What was it like for the disciples as they took Jesus’ body down from the cross, buried it, and then went home? What was going through their minds that long weekend as they huddled together in fear? While we know “more of the story” than they did — we often live in fear during times […]
It is in our nature to fight and kick against the very things we need from God. We done it through history — we do it still. In this morning’s time in the Word, consider the story of our rebellion and our running….and hear the invitation to finally rest in God’s final provision.
It is in our nature to fight and kick against the very things we need from God. We done it through history — we do it still. In this morning’s time in the Word, consider the story of our rebellion and our running….and hear the invitation to finally rest in God’s ultimate provision.
Guilt is the hardest stains in our lives to get rid of. Modern efforts include denying its very existence and stuffing it down into one construct or neurosis or another. Religious efforts include trying to be so good, or get so busy, that we outdo the guilt. But despite our denials or our efforts, our […]
Peter is the Great Disciple. He alone had such great faith. And his alone was the greatest failure. Here is Peter’s greatest moment, his opportunity to make good on everything he has promised Jesus — and he fails miserably. This morning, put yourself with Peter. Consider the moments and the seasons when we fail. Remember […]
From here forward in John comes the “Great Revelation” of Jesus as the Lion of Judah — sacrificed as a Lamb for our sins. Make no mistake: Jesus is in complete control of all that is happening in this text. A mob of soldiers fall down and cower at His feet….yet Jesus still offers Himself […]
As Christians, we are the possessors of the most incredible promises of all time — The forgiveness of our sins, our adoption as children of God and members of the Bride of Christ. These things and more are all true of those who are in Christ! But….not yet do we have the full fruit of […]
If you know a storm is coming — some hurricane in your life via suffering or hard times — you’d better be prepared. And most of all, if you’re going to go through the storm….you’d better not be alone! In this text, Jesus promises and explains the person and work of the One we desperately […]
Our text today is so needed, and so difficult, in light of the protests, the venom, and the vitriol that are infecting our society right now. How do we walk among them and not be affected by it? Against the hate, Jesus calls for His followers to be marked by love. We are to walk […]
Our frantic running and around and stressed out lives are like a crazy merry-go-round that never ends — and it never leads to the things we want. We run harder and harder, but find our lives emptier and emptier. Is there another way? Is there a way that we can know the presence of God […]