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 →

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 →

The Fruit You Get!

“But not that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.” (Romans 6:22 ESV) I had a dream where I was at a park which had a fig tree in the center. People who passed through that park... Continue Reading →

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 →

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