Longing for the Kingdom

Longing for the Kingdom

And he said to them, “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power.” Mark 9:1 This verse makes me wonder at the level of longing we have for the Kingdom of God. Do we want to...
Two or Three Witnesses

Two or Three Witnesses

In the Book of Mark, one can find an opening where everything focuses on Jesus Christ: “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” (Mark 1:1) These words set the stage for everything written in the book. The Book of Mark may be the shortest among...
In His Hands

In His Hands

When Jesus died, He broke the curse of sin and death’s eternal hold. Despite this, there are some Christians who are irrationally afraid of death. Death is inevitable– sickness comes, we die; old age comes, we die; an accident comes, we die.  Death happens, but...
Wanting the Fullness

Wanting the Fullness

Have you noticed how caring for people expands our capacity to dream? When we start to love others, we cannot help but dream beyond ourselves. Suddenly it’s not all about “me” or what’s in it for me, but about “us” and the benefit of more people. Ephesians 4:11-13...
A Promise of Protection

A Promise of Protection

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”   Psalm 91:1 When Typhoon Haiyan hit, Tacloban City (Philippines) was ravaged by destruction....