A way of life …

January 25, 2018 “Therefore Pilate went out to them and *said, “What accusation do you bring against this Man?”  They answered and said to him, “If this Man were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him to you.” John 18:29-30 New American Standard Just what evil did this Nazarene jewish rebel commit? He … Continue reading A way of life …

A Better Way to Live…

January 2, 2108 “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 New American Standard One life … who consumes every sin in your life. It’s not just the things you’ve done. His life takes away the very nature of who and how you’ve tried to live on your … Continue reading A Better Way to Live…

He showed up anyway …

December 6, 2017 “Indeed, an hour is coming, and has come, when each of you will be scattered to his own home, and you will leave me alone.” John 16:32 Christian Standard What would you do if you knew beforehand that everyone around you would turn their backs on you .. and even blame you … Continue reading He showed up anyway …

The ScarFinder’s question …

November 28, 2017 “Having said this, he showed them his hands and his side. So the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.” John 20:20 Christian Standard The ScarFinder arrived without announcement. He had heard the prayers, formed without words, shaped with sighs and those long tired exhales of weariness and patched-up fragments of faith. … Continue reading The ScarFinder’s question …

Fruit stands everywhere …

November 17, 2017 “I am the vine, you are the branches. The one who remains in me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without me.” John 15:5 Christian Standard Because you can do nothing without me: It is such a simple statement .. easily overlooked .. dismissed even. How many … Continue reading Fruit stands everywhere …

Time scars

November 16, 2017 “One man had been an invalid there for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him stretched out by the pool and knew how long he had been there, he said, “Do you want to get well?” John 5:5-6 The Message It may be one of the hardest questions you face: “Do you want … Continue reading Time scars

Steel vs. Steal

November 15, 2107 “A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” John 10:10 The Message Jesus knows what your dreams look like. He knows the distance between dreams and nightmares. He knows because … Continue reading Steel vs. Steal

Living out loud …

November 14, 2017 “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”John 13:35 Christian Standard There is no way to anticipate how the love of Christ will define another life. God alone knows the history and potential of all the ‘broken and dislocated pieces’ inside a person. The disciples … Continue reading Living out loud …

What the world sees …

November 7, 2018 “Now we have this treasure in clay jars, so that this extraordinary power may be from God and not from us. We are afflicted in every way but not crushed; we are perplexed but not in despair;  we are persecuted but not abandoned; we are struck down but not destroyed.  We always … Continue reading What the world sees …