As you wait for Jesus to renew all things, remember God always delivers on his word. There isn’t a single promise that will fall through the cracks. … More You Can Trust God To Renew
If we are unable to live with the thought of God’s judgment because we don’t want it messing with our pleasant pictures of a loving God, then what we need to do is reflect on what Herod did to the boys in Bethlehem whose only crime was being born around the same time as Jesus. … More Justice for Bethlehem’s Boys
In Revelation 19:1 – 9 we see that when Jesus returns there is a great celebration. All of the saints from all generations gather together to worship Jesus for who he is and what he has done. This grand celebration includes moments of joy-filled worship from a triumphant church that culminates with the marriage supper of the Lamb, where there is eating and drinking and perhaps even a little dancing. … More A Time of Celebration
Today we are going to learn how to wait for the second coming of Jesus from the wise men. What I find interesting about the wise men is that their waiting was pretty active. They took steps forward in a journey of faith until they saw Jesus face to face. … More Waiting With the Wise Men
Today we are going to journey with Zechariah as he waits in silence for his son to be born. Typically, we read Zechariah’s season of silence as God’s discipline for his doubt, and to be sure, some of the silence was discipline. But what if something more was going on? … More Waiting In Silence
Today and tomorrow we are going to journey with Zechariah as he waits for God to answer his prayers. I think the greatest fear we carry when it comes to prayer is not being heard. After all, not being heard can communicate that our concerns don’t matter and, subsequently, that we don’t matter.
This is where Zechariah finds himself as he goes to the temple to work his job. He had asked God to give him a child, and for years it seemed that God was not listening. I wonder if Zechariah ever felt forgotten by God. If he did, this must have been troubling for a man whose name literally means “My God Remembers.” … More Waiting While Doing
Today we are going to journey with Mary as she waits for Jesus to be born. I find it interesting that shortly after Mary learns that she will be the mother of the promised Messiah, she heads out for a three-month visit with her cousin Elizabeth. … More Waiting With Friends
Our sin is great, and it has grave consequences. Sin distances us from God. It brings guilt and shame. It damages relationships, steals joy, mars goodness, disfigures beauty and destroys life. In other words, sin leads to death.
So consider for just a moment all that is wrong in this world. Here is a short list to get you started: poverty, broken families, human trafficking, violence, racism, abuse, loneliness, addiction and inequality. These things exist because sin exists. … More Immeasurably More
In all the changing of life it is good to know that Jesus is constant. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. His love is not topsy-turvy or inconsistent. His promises are not about to give way to something new. His character isn’t bent by public opinion. … More Jesus Is Constant
God patiently listened to Moses’ objections, and then directed his attention to the simplest thing imaginable – the staff in his hand. Moses had probably carried this staff for years. It was most certainly dead and dry; just a piece of worthless wood. But when Moses obeyed God’s command to throw it on the ground, the staff became a serpent. … More A Lifeless Piece of Wood