Empty Nets

“And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, ‘Put out into the deep and led down your nets for a catch.’ And Simon answered, ‘Master, we have toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.’” (Luke 5:4-5 ESV). I mentioned last week that I’ve been... Continue Reading →

Unclean Lips

“And I said: ‘Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!’ Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning... Continue Reading →

Elisha: Burning Bridges

“And he returned from following him and took the yoke of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled their flesh with the yokes of the oxen and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and went after Elijah and assisted him” (1 Kings 19:21, ESV). On occasion we set our minds to... Continue Reading →

A Very Good Friday

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 →

A Lamp

"For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life"  (Proverbs 6:23, ESV). Many Christians see the Law as outdated, that it has outlived its usefulness. Before Jesus it was God’s tool to teach His people that they are sinful and could never live up... Continue Reading →

Blood

"In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood"  (Hebrews 12:4, ESV). If there is one verse in the Bible that haunts me, one verse that can keep me awake at night, Hebrews 12:4 is that verse. Whether walking in my legalist phase, living in the “freedom of... Continue Reading →

Wisdom From Above

"But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere” (James 3:17, ESV). On Monday we looked at how the need for immediate gratification, and the fear of missing out, are character traits of fools. If we aren’t careful we can easily... Continue Reading →

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