He is not here!

As I look upon the Easter Weekend and this verse in Matthew 28, I am struck by “He is not here!” Well then, where is he? He is seated at the right hand of God the Father (Luke 22:69). To be accurate, that is not actually what the text says in Matthew, but that is…

The fear of the Lord

Proverbs 1:1-7, 33 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: 2 for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; 3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair; 4 for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young— 5 let the wise listen and add…

The Armor of God (Marcus Amplified Verson)

This is a personal amplification of Ephesians 6:10-20.  The bold text verses from the New International Version (NIV).  The following plain text is my understanding of Paul’s words. 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. After all of that.. this is what results.. this is your reality.. have faith in…

A response to the doxology

“Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise him, all creatures here below; Praise him above, ye heavenly host Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.” What does this song, penned in 1674 by Thomas Ken tell me? It tells me to offer praise. What is praise? I call it an expression identifying the recipients worth,…