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Sep 2019
Earthy Vessels, Broken for the Lord

In John 2:23-25, the beloved Apostle makes an astonishing statement: “Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.” Of course we know that’s true! The Courage to Pray Honestly I love Psalm 139. I love the vulnerability of the Psalmist who lays himself......

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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...


April 2020
Posted at: 11 Apr 2020

Today is Holy Saturday. Our Lord’s body is in the tomb, but His soul is in the realm of the dead making a victorious proclamation. At last the saved dead – waiting since Adam –...

April 2020
Posted at: 10 Apr 2020
Good Friday

Today is Good Friday – an exhausting day. While we remember it as the day that our Lord was crucified, it’s important to remember that the Jews reckoned the beginning of a new day at...

Posted at: 09 Apr 2020
Maundy Thursday

Today, Maundy Thursday marks the beginning of the Triduum or the “three days.” Earlier this same day the Lord Jesus had instructed His disciples to prepare for what would be a distressing and holy meal,...

Posted at: 08 Apr 2020
Holy Wednesday

Today is Holy Wednesday (reckoned from Tuesday evening to Wednesday evening). There is no mention in Scripture of what Jesus did on the Wednesday of His final week. This day has often been called “Spy...

Posted at: 07 Apr 2020
Holy Tuesday

Today is Holy Tuesday (actually reckoned from Monday evening to Tuesday evening). Holy Tuesday was a day of conflict and a day of teaching for our Lord. It was VERY busy! According to Matthew, Mark...

Posted at: 06 Apr 2020
Holy Monday

Today is Holy Monday. The events of this Week are at the very heart of our faith. Of course, there are the three astonishing spheres of opposition that our Lord would face: (1) satanic opposition at...

April 2020