Devotional

Psalm

Psalm 23:1 | I Shall not Want

I love Psalm 23. It is one of my favorites because God has shown me how to live life through this psalm. It is a Psalm about allowing Jesus to be the leader. The opening verse acknowledges His leadership and then states […]

1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 8:4 | Burden of Freedom

There is a freedom that comes from surrender to Christ. It is a counter intuitive situation where one must be surrendered to the Lord of all Creation in order to be free. Only when I give up the life I wanted to […]

Romans

Romans 2:15 | Rules or no Rules?

I am not a fan of rules and bureaucracy. Many times the rules of some organizations seem stupid or even worse those rules can just infuriate when one accidently gets caught up in them. Many religious rules can seem this way. The […]

John

John 17:20 | Unity with the Church

Jesus prayed for the believers who would follow after him even 2,000 years later. It is an awesome idea to recognize that Jesus was thinking of me when he was in his earthly ministry. In the prayer recorded in John 17 for […]

John

John 16:1 | Trouble from God?

In the days before Jesus is arrested and killed he spent time preparing the disciples for what was about to happen. They did not understand and had even become depressed at how things were working out for their Messiah ( God’s Failure […]

John

John 15:1 | I Can’t Wait for Spring

Jesus used the branch and vine analogy to explain how our relationship with him should work. Jesus is the vine and we are the branches. “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does […]

John

John 16:13 | The Perfect Helper

Jesus knew exactly what he was doing when he was executing his earthly ministry. He was spending time with his Father and because of that he knew the mission. His disciples seemed clueless and were surprised by every big move Jesus made. […]

Culture and Politics

Focus People… FOCUS!

[Reflection of the 2014 Super Bowl on Culture] This weekend is the Super Bowl between the Broncos and the Seahawks. When I see Payton Manning leading the Broncos I can’t help but think about Elway’s plan to bring Peyton to Denver and […]