Return of THE KING

IS IT EASIER FOR YOU TO BELIEVE? 1.  That God HAS... 2.  That God IS... 3.  That God WILL... THE MISSING PIECES OF THE CHRISTIAN STORY - The Ascension Creation, Fall, Struggle.. The Birth of a Savior... Life and Teachings and Miracles of Jesus... Crucifixion, Death and Burial of the Son of God Resurrection of … Continue reading Return of THE KING

Advertisements

One another

Jesus replied to a simple question, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”  “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law … Continue reading One another

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 … Continue reading He is not here!

How will you Love your God?

When Jesus was asked to define the single most important part of human action, "He answered, 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'” Gary Thomas, in his phenomenal book Sacred Pathways, helps … Continue reading How will you Love your God?

But who told him about Jesus?

There is a quote, a "Christian quote", that is often attributed to Francis of Assisi, "Preach the Gospel, and if necessary, use words."  It has many variants and a curious history which can be viewed on Wikipedia: One of the great dangers in the church is to believe that this simple statement is full of … Continue reading But who told him about Jesus?

What is the one true thing?

So, I’ve started re-reading a book by Howard Baker called the one true thing; it is a hidden gem from NavPress. Here is a thought as I review my notes from the introduction “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6) From the book: (as Baker presents the structure of the … Continue reading What is the one true thing?

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 … Continue reading The fear of the Lord

wait a second mile service

Some time ago I was pondering the meaning of “2nd mile service”. It is a bit of a mantra in customer service circles.  Companies are promising 2nd mile service. Employees are going to go the extra mile. It is used to express a desire to serve people, to exceed expectations, to express excellence in hospitality. … Continue reading wait a second mile service

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 … Continue reading The Armor of God (Marcus Amplified Verson)

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, similar … Continue reading A response to the doxology