Devotional

The Origin of Marriage

February 6, 2017

Last week, we began what will be an in-depth series on the topic of marriage. Our first subject will be its origin, and to begin, we want to consider Jesus’ thoughts on marriage. Some people say, in regard to same-sex relations, that Jesus never addressed this topic. Yet, Jesus definitely had a very specific understanding […]

God’s Design for Marriage

January 30, 2017

Biblical marriage is constantly under attack in our culture; therefore, I want to take a fresh look at the Bible’s teaching on marriage. Debates surround the subject of marriage. What is it? When and how did it originate? Did it evolve over time? Are we free to reinvent marriage according to our likes and dislikes? […]

Being a Disciple of Jesus

January 23, 2017

Part 4 Many struggle, feeling that there’s no real purpose or meaning in their lives. “Why am I here? Is there any meaning to life?” are common questions. For Jesus’ disciples, there is a purpose. It’s the disciple of Jesus who enters in to the great adventure of co-laboring with God in the expansion of […]

Being a Disciple of Jesus

January 16, 2017

Part 3 Everyone likes rewards, right? If you are like most people, you have apps downloaded on your phone and cards in your wallet that enable you to gain points every time you frequent your favorite establishments. Rewards Well, there are present and future rewards to being a disciple. The costs are high, but the […]

Being a Disciple of Jesus

January 9, 2017

Part 2  Last week, we began to look at what it means to be a disciple, based upon the words of Jesus in Luke 14. This week, however, I want to concentrate on this verse from John’s Gospel: “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed” (John 8:31).  A Primary Characteristic of […]

Being a Disciple of Jesus

January 2, 2017

We begin the New Year with a look at discipleship. The word disciple comes from the Greek word mathetes, which means a learner or a follower. It implies devotion, commitment, and submission to a master. Anyone claiming to be a Christian needs to realize that implied in the very word Christian is the idea of […]

What Christmas Is All About

December 24, 2016

Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” … And suddenly there was with the angel a […]

The Reasons Jesus Came

December 19, 2016

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been considering the Incarnation—God becoming man, the Word becoming flesh. But this week, we want to look at the reasons why Jesus came. I’ve chosen a few that will bring into perspective the purpose of Christmas. We as believers are celebrating the coming of the Son of God […]

We Beheld His Glory

December 12, 2016

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory. John 1:14 “Mild He lays His glory by.” These words from “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing” by Charles Wesley, the well-known hymn writer of the 1700s, speak of what Jesus did when He was born as a babe in Bethlehem. Yet, […]

When God Became a Man

December 5, 2016

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14 Have you ever been reading a portion of Scripture, and suddenly, it just hits you like never before? I remember some years back thinking on this verse […]