The Lord’s Servant: The Exalted Sin-Bearer

The book of Isaiah has caught my attention in this season in my life. There has been a lot that has happened over the last couple of months. These events pushed my emotional and physical boundaries in ways I never thought could happen. However, my faith has only gotten stronger as each experience has beenContinue reading “The Lord’s Servant: The Exalted Sin-Bearer”

Secret Garden

Imagine yourself standing in the middle of a garden that you have worked all spring to cultivate. You have beautiful roses of red, yellow, white, and pink growing throughout. You have hyacinths of blue and purple in various portions. Then, there are the boxwoods in each corner to set off the property and give theContinue reading “Secret Garden”

You Gotta Move

There is a regular reading plan that I try to follow everyday. And for years, I have been following it. It is one of those “Read the Bible in a Year” plans that start on January 1st with Genesis 1:1 and finish on December 31st with Revelation 22:21. When I first began, I just readContinue reading “You Gotta Move”

Seeing a Fuller Picture of a Verse

John 6:29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this; to believe the one he has sent.” Do you have a memory verse this week? One of those verse that you read and say, I need to learn this so that I can recite it without reading it at times? Right now, my verse isContinue reading “Seeing a Fuller Picture of a Verse”

Accept One Another

In our “One Another” Series, we are exploring several passages that help us discover the fullness of Christ’s commands toward each other as the Body of Christ. When we have intentional, intimate relationships with one another, we can fully live out what God intended for His people. And many of the blessings God has givenContinue reading “Accept One Another”

John’s “Verily” Series: c.8, v. 34

We have been going through the Gospel of John picking out the passages with “verily, verily” (also rendered “truly, truly” or “I tell you the truth”, etc., in other versions) that John recorded Jesus saying. I am searching out the truths that Jesus taught and practically applying these principles and lessons to my own lifeContinue reading “John’s “Verily” Series: c.8, v. 34″

Be in Agreement with One Another

In our “One Another” Series, we are exploring several passages that help us discover the fullness of Christ’s commands toward each other as the Body of Christ. When we have intentional, intimate relationships with one another, we can fully live out what God intended for His people. And many of the blessings God has givenContinue reading “Be in Agreement with One Another”

John’s “Verily” Series: c.6, v.53

Welcome back to the “Verily, verily” series in the book of John. This passage found in John 6:52-58. Remember that these “verily, verily” statements as recorded by John are the teachings of Jesus as He we about the area proclaiming the news that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. In light of this, theseContinue reading “John’s “Verily” Series: c.6, v.53″

John’s “Verily” Series: c. 6 v. 47

Welcome back to another “cup of coffee” length post about Jesus’ “Verily, verily” statements as recorded by John. As I have said before, I believe these statements were intentionally written beginning “Amen, amen” to draw specific attention to the lessons being taught by Jesus. Of course, all of the teachings of Jesus are important. However,Continue reading “John’s “Verily” Series: c. 6 v. 47″

Love One Another

There are so many statements in the Bible that state what we are to do with or to “one another”. The first and foremost of these commands is to “Love one another.” John 13:34 states: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you alsoContinue reading “Love One Another”