Immanuel (God’s Secret Identity!)

  “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.”  William Shakespeare I have always been intrigued by the dual names given to our Savior. In both Matthew’s and Luke’s telling of the Christmas story, God very clearly tells Mary and Joseph that their child is…

Do You Want to be a Disciple?

He answered them, “I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?”                       John 9:27 NKJV Discipleship is by faith and it is also our own personal choice. In the words of Tim Allen from the film The Santa Clause…

Praying Bigger Prayers!

J.B. Phillips besides translating the New Testament also wrote a short book titled, Your God is too Small”. Though I enjoyed the book I have sadly discovered in looking back over 4 decades of walking with Jesus, that my own smallness of thinking acting and praying has limited what God in my life. The bad…

The Name of Jesus – Part Two

And she will have a son and you are to name Him Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins Matthew 1:32 Where ever Jesus went, whatever He was doing, when he would turn to the sound of His name He would be reminded of the reason He had come. At the beginning of…

The Name of Jesus -Part 1

And she will have a son and you are to name Him Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins Matthew 1:32  “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her,” for you have found favor with God.”  You will conceive and give birth to a son and you will name him Jesus.” Luke 1:30-31 When God…