The Withered Hand of Faith As many of you know, I have a disabled brother who was born with cerebral palsy. Joey’s condition has rendered him triplegic, which means that … Continue reading The Withered Hand of Faith
Emmanuel, God With Us The Christmas season is again upon us. As I drive through my neighborhood, I am impressed at the kaleidoscopic array of Christmas lights, the elaborate decorations, and … Continue reading Emmanuel, God With Us
Am I My Brother's Keeper? In the beginning of the world, there existed a pair of brothers; Cain and Abel were their names. They were the first pair of brothers to … Continue reading Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
David Numbers the People: The Three Choices Relevant passages: I Chronicles 21, II Samuel 24 When I was a young boy, it would seem I had a predisposition for mischief. It’s true—but it’s not … Continue reading David Numbers the People: The Three Choices
It is probably safe to say that every individual on this earth, presently and throughout history, has dealt with a measure of suffering. Some more than others, granted, but no one is a stranger to the issues that plague mankind: health complications, loss of employment, death, emotional pain—suffering is an inherent trait of humanity. Suffering … Continue reading But What If He Asks Me To Suffer?
Hello, dear Reader, I would like to discuss two passages in the Bible that detail the account of two kings, a father and a son, who heard the words of God. It is remarkable to observe each of their responses to hearing the words of God and their actions that followed. From these examples we … Continue reading A Tale of Two Kings
Greetings, brothers and sisters in Christ. What follows is meditation on Ephesians 5 regarding the responsibility--rather the privilege in marriage of being an earthly demonstration of a heavenly reality. The former being a husband's love for his wife, and the latter the love of Christ for the church. This brief paper is in no way … Continue reading Husbands Love Your Wives (Ephesians 5)
“…for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find” (Rom. 7:18b). In our last post (Part 3) we examined the wrong way believers sometimes go about trying to perform that which is good—human effort, vows, resolutions, a determination to self-reform, gritting our teeth, etc.—in a word, … Continue reading The Will of God and the Means to Do It (Part 4)
Some notes and thoughts on the Lord's healing of the paralytic in Mark 2. 1 And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. 2 Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He … Continue reading The Paralytic (Mark 2)
I've recently gained new insight from a Bible story I've written about before on Sheepfood (Peter and The Leper) and thought I'd write about it. Have you ever fooled yourself into believing you were being obedient when, in fact, in your heart you were rebellious? I think it probably happens more often than we realize. … Continue reading Peter and his nets