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Sep 2019
Considering the New Birth

Nothing could be more important to us than understanding Jesus’ words to Nicodemus! “Truly, truly, I say to you,” Jesus said, “unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” “Truly, truly, I say to you,” Jesus said, “unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” “Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again,’” He said to the bewildered Pharisee (John 3:3, 5, 7). Those who have experienced this ‘New Birth’ have become a ‘New Creation’:......

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Wine & The Kingdom
August 18, 2019

Wine & The Kingdom

It’s the first or the ‘beginning’ of the signs Jesus performed in the Gospel of John. There are seven of them. Frederick Bruner translates the passage this way: “Now on the third day there was...


The Gate of Heaven
August 11, 2019

The Gate of Heaven

They are among the most fascinating and enigmatic of the Bible’s prophecies: A ladder reaching to Heaven and touching the earth with a multitude of ascending and descending angels; Heaven opened so that God might...


Lining Up the Dots
July 21, 2019

Lining Up the Dots

Have you ever wondered why there are colored dots printed on some product packaging or why four colored dots appear in the margins of newspaper print? Those colors are called CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and...


Response-Ability
July 14, 2019

Response-Ability

For nearly three years, I’ve been leading a Tuesday morning Bible study attended by residents and staff of our men’s homeless shelter. We have been using a resource titled, Disciples Path: The Journey. Our latest...


Be An Andrew!
July 07, 2019

Be An Andrew!

Andrew is a bit of mysterious figure, unfortunately often lost in the shadow of his larger-than-life brother. We know something about him from the New Testament (all of which is true) and something about him...





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