October 29, 2018

"It's impossible to please God apart from faith. And why? Because anyone who wants to approach God must believe both that He exists and that He cares enough to respond to those who seek Him." (Hebrews 11:6, The Message)

   

This verse goes back to my early days in J...

October 22, 2018

 "Jesus called them together and said, 'You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be fi...

October 15, 2018

"But many who are first will be last, and the last first." (Mark 10:31 ESV)

    I get a lot of compliments. Enough that I know people's eyes are on me and that they look to me as a leader and an example.

    At the same time, I catch a lot of flak. I make unpopular...

October 8, 2018

 "Then when Jesus noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable." (Luke 14:7, NET)

    Jesus had been invited to the house of a high-ranking Pharisee, and as the guests arrived, He observes that they were taking the best seats at the table....

October 1, 2018

"I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he." (Luke 7:28, NIV)

     John the Baptist sat in prison. The cousin of Jesus, the one whose mission it was to prepare the nation of...

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