Hebrews 6: 13-20 says, 13 When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself,14 saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”[a]15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. 16 People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the … Continue reading The Certainty of God’s Promises?
Romans chapter 5 has a heading that seems lofty at first glance: Peace with God Though Faith. Can we really have peace with God by simply having faith? Of course that is a loaded question. None of that seems easy. In typical human fashion we do sometimes make things too difficult and this might be … Continue reading Praying for Those Who Stray [Part 4]
Chapter 4 reminds us that Abraham, the great forefather of our faith (and Jewish history) was a good guy but verse 12 says, "For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith." Pray that God takes … Continue reading Praying for Those Who Stray [Part 3]
Where chapters 1 and 2 left us feeling hopeless chapter 3 is beginning to show us there is hope. Romans 3:3b-4a says, "Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? By no means!" I love the excitement in, "By no means!" Especially, when we replace "their faithlessness" with "our faithlessness." So let's read it again … Continue reading Praying for Those Who Stray [Part 2]
While reading Romans 1, I was reminded to pray for those who have strayed away from God. When Paul writes in Romans 1:21-23, "For although they knew God, they did not honor Him as god or give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to … Continue reading Praying for Those Who Stray [Part 1]
April 20, 1999 was a day a lot of Americans remember. It was the day Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris walked into Columbine High School and killed 13 people, 15 including themselves. Sue Klebold is Dylan's mother. She has written one of the most honest and gut-wrenching books I've read in a long time. … Continue reading Book Review: A Mother’s Reckoning
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!" After He said this He showed them His hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw … Continue reading Post Resurrection