Monthly Archives: January 2018

Have mercy

Mark 10:46-52 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asks this question twice within the chapters and verses of Mark’s gospel. The first instance occurred when James and John asked Jesus to grant their request for places … Continue reading

Posted in Forgiveness

Inheriting the kingdom

Mark 10:17-31 What must I do to inherit eternal life? This is a question asked by so many people today. “What must I do to make it into heaven?” The rich man in the text told Jesus he had kept … Continue reading

Posted in Repentance

Touched by Christ

Mark 10:1-16 Even in the first century divorce was legal. All that was required was a husband’s letter of the wife’s dismissal. Today’s legalities are much more substantial. It may be legal, but in the eyes of God, divorce is … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions


Mark 9:14-29 There is one thing that is fairly certain, we all, at one time or another, ask people to keep us in their prayers. Another thing that is certain is that others have asked us to do the same. … Continue reading

Posted in Prayer

Life assurance

John 6:35-51, Hebrews 11:1-12, Genesis 12:1-7 Certainly, a large percentage of people reading this devotion have life insurance. The same goes for those who own houses or automobiles. Insurance provides an element of hope in times of adversity. We pay … Continue reading

Posted in Faith

To share God’s love

Mathew 12:9-21, Revelation 21:22-27, Isaiah 52:7-10 Can you imagine the ruckus in the synagogue during worship? Rabbi, I don’t like the new music for the psalm. It was too hot/cold inside. I think we should sit/stand during the prayers. Rabbi, … Continue reading

Posted in Discipleship


Mark 3:20-35, Ephesians 4:17-32, Isaiah 44:9-20 How foolish we are; how misguided are our thoughts. Too often, superstitions and charms get in the way of faith. Who remembers carrying a lucky rabbit’s foot as a child? Who recalls possessing a … Continue reading

Posted in Faith