Sarcasm

Sarcasm: the use of irony to mock or convey contempt. Today so any people not only take great pride and joy in sarcasm, but they also...

My Earthly Strength May Depart

Why must we so often be reminded to look to God? I posit that for the American Christian living in the 21st century the problem is an...

Wrath

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heave against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress...

To Be Effective and Fruitful

The second epistle of Peter is addressed to Christians (1.1) with an opening prayer of grace and peace that is founded and built by...

God's Way of Escape

There is an old song titled, “I Know the Lord Will Find A Way”. Since shortly after time began, God already had a way. In Genesis 3, Adam...

Dissention, Contention, Variance

“As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a...

Measured Discipline

Jeremiah 46 is a chapter of dread and fear, with a smattering of salvation. The first twenty-six verses are of the LORD describing the...

So Moab Was Subdued

His lungs burned and his feet were sore, but Ehud had to keep going. “That’s the end of eighteen years”. Repeating it as he ran seemed to...

Protection & Correction

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they...

Is Anyone Grabbing My Robe?

The Lord of Armies says this: “In those days, ten men from nations of every language will grab the robe of a Jewish man tightly, urging:...

Persistent & Precious

“Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; I will turn my hand against the little ones. In the whole land, declares the Lord,...

Thanks, at the Transfiguration

“And as [Jesus] was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were...

Confess & Believe

“…if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”...

John's Gospel

Synoptic means “taking a common view”. John is the exception to this commonality between Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Some of these variances...

Luke's Gospel

Luke is called the “beloved physician” in Colossians 4.14 by Paul. Perhaps this is why Luke writes in such a way as to show the humanity...

Matthew's Gospel

There are many ways to engage your audience. The opening phrase of any message is the most important. It seems peculiar then, that...

Mark's Gospel

I like Mark’s Gospel. Not because I named my firstborn, Mark, but because he is concise. Mark gets the job done quickly and without...

Gaining the Victory

Gamer – a person who plays video games or participates in role-playing games (dictionary.com) Almost everyone I know, to some degree, is...

You Are the Man

You are the man! Modern use of this phrase is a positive one. If someone drains a buzzer-beater to snatch victory from the jaws of...

My Witness is in Heaven

Remember the unfortunate story of Job? Satan is allowed to destroy almost everything Job holds near-and-dear to himself and then his...