Like Newborn Babies

“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation.”  (1 Peter 2:2, ESV) These days there are an abundance of alternatives to a mother’s milk. There were no baby bottles, no Similac or other “formulas”. When an infant was hungry, there was only one thing that satisfied.... Continue Reading →

Not To Be Served

“…even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  (Matthew 20:28, ESV) I have a confession. I like to be pampered and served. I enjoy going out to eat and having the wait staff cater to my desires. It makes me... Continue Reading →

A Stumbling Block

"but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,"  (1 Corinthians 1:23, ESV) Last week I mentioned that I am going to be looking at some of the “hard sayings” of scripture. I believe that our failure to spend time trying to understand these things has led to a watered-down gospel... Continue Reading →

Hard Sayings

“When many of his disciples heard it, they said, ‘This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?’ But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, ‘Do you take offense at this?’”  (John 6:60-63, ESV)   Jesus was not a social media mogul. He was not a celebrity... Continue Reading →

Remember

"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you."  (John 14:26, ESV) Sitting on the cold tile floor of my residence hall, tears streaming down my face, I was at a loss for... Continue Reading →

Culture Shock! :Guatemala Part 2

"And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled."  (Luke 14:23, ESV) It was the middle of the day when we disembarked the plane that had transported us from Miami to Guatemala International Airport. I was quite surprised by... Continue Reading →

Go! Guatemala Part 1

“I don’t want to go!” Standing in the kitchen, eyes fixed on each vehicle coming down the road, waiting for my ride, I almost couldn’t believe that those five little words popped into my head. My suitcase, carry-on and personal item bags were all carefully packed. My checklist had been checked and rechecked, nothing had... Continue Reading →

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