Witness

Last week we opened up Acts 1:6-9 (http://f163865.wpengine.com/listen/) and heard Jesus say these words to his disciples: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”  So often I heard that word witness and thought of […]

God Did It

Know, therefore, that the Lord your God is not giving you this good land to possess because of your righteousness, for you are a stubborn people. Remember and do not forget how you provoked the Lord your God to wrath in the wilderness. From the day you came out of the land of Egypt until you came to this place, you have […]

My Hope

In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:4-5   Finish this sentence for me, “My hope is in…”  If you grew up in a Christian home, you were likely taught that your hope rests in God, period.  Now the […]

Distracted

You have seen it before, the driver reading the paper as they fly down the highway, the person texting they almost cause an accident in the parking lot, the person so focused on talking to their cell phone as they blow through a red light.  The USA Today recently published research from Transportation officials that […]

Holy Tension

This week is Holy Week on the Christian calendar, the 7 days filled with Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, and the betrayal in the garden, the cross, and the resurrection.  It is seven action-packed days of some of the most formative events for Christians throughout the ages.  The cross and […]

Look in the Mirror

Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. James 1:23-24 12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul […]

Weakness

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV)   This well know verse needs to be placed in context to feel […]