Month: June 2017

A Saving Ache

Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom!”  And Jesus said to him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Luke 23:42-43 Spiritual blindness and spiritual sight are a supernatural phenomenon.   Whether or not Jesus is … Continue reading A Saving Ache

A Breath Away

Again Jesus said to them, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, so also I am sending you.” When He had said this, He breathed on them and said, “Receive the HolySpirit.  John 20:21-22 When the disciples were despondent after the crucifixion of Jesus, Jesus appeared, told them to be … Continue reading A Breath Away

What Is Worthless?

If you extract the precious from the worthless, You will become My spokesman. Jeremiah 15:19  It’s hard to imagine that scripture would attribute the word ‘worthless’ to men, but it does. When used as an adjective in the Old Testament, it means that certain men … Continue reading What Is Worthless?

Mysteries of Partial Blindness

And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” Mark 8:29  Scripture does not say whether Jesus was sad as He asked His disciples this question, “Who do you say that I am?” He was … Continue reading Mysteries of Partial Blindness

Jealousy Has Many Colors

Now I am speaking to you Gentiles.  Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry in order somehow to make my fellows Jews jealous, and thus save some of them.  Romans 11:13 If I believe that my own flesh … Continue reading Jealousy Has Many Colors

I Don’t Always Know

Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.                                   … Continue reading I Don’t Always Know

Thieves and Robbers

All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.  John 10:8   Jesus was speaking to the Pharisees, the ones accusing him of heresy because he claimed to be God.  The Pharisees saw themselves as true spiritual … Continue reading Thieves and Robbers

The Language Of Intimacy

Therefore, when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind in Athens alone, so we sent Timothy to establish you in your faith.  I Thess 3:1,2 Paul uses some strong heart language here.  What is going on?  He is writing … Continue reading The Language Of Intimacy