Month: April 2017

Meek But Not A Coward

Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 To be meek is to be gentle, forgiving, and not easily angered. But perhaps you’ve heard the expression, ‘meekness is weakness’. That’s because what can look like meekness is often downright timidity. Meekness … Continue reading Meek But Not A Coward

My Eyes Were Opened

And I did not recognize Him, but in order that He might be manifested to Israel, I came baptizing in water.  John 1:31 Even though the mothers of Jesus and John the Baptist were cousins, there is no record anywhere that John and Jesus knew … Continue reading My Eyes Were Opened

The Horrific End To Sacrifices

When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:30 My sister Nancy, an attorney from upstate New York, finds the best stuff to read. Yesterday, she turned up a pamphlet … Continue reading The Horrific End To Sacrifices

When Satan Pours On The Heat

And when the devil had finished every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time. Luke 4:13 I find that temptation rarely comes on a good day. I would have more resources to resist. Temptation comes when I’m worn down. When I’ve lost a … Continue reading When Satan Pours On The Heat

“What Have You Ever Done For Me?”

Here is a saying that you can trust. It should be accepted completely. Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. And I am the worst sinner of all. I Tim. 2:15 Parenting is hard work and though sometimes it’s so very rewarding, it … Continue reading “What Have You Ever Done For Me?”

Approval Junkie

The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water? 16 Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen … Continue reading Approval Junkie

The Power Of God On Full Display

And Œwas declared to be the Son of God in power, according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Romans 1:3-4 Jesus had always been God and He had always been powerful.  But when He came as a … Continue reading The Power Of God On Full Display

The Story of the Robes

They clothed in a purple robe.  John 19:2 The soldiers put a mock robe over the shoulders of Jesus.  It was even the right color, but how different it will be from the one Jesus will wear someday.  "On His robe...He will have the name … Continue reading The Story of the Robes

Gross Hypocrisy

The Jews led Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor.  The Jews did not enter the palace; they wanted to be able to eat the Passover.  John 18:28 The chief priests and Pharisees wanted Jesus out of the picture.  He threatened everything … Continue reading Gross Hypocrisy

‘You Poor Thing!’ It’s Not What Jesus Meant.

Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 Self-loathing plagues the church. Because I know that there was once a chasm between God and me, that shouldn’t erode my present view of myself. I shouldn’t wonder how God … Continue reading ‘You Poor Thing!’ It’s Not What Jesus Meant.