Obadiah is one of the shortest books in the entire Bible. However, just because it is short does not mean that it has nothing to say. One of the things I have learned in my study of the minor prophets is that most of the books are short but very impactful. Even if they seem […]Read More The Minor Prophets: Obadiah
“A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho…” Thus begins what is probably the most famous parable in the entire ministry of Jesus. The Parable of the Good Samaritan teaches us so many things, but above everything else it teaches us what love really looks like. It teaches us that how you treat your […]Read More Christian Character: Love
Fear. The very mention of the word causes chills through the body. We have been reintroduced to this menacing presence over the last few months, not only in the United States, but all over the world. This fear has a name, and it is COVID-19. This virus has caused our daily lives to change dramatically. […]Read More The (Not So) Powerful Grip Of Fear
“Whom the Lord loves he disciplines.” Ouch. Those are not the words we really want to hear from the Bible. Yet these words reflect the attitude of a loving Father towards his children. Discipline isn’t a bad word, it is a necessary word. Many people read blogs, and even the scriptures, to feel better about […]Read More The Discipline of the Lord
Pharisees. Just the mention of the word incurs images of self-righteous and sometimes brutal religious leaders. The Pharisees are a picture of what happens when traditional religion gets out of control. As my brother so brilliantly put it in his post Spiritual But Not Religious, not all religion is bad. But pharisaical religion is the […]Read More The Problem With Pharisees
Jesus. Just the mention of his name causes controversy. Athletes and famous people will thank God, but very few will actually mention his name. Many, including Muslims and Buddhists, will say that Jesus was a good man, but nothing more than that. Pull 10 people aside and ask them who Jesus is and you just […]Read More Why Choose Jesus?
They had journeyed up a mountain near the Sea of Galilee and there Jesus decided to sit and teach the people. Thousands had gathered on the slopes to, not only hear this Great Teacher, but to witness His miraculous touch. After three incredible days of miracles, signs and wonders Jesus decided he needed to feed […]Read More Empty Your Basket