February 3, 2020

 “And Jesus turned and saw them following, and said to them, ‘What do you seek?’ They said to Him, ‘Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?’ He *said to them, ‘Come, and you will see.’” (John 1:38–39, NAS95)

    Standing with some of his disciples...

January 27, 2020

“Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise.” (Galatians 4:28, NIV)

    What exactly makes us, like Isaac, children of promise? It was through Isaac that Christ was going to be revealed after many generations. Likewise, every ancestor of Christ t...

January 20, 2020

 “Behold, I received a command to bless: He has blessed, and I can not revoke it.” (Numbers 23:20, ESV)

    Have you ever made a promise that you soon discover will be hard to keep? Maybe it's because circumstances change, perhaps you find that you are unable to keep it...

January 15, 2020

 “God appeared to Abram and said, ‘I will give this land to your children.’ Abram built an altar at the place God had appeared to him.” (Genesis 12:7, The Message)

    Yesterday, if you had asked me if I thought that God was a promise keeper, I would have quic...

January 6, 2020

 “And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you…” (Luke 24:49, NAS95)

     Christ’s first advent came with the announcement of the name, “Immanuel,” which means “God with us.” Jesus honors that with this promise after His resurrection and shares the F...

December 23, 2019

 There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. (John 1:9 NAS95)

     Christmas celebrates the advent of the normal human life as God intended. Advent memorializes the entrance into this fallen world of what a normal human life looks like:...

December 16, 2019

“We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him.”
(1 Thessalonians 4:14, NIV)

     Advent is hands down my favorite time of year. The past few years however, it’s been bittersweet. It’s a ti...

December 9, 2019

“The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them.” (Isaiah 11:6, ESV)
    In the midst of making an exhaustive ‘to do’ list for a w...

December 2, 2019

“For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage t...

November 25, 2019

“In the beginning God…” (Genesis 1:1, NAS95)

    Over the years these four words have blossomed in my heart and life. God has had me in a conversation that continues to this day. What motivated God to create? What kind of God would create? For what purpose would the God...

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