October 30, 2019

To set the tone for what we are about to read, let’s get the context of how Paul first said it. He and Barnabas are in Asia Minor in a place known as Antioch in Pisidia, attending synagogue on the Sabbath. They are invited to speak any encouraging an...

October 23, 2019

There was a moment when one of the first two humans was fooled into believing that something from the earth (fruit forbidden by God) was “good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise”. She was fooled into bel...

October 10, 2019

I have come to realize that Christianity has developed its own language and its own culture. This might seem to be a good thing because we are called to be different from the world; however, I’m not sure it really is a good thing.

“If you were of the...

June 11, 2019

Roll Up Your Mat

“And Peter said to him, ‘Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed.’ Then he arose immediately.” (Acts 9:34)

Aeneas obeyed the Lord through Peter. Why did Jesus, through Peter, tell him to pick up his bed? The Lord di...

June 8, 2019

“Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied.” (Acts 9:31)

The churches, referring to the ONE body in each tow...

April 7, 2019

“My son, keep my words, and treasure my commands within you.” (Proverb 7:1)

The word “keep” in this term “keep my words” is an interesting one.

It is the Hebrew word “shâmar” (pronounced “shaw-mar) and it means “to hedge about (as with thorns), that i...

December 16, 2018

Reading the news or any FaceBook feeds would reveal that someone….somewhere is offended by something on any given day. EVERYONE is offended from time to time because we are living in an ungracious time in which people seem to take delight in acting l...

November 7, 2018

Have you ever noticed that the word “votes” rhymes with “gloats”?

The day after every election I often see a lot of gloating among my brothers and sisters.

I see another thing happening (that does NOT rhyme with “votes”): bemoaning.

Both tend to sadden...

November 7, 2018

"…at the window of my house I looked through my lattice, and saw among the simple, I perceived among the youths, a young man devoid of understanding." (Proverb 7:6-7)

The Hebrew word translated as “simple” in this passage literally means “foolish”. Th...

October 23, 2018

(Author’s note: this article is an excerpt from my book “The Gospel of John – As Seen Through The Eyes of a Relative Nobody – Volume 2”)

In John 14:6 Jesus refers to Himself as “the truth”. Later, as He prepares the disciples for His departure, He ref...

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