September 2019

The Eye Opener

Jesus teaches us that the path to heaven is lovingly ministering to those who are in need regardless of the differences which might exist.   Luke 10:25-37

The Best Boss

Jesus teaches us that God is just in never giving us less than we deserve, but gracious in blessing us with what we don’t serve. Yet, we may find ourselves envious of those whom we perceive God treating with generosity.   Matthew 20:1-16

The Seed Sower

Jesus teaches us that we are responsible for sharing what God has done in our lives. He is responsible for the outcome.   Matthew 13:1-9

August 2019

Spiritually Sovereign

Through the power of the Holy Spirit Jesus defeats the demonic forces that war against the soul.   Mark 5:1-20

July 2019

Captain of My Ship

Jesus is Lord over the storms showing that the physical world is subject to his command. Storms will come. Jesus doesn’t invite us to smooth seas, but to the obedience that trusts in his presence.

A Man of Marvels

Miracles reveal who Jesus is, authenticate his ministry, and bring glory to God. The transitional verses of Matthew 15:29-31 might seem to be incidental. However, these three verses have a tremendous level of importance that speak to God’s love and grace for those outside of his family.

June 2019

The Root of the Fruit

God lovingly cares for us as we are connected to Him through Jesus, the one who makes our lives productive. The evidence of our connection to Him is found in our willing obedience in loving as He does.

May 2019

Light In A Dark Place

In the middle of the Feast of Tabernacles (also called the Festival of Lights), Jesus declares He is the light of the world. Since light is know to reveal, Jesus is saying that He reveals who God is in a dark sinful world. Yet, the reaction to His light is less than warm.   “I […]

Bread For The Journey

Jesus is what truly satisfies the hunger which fills our lives. When we choose to address our hunger with that which is temporal, we miss out on that which satisfies.

A Messy Messiah

Matthew’s record of Jesus’ genealogy messes with the tight categories and limited exclusions that we often place on those who can be part of and used in God’s family. The way Matthew’s Messiah messes with us is in the inclusion of a set of mothers in an otherwise patriarchal genealogy. As we consider why these […]

April 2019

Love That Makes All Things New

The Resurrection is good news in that it signals that God makes all things new, a new creation that restores things to the way God designed … including our very lives. 

Love That Conquers Death

Death is the great tragedy of the human experience, so when Jesus went to the cross on a Friday, it was anything but “good.” The darkness and the tragedy of Good Friday capture how we often feel in life: overwhelmed by brokenness in the world, filled with discouragement or despair, aware of the darkness and […]