“And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah” (1 Kings 19:20, ESV)? Elijah had just put his cloak upon Elisha, and it must have taken him a moment for what had happened to sink in. When I am focused intently on my work, I get in a zone—when someone approaches me unnoticed I am likely... Continue Reading →
"But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that... Continue Reading →
“For in him we live, and move, and have our being…” (Acts 17:28a ESV). It's like an adventure novel. Covid-19, the Corona Virus, is spreading in all directions across the globe. Fear and widespread panic has engulfed our world. There's been a rush on supermarkets and hoarding has become almost comical. With all of the... Continue Reading →
"But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me" (2 Timothy 1:12 ESV). I've always had a special place in my heart for First and Second Timothy, as I share his name. I... Continue Reading →
There was a restlessness in the crowd. In-between the awkward taunts and jeers the only sounds that could be heard were the labored attempts of the three men to draw a breath. The weight of their bodies pulling them down forced the air from their lungs as they hung by their arms. They were, in... Continue Reading →
I think our 21st-Century mindset is resistant to the call of God for that very reason. Who doesn't like comfort? Who really wants to give up a comfortable life for the unknown?
Even in his doubt and fear, God whispered His love to him. And he was able to discern God’s voice. Good news for us; there’s always hope!
“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God... Continue Reading →
“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God” (Colossians 3:1 ESV). Alright, this is kind of bait-and-switch. You probably thought I was referring to the behavioral education you received from your parents or guardians as you grew up. Perhaps... Continue Reading →