The Cure for Humanity •  Luke 2:10

The Cure for Humanity • Luke 2:10

“…I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people.” Problem solving is a beautiful thing, and the greater the problem is, the more satisfying and incredible it is when we find the solution. Jesus Christ has come to be our solution; He has come to free us from our […]

Christmas Emails – Romans 5:8

Christmas Emails – Romans 5:8

The holidays are usually associated with gift giving, and maybe opening gifts on the 25th is what first comes to your mind when December hits. Sadly, Black Friday, and many other holiday sales, are all about getting things for ourselves. I get email after email of marketing with the tagline saying something like “The perfect […]

Burning Tongues • Acts 2:3

Burning Tongues • Acts 2:3

“Then appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire…” This reminded me of the burning bush that Moses encountered in Exodus 3:2. Moses saw the burning bush and heard God’s voice and God’s name in this chapter. Eventually, God would manifest His presence in the form of a cloud or a pillar of fire to […]

The Man from Gadera • Mark 5

The Man from Gadera • Mark 5

I love this story. This guy was special to Jesus. He started out out as a man filled with over two thousand demons and ended up as the very first Christian preacher. What amazes me is that this man begged Jesus to follow Him, and it says “Jesus did not permit him.” You would think […]

Obedience is Required • John 14:21

Obedience is Required • John 14:21

There’s intense prayer going on for a “revival,” but there’s no revival on the horizon. Prayers for revival may seem to be much wasted energy. Why is that? Prayer fanatics believe that if we pray hard and long enough, then God will be inclined and be moved to respond. Instead, God responds with: “But why […]

Missing Something • Judges 7:4

Missing Something • Judges 7:4

Little by little, God reduced Gideon’s army of 32,000 down to 300. Why would God take a capable person like Gideon and make their circumstances seem impossible? The true victory happened even before the battle began, in verse 15, “…[Gideon] worshipped. He returned to the camp of Israel, and said, ‘Arise for the LORD has […]

Never Alone • Romans 8:39

Never Alone • Romans 8:39

As followers of Jesus, we are not immune to nor exempt from trials and troubles. During difficult circumstances, one may experience dejection, exhaustion, restlessness, hopelessness, and loneliness. In these times, we must call on Jesus, and He will answer. God will be with us in our troubles (Psalm 91:15). We have certainty that nothing can […]

The Purpose of His Love • 1 John 4:9

The Purpose of His Love • 1 John 4:9

“By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.” 1 John 4:9 When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we receive so many special blessings and opportunities. We are free from sin and become […]

The Book of Love • Hosea 14:4

The Book of Love • Hosea 14:4

When you think of love, which book of the Bible comes to mind? The book of Hosea should be near the top of your list. It’s a radical look on the depths of God’s love for His people. First we read of a faithful husband (the prophet Hosea) who marries a prostitute and continues to […]