Who Do You Say I Am?

Who Do You Say I Am?

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do...
My Heart, His Home

My Heart, His Home

Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.” John 14:23 Usually, when people are told about Jesus for the first time, they hear this question asked of them: “Do you want to...
Making God Famous

Making God Famous

David said, “My son Solomon is young and inexperienced, and the house to be built for the Lord should be of great magnificence and fame and splendor in the sight of all the nations. Therefore I will make preparations for it.” So David made extensive preparations...
The Promises of God for 2019

The Promises of God for 2019

It is the end of a year and the start of another year. A new slate is before us– 365 calendar days for us to fill up with fresh stories, new footsteps, and praise-worthy victories. Perhaps there are some of us clapping our hands with glee at the prospect of...
Father, It’s Your Turn!

Father, It’s Your Turn!

CHRISTMAS IS NEAR! Gifts. We love sniffing them for clues, shaking them, tearing the bright wrapping paper. Christmas becomes so much happier when we give and receive gifts. A few days ago, I found myself reading Matthew 7:9-11, which says: “Which of you, if your son...
The Jailer Who Needed to Know More

The Jailer Who Needed to Know More

Basedon Acts 16 The prison warden watched the two prisoners cautiously. Dried blood plastered the forehead of one them, the taller one named Silas. The other man—a short, bald headed man— had fresh purple bruises on his arms and neck. The men’s clothes had been torn...
When Motives Are Weighed

When Motives Are Weighed

As he taught, Jesus said, “Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. They devour widows’...
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...
Mementos

Mementos

I remember watching a performance at the theater and liking it so much that I kept the ticket and glued it inside my notebook. The ticket itself wasn’t worth much, just torn yellow paper. Yet, I kept it because it meant something to me – a remembrance of a play worth...
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...