, he spoke for Jesus.
“If this one was not from God, he would not be able to do anything!” Continue reading Gospel of John: Blind Beggar, Brazen Believer
Does the Bible accurately represent what God has said and done, and how God thinks and feels, who God is?
It is a foundational question, since everything we know about God apart from God as powerful creator, comes from the Bible. Continue reading Is the Bible Trustworthy?
Through the dark of night, unseen and unheard, as Jonah slept peacefully, the balance shifted, and the plant began to die. By morning, there was nothing left but the shriveled remains of what once was. Continue reading Minor Prophets: Jonah 4, A Scholarly Approach
God requires some response of faith through a definite action of obedience before going to the next step. So often, being able to see, spiritually, is a process of insight, obedience, and understanding. Continue reading Gospel of John: What Do You See?
“ADONAI-RAPHA, Praise be the God Who heals, ADONAI, ADONAI, Almighty God, God of Majesty! I can SEE!”
And what did the blind man see? Continue reading Gospel of John: Pool of Siloam