No More Wimpy Jesus!

In light of the History channel’s presentation of Jesus last night I came away with conflicted feelings. On the positive end, I loved the depictions of Joseph and John the Baptist as common and even rough men. With some minor discrepancies such as Joseph throwing stuff around the house when he hears about Mary being…

Pathways

The scriptures say both that He was rejected and that He is rejected. To be a disciple does not ensure that we get accepted by others only that we will with Christ find the pathway that leads to Heaven.

What Really Matters?

As one part of remembering the Easter story some congregations hold a foot washing service. If you have never participated in a foot washing it is impossible to explain fully the emotional roller coaster experience of that moment. When I went on a short term missions trip to India several years ago we were surprised…

The Great Investment

And said, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?” And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver. Matthew 26:15 NKJV The Dow Jones measures the value of  the biggest companies in our economy and some of us invest there. But there are others called commodity traders who…

Our Great Hope

That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, He Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses Matthew 8:17 KJV Did you know that God is so intimately concerned with our physical needs that He has even counted the number of hairs on our head? We have a great hope…