Stand Back Up!

”If our Father had never let us fall, we would never have learned how to stand back up.” I remember holding onto the seat of that little blue bike and running behind to make sure that my son didn't crash to the ground. "He's so little," I rationalized to myself.  "Don't let go, daddy," he yelled.... Continue Reading →

Suffering and Sovereignty

“As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him” (‭‭John‬ ‭9:1-3‬ ‭ESV‬‬).... Continue Reading →

Independence Day!

“So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, "If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." They answered him, "We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say,... Continue Reading →

Flesh

“And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires”‭‭ (Galatians‬ ‭5:24‬ ‭ESV‬‬). I don't know about you, but I very rarely think about belonging to Christ Jesus. I think of myself as a Christian. I think of myself as saved. I think about God as being my Father. but belonging to... Continue Reading →

Hidden Things

"For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light" (Luke 8:17 ESV). Perhaps you can remember when, as a child, you were amazed that your parents always seemed to know when you had done something wrong despite your best attempts at... Continue Reading →

Endurance

"By your endurance you will gain your lives" (Luke 21:19 ESV). Jesus had been teaching about the end times. Wars. Earthquakes. Famines. Persecution. "You will be hated by all for my name's sake. But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your lives" (Luke 21:17-19 ESV). Whenever I... Continue Reading →

Rise and Stand

"Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright. Psalm 20:6-8 ESV Yesterday we... Continue Reading →

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