A Theological Sleep Aid

A Theological Sleep Aid

In Colossians 1:15-23, Paul wrote an amazing hymn about the person and work of Christ. Paul wrote that Jesus not only created all things (v. 16), he also stated, “… and in Him all things hold together” (v. 17). What this refers to is the fact that in this...

Where’s the Real Surprise?

Where’s the Real Surprise?

There are surprising texts in the Bible, but one that has to rank toward the top of the list is the first part of Acts 5. It’s shocking to read about two people—even more, two church members—falling dead at the feet of Peter. It seems so antithetical to the portrayal...

True Love

True Love

As February is a month of love, we would like to explore the three types of love we see throughout the Bible. The three types of love are Eros, Phileo, and Agape. Eros is the most common love associated with Valentine's Day. Eros is romantic love that we see in the...

Scary Story with a Happy Ending!

Scary Story with a Happy Ending!

We can’t use the argument “because I said so” forever! At some point, we need to share with our children how to have a personal relationship with their Savior. We need to prepare their hearts to have enough faith and confidence in what they know to share with others...

The Resurrection

The Resurrection

Luke 24:1-49 Are you a realist? Do you need to see all the facts before you make a decision? That was the way it was with two men who were walking on a road to the town called Emmaus. Luke’s account of the resurrection in Luke 24:1-49 focuses half of its attention on...

Good Friday – As Mary Ponders

Good Friday – As Mary Ponders

Good Friday - As Mary Ponders Luke 23:26-56; John 19:1-42 “But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart” (Luke 2:19 ESV). I know that this verse is found much earlier in the life of Jesus when the shepherds came to see Him as a newborn and...

The Last Supper

The Last Supper

Luke 22:7-23 The Last Supper, the meal that Jesus had with His disciples the night before He was crucified, was the Passover meal eaten by the Israelites for centuries (verse 15). This festival was the highlight of the Jewish calendar year. It both remembered and...

The Lord in the Temple

The Lord in the Temple

Luke 20:20 - 21:4    If you ever travel to Israel, you will encounter a strange dynamic with your tour guide. They will take you to places and tell you things like, “Well, this event in the Bible took place on one of these two mountains, but we don’t know for sure...

The Wonder of Waiting

The Wonder of Waiting

Jeremiah 3:26 Waiting. Ugh. Waiting is not on my list of favorite things. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens I'll take, but you can keep the waiting. Waiting is difficult. Waiting is lonely. Waiting feels like we should be doing something, but we’re often...

In Preparation for Passion Week

In Preparation for Passion Week

More ink in the gospels is spilled on the last week of Jesus’ earthly life than any other time period. Generally speaking, this week takes up about a third of the gospel accounts. That alone points to how significant that week was…and still is. It’s a week of...

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