Tag Archives: Grace

Name the demon

Mark 5:1-20 Name the demon. That is how it is said one might take control and finally conquer that which hinders life. So many people suffer from addictions, disorders and irrational fears yet, it seems they are powerless when it … Continue reading

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Dead to sin

Romans 6:1-11 Many years ago, in the middle of January, I was born, the third child for my parents. Seventy-eight days later I died. How can this be since I am writing this today? The answer is found within our … Continue reading

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Through the faith of others

Matthew 9:1-8 He could not walk; he could not approach Jesus on his own. Friends brought him into Jesus’ presence. They carried him. They did this in order that he may be healed, restored, brought back to fullness. The paralytic … Continue reading

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The light of God’s truth

Matthew 9:27–31, 1 John 1:1–10 Today it seems fashionable to redefine most anything. It has become socially acceptable to order daily life according to personal thoughts and experiences. Yet, the truth remains that we humans do not have the power … Continue reading

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Re-presenting Christ

Matthew 2_1-12 Consider the Magi. Their trip was long and difficult. No doubt there were many perils along the way; however, nothing deterred them from reaching their final destination. When they arrived, they presented the child Jesus with their precious … Continue reading

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Changed for the better

Ephesians 4:17-32 The more things change, the more they stay the same. Dig into the meaning of this familiar phrase and one will find the frustration of something needing improvement, something that ought to be made better. In that struggle, … Continue reading

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The Greatest Gift

Ephesians 4:1-16 On the ninth day of Christmas (January 2), my true love gave to me nine ladies dancing. So goes the song of giftedness for the twelve days of Christmas. If we add up all the gifts given according … Continue reading

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