Why are you staring?

Reading through the first chapter of Acts I came across an interesting passage.   Jesus was asked right before he ascended to heaven on when he would free Israel.  Jesus replied that the Father sets those dates and they were not for us to know and then talks about the power of the Holy Spirit whichContinue reading “Why are you staring?”

A Trip Through Proverbs – #6 – In God We Trust

If you’re here in the US, pull out your wallet or open up your change purse and take a look at any money you may have in there. On there will be the words “In God We Trust.” It means many things here in the US. But let’s look at what we find in ProverbsContinue reading “A Trip Through Proverbs – #6 – In God We Trust”

Increase, Don’t Decrease

…Increase in number there; do not decrease. – Jeremiah 29:6 This section of the 6th verse of chapter 29 of the book of Jeremiah, jumped out at me at our church service this weekend. It was part of a larger portion of Jeremiah that we were looking at this week. In fact, the sermon wasContinue reading “Increase, Don’t Decrease”

Attitude of Mercy or Judgement? A brief study of Jonah

I’ve always loved the story of Jonah.  From a young age, it was one of the first stories of the Bible that I remember as a young child.  It’s easy to remember the story and teach it to young children.  Here is my remembrance as a child.  God asks Jonah to do something, but heContinue reading “Attitude of Mercy or Judgement? A brief study of Jonah”

Confessing in Christ

My wife and I sat down last night and watched the movie God’s Not Dead.  The theme of the movie really comes from the scripture in Matthew 10:32,33.  When that was revealed early in the movie, I couldn’t get it out of my head the rest of the evening. If anyone acknowledges me publicly hereContinue reading “Confessing in Christ”

Christ is Supreme

Christ is the one through whom God created everything in heaven and earth.  He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see — kings, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities.  Everything has been created through him and for him. -Colossians 1:16 If there was just one verse in the Bible that just boilsContinue reading “Christ is Supreme”

Bible Study Minute – Psalm 18:2 – God’s Protection

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield, the horn of my salvation, and my stronghold. — Psalm 18:2 I have been reading through the Psalms recently and found this second verse of the 18th Psalm interesting in that DavidContinue reading “Bible Study Minute – Psalm 18:2 – God’s Protection”

If we would only believe

I was reading in Luke 1 this morning and was reading the story of Zechariah.  This is a story that I always forget about because often in the gospels, I tend to gloss over the early parts to get to the meat of the ministry of Jesus.   But the book starts with Zechariah, whoContinue reading “If we would only believe”

A Trip Through Proverbs – #5 – Wisdom is calling to you

As I continue down this road in Proverbs, we are finishing up Chapter 1 with a personification of wisdom of someone shouting in the street.  This is used to help wisdom come alive for us. Wisdom shouts in the streets.  She cries out in the public square.  She calls out to the crowds along theContinue reading “A Trip Through Proverbs – #5 – Wisdom is calling to you”