What is Sabbath rest?

We hear a lot about the Sabbath and what it really means. First let’s see how God rested… In Genesis 1 and 2, notice an interesting progression – If God had created man in the middle of the week there would not have been enough supply for him. So man is created on the 6th… Continue reading What is Sabbath rest?

Encourage one another

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 “Beloved brothers and sisters, we want you to be quite certain about the truth concerning those who have passed away, so that you won’t be overwhelmed with grief like many others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, we also believe that God will bring with Jesus… Continue reading Encourage one another

Does God allow bad things to happen

In a dialogue with a friend suffering from illness, we were discussing why it seems God allows bad things to happen. I was thinking today about part of that conversation and my friend said this: “The greater conflict I find, however is that of God’s allowance of these things. God is all powerful and thus,… Continue reading Does God allow bad things to happen

Disciples at Sea

There are several accounts of the disciples in a boat trying hard to keep control of it as a storm came up in the middle of the night. The references are Matthew 8 and 14, Mark 4 and 6, and John 6. I refrain from posting the actual texts here as it would make this… Continue reading Disciples at Sea

Who understands?

I’ve been reading through the book of Luke and what I find amazing is how little the disciples understood Jesus. They believed He was sent from God, was the Messiah, the Christ, the Son of God, but each time Jesus spoke to them about going to the cross, dying and rising again, they always missed… Continue reading Who understands?

Stand still in your battles

Have you faced a situation in your lives when it appears as if everything is coming against you and you fear failure, defeat, destruction, reject or some other calamity and you just do not have the resources to defend yourself? I think we can all answer “yes” to that question. At least once in our… Continue reading Stand still in your battles

Shameless impudence prayer!

When we read the Gospels, we can often miss the intent of what Jesus said because we’ve heard it so often. Our familiarity can blind us to the grace and truth of what Jesus has chosen to have written for our benefit. I find that if I’m too familiar with something, reading it in another… Continue reading Shameless impudence prayer!