Sunday, February 25, 2018

I have done this. It is heart-pounding terrifying. But when I give over and let God speak through me I experience the soaring, peaceful power of being safely in His hands.

Psalm 40:9-10
I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; see, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord.
I have not hidden your saving help within my heart, I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

If you are reading this right now, the red letter message is getting through. We always want more right? Go to the original source: “more will be given you.”

Mark 4:23-24
Let anyone with ears to hear listen!”
And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear; the measure you give will be the measure you get, and still more will be given you.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Oh no, fake news! The religious authorities were determined to cover up the resurrection. They bribed the guards, kept Pilate in the dark then extorted the guards to spread a false story. I didn’t work.

Matthew 28:12-15
And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers
and said, “Tell people, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’
And if this comes to the governor's ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.”
So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews to this day.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

He’s one of world history’s most notorious politicians. Little did Pontius Pilate know that his name would be invoked by millions over centuries in the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed for being such a weasel. (Links to Creeds below.)

Matthew 27:22-24
Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said, “Let him be crucified!”
And he said, “Why? What evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Let him be crucified!”
So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man's blood; see to it yourselves.”

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wisdom! King Solomon, son of David, wrote the Proverbs many generations before Jesus, Son of David showed up. “Wisdom” is speaking in the verses below. In another fabulous Old/New Testament connection, “Wisdom” is none other than Christ.

Proverbs 8:27-31
When he established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep,
when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
then I was beside him, like a master workman, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always,
rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the children of man.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018