Apr 16, 2021
Have you ever had the pleasure of waking up in a cozy cabin…after you’ve let the fire go out from the night before? If you don’t get out of bed and put more wood in that furnace, the squirrels or raccoons aren’t going to do it for you!
Much more serious is the tendency to get lazy about the fire inside us to...
Apr 15, 2021
As followers of Jesus, we are meant to be witnesses. And Christ’s majesty and power are meant to blanket our world.
He is intimately aware of you, and where you are in life.
Isaiah 60:1 says, “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.”
When we trust Christ—when we...
Apr 14, 2021
Think of what Jesus was asking of His followers.
He had just risen from the dead. That doesn’t happen every day.
His ministry had been destroyed, so they thought. He wasn’t coming back. But then He did. Only days after being killed on a brutal Roman cross, Jesus was standing in front of his friends, looking very...
Apr 13, 2021
Table salt today is so common, it becomes another thing we take for granted. You go to the store, pick a cylinder or jar of salt off the shelf, then go home. You don’t even think about it.
Now, consider that 1,000 and more years ago, if a person wanted to use salt on his dinner, this required some prior work. A lot...
Apr 12, 2021
Defending the faith can sometimes be a subjective thing. As examples of extremes, we have seen the Crusades, and the modern form is perhaps an aggressive “pitch” to someone who isn’t a believer.
The thing is, it’s great to be zealous for our faith, but let’s also be disciplined. We don’t want to alienate a...