May 18, 2020

And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. (Mark 4:39, NAS95)

It surprised me. Almost ten days ago, I simply sat, listening to the Spirit through the Word of God. What sort of conversa...

April 27, 2020

For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day. (John 6:40, NAS95)

In my life “belief” has held different meanings. Initially, I assented to the fact Jesus...

March 16, 2020

 "...for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And considerable numbers were brought to the Lord." (Acts 11:24, NAS95)

Barnabas had a lead role in both the start and expansion of the church. I think the secret of Barnabas’s lived faith has to do...

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 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:...

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...

October 28, 2019

“...and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood—and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory an...

September 30, 2019

 “Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.” (John 15:9, NAS95)

    I can’t imagine the feelings traversing the hearts of Jesus’ disciples as He shared the news of His departure. I also can’t imagine the depth of what Jesus wanted to comm...

August 26, 2019

 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places…” (Ephesians 1:3, ESV)

          I remember this verse jumping out at me when I taught Ephesian...

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