Light-Bearer

Light-Bearer

John 1.5 | John 8.12 | 1 John 1.7 “Remember in the Bible where Jesus saw Nathanael, when he said, ‘Behold, here is an Israelite in whom there is no guile?” “Um, at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry? Yeah.” “Well, that’s what I thought about Chris first time I met him....

Mary’s Boy

Mary’s Boy

Luke 2 The house was spare, but clean and warm, and as I entered, she welcomed me with grace. Her loving smile spoke the words of her heart. Mary beckoned me to a table, one of rough-hewn edge and finely finished top. Strong and sturdy, it was a table of substance and...

White Hat

White Hat

White Hat Matthew 28:19-20   As if the whap-whap of the windshield wipers wasn’t enough to drive him nuts, the squint-eyed headlights that made short, wrinkled stabs into the night just made it worse. “Lord,” he said, “gimme a break. Been driving for six hours....

Shalom: The Peace of God

Shalom: The Peace of God

Excerpts from the book Shalom by Douglas J. Harris When I read Douglas Harris’ book, Shalom, in 1988, I was so impressed with its scope and comprehension of God’s peace that I very presumptuously excerpted the more salient points here with the hope of sharing this...

SALVATION IS A SURE THING

SALVATION IS A SURE THING

AM I REALLY SAVED?HOW CAN I BE SURE?(THE BIBLE SAYS SO) Your salvation does not depend upon the strength of your faith, for your salvation is found completely in Christ and his saving work for you. Take heart in God’s own words as he assures you of your salvation....

Reflections on the Ten Commandments

Reflections on the Ten Commandments

Shaped by generations of Egyptian bondage, Israel had lost the ability to organize their own lives and society. With no provision for self-rule, they essentially knew two things: God had called them to be a blessed and great nation[1] and they were Egyptian slaves....

GOD’S GOT YOUR NUMBER

GOD’S GOT YOUR NUMBER

Ken Gaub "God, sometimes I wonder if you know where I am!" I mused to myself.  A melancholy cloud of self-pity enshrouded my mind as I tried to concentrate on driving. "God, even a preacher needs for you to let him know once in a while that you are aware of him," I...