Monthly Archives: October 2017

Remembering the Good Things

Do you remember what happened to so-and-so? Usually, we remember the last thing that happens to a person.  Unfortunately, the final episode in our life may not be the most representative of our entire life. Benjamin Franklin once said, “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, but only one bad one to […]

Looking for Someone Else

“Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?” (Matthew 11: 3 NLT) John the Baptist in prison In your spiritual journey, have you had some unfulfilled expectations? Has God done things you did not expect or did not do things you were expecting?  Join the club.  Even John the […]

The Cost of Discipleship

 “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to you, Baruch:  You have said, ‘I am overwhelmed with trouble! Haven’t I had enough pain already? And now the Lord has added more! I am worn out from sighing and can find no rest.’  (Jeremiah 45:2-3 NLT) Baruch was the young scribe that wrote and read to the […]

The Mystery of Christ

Without question, this is the great mystery of our faith: Christ was revealed in a human body and vindicated by the Spirit. (I Timothy 3:16a NLT) The incarnate Christ will always be a mystery. The Bible is not a science textbook.  It reveals God to us, yet, authentic faith and pure science are never contradictory. The great […]

Obedience and Fear

Now there was a believer[a] in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord spoke to him in a vision, calling, “Ananias!” “Yes, Lord!” he replied. (Acts 9:10 NLT) Ananias and Saul Ananias was an obscure Biblical character.  Though, in spite of his relative anonymity, he became a disciple that instructed the great Apostle Paul.  He experienced a common problem […]