Go read John 1:1-28 Did you pick up on whats happening in the story? The pharisees (Jewish religious leaders) had sent “preists and levites” to find John the Baptist and discover whether he was the Messiah, a prophet, or something else. Apparently they’d heard about who he was and what he was doing, and they… Read More Searching
“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” (Isaiah 40:8 ESV) You and I have a life cycle. We are born, we live, and we die. Each life is like a quick blink on the landscape of eternity. But that blink is significant. It’s not pointless. It reverberates… Read More Grass
“Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.” (Isaiah 40:2 ESV) The battle, over. Your failures, forgotten. Our suffering, complete. This is God’s prophetic cry to the city of Jerusalem. This is… Read More I’m right here.
Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. (Isaiah 40:1 ESV) God wants you to be comforted. This is not to say that God wants you to be comfortable. And, This is not to say that God wants you to be happy. It is to say that God wants you to be comforted. When you are… Read More Comfort
“Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.” – Hebrews 12:3 Weariness is defined by my iPhone as, “extreme tiredness or fatigue,” and “the reluctance to see or experience any more of something”. When you grow weary of something, you don’t just get tired. You… Read More Growing weary
Are you a risk-taker? If not, would you like to be, if only you knew how, could muster up the courage or inject enough adrenaline? Here are some thoughts on what it takes to be a risk-taker, gleamed from Matthew 14:22-33. 1. Risk Takers look for Jesus in the storm How often do we miss… Read More On Risk-Taking
There’s lots of different things you could relate the local church to, but for today, I’m going relate it to a boat. Actually, I’d like to suggest that every local church can express themselves as one of three different kinds of boats – a cruise ship church, a fishing boat church or a lifeboat church.… Read More The tale of three ships (churches)