salvation

Genesis

Genesis 4:7 | God’s Mercy to a Murderer

God after the fall continued his fellowship with Adam, Eve, and their Children. I imagine that the relationship was similar to that of the days in the garden where God would be present in some form. God’s intent was to build a […]

Christmas Mark

Mark 1:9 | Heavenly Christmas

Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Each of the four gospels give us different details about Jesus. The Gospel of Luke writes of shepherds, he writes of magical stars, he writes of a babe in the manger, and […]

Romans

Romans 4:16 | Faithful Loving Children

There are many promises recorded in the Bible that were made by God. Maybe the most important of all those promises is the promise made to Abraham about a future nation. Abraham is the father of the Jewish peoples and they recognize […]

Luke 4:28 | White Hot Wrath

Facts are bright, hot, and painful. Facts can also shape us into who God wants us to be if we will listen. When I was younger, I thought everyone would respond to facts, logic, and reason and I foolishly engaged with anyone […]

Exodus 14:14 | Me in My Way

I like to be in control. I avoid organizations that require me to submit to some kind of leadership structure. I would struggle to be part of the Methodist church for example because there are so many decisions that happen outside of […]

Exodus 12:11 | Door to Mercy

One of the most fearful, memorable, and horrifying judgments on this present earth by God is found in the final plague against Egypt when Moses at the direction of God demanded that Egypt let the Hebrew people leave to worship God. The […]

1 Thessalonians 1:5 | Full Assurance

Jesus saves. It is not just a slogan. It is a truth. I want to look at Jesus saving and what is involved. Paul in his letter to the Thessalonian church tells them he knows they are saved by Jesus. because our […]

Acts

Acts 4:12 | Focused Courage

If asked to describe yourself in one word what word would be used? If others described you what word would be used? At a funeral today for a relative that I did not know as closely as I would have liked there […]

Acts

Acts 3:6 | Divine Appointment

Have you ever crossed paths with a person in a random setting or situation and that interaction changed your life forever? An introduction to a future spouse? Introductions to someone that later provided entry to a job opportunity? Introductions to someone that […]

2 Timothy

2 Timothy 2:10 | The Task Ahead

Ever have one of those weeks where the schedule is so full that the calendar is hour by hour events that must be attended, work to be completed, or deadline that overshadows life? Sometimes I wonder how I get myself into these […]