Monthly Archives: February 2018

Authority, source and norm

Mark 11:27-33 As Jesus taught in the temple, many heard his words and were amazed. Some Pharisees, however, were not so pleased with Jesus’ teaching. They often found themselves to be the subjects of his lessons which pointed out to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

The Father’s good pleasure

Luke 11:1-13 As it is with most fathers, I have gotten used to the fact that when my kids call, it’s not long before the conversation gets to the point when money becomes involved. I can usually tell when the … Continue reading

Posted in Prayer

In the end

Luke 21:5-19, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Alongside the road there is an old VW van with a sign propped up against it; “Repent, the end is near!” The car in front of you in traffic has a bumper sticker warning that, … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Repentance

Serve Christ

Matthew 26:57-68, Romans 14:13-23 Confronted by our sin against others, sometimes all we can do is remain silent. Our shame is too great for words; the hurt we have caused cannot be erased by speaking. We all suffer from the … Continue reading

Posted in Repentance

The power to preach

Acts 8:1-13 Following the martyrdom of Stephen, Scripture tells us persecution arose against the Church. A great number of Christians were thrown into prison for their alleged blasphemy, while others, including Saul the Pharisee, stood by in approval. He too … Continue reading

Posted in Evangelism, Mission

No secrets hid

Matthew 23:23-39 How often have parents entered a child’s tidy and organized room only to encounter an avalanche of stuff upon opening of the closet door? On the surface the parent is initially delighted, but upon closer inspection such delight … Continue reading

Posted in Repentance

Can you drink the cup

Matthew 20:17-28, Romans 5:1-11 Along the way to Jerusalem, the mother of James and John requested that her sons be given places of honor next to Jesus’ throne. Jesus looked at the two disciples and put forth his own question; … Continue reading

Posted in Discipleship