Rekindle your Fire

In 2nd Timothy 1:6 we find the phrase “Fan into flame the gift of God…” That phrase means to kindle afresh, stir up, rekindle, revive, stoke. Think of a campfire. A campfire needs to be continually fed with fresh wood because the tendency of a campfire is to go out. It burns the wood as fuel, and once the […]

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Being beats Doing

In Luke 10:38-42 we find Jesus at the home of two beautiful sisters – Mary and Martha – who are very close friends with Jesus. While Mary sits at the feet of Jesus soaking in his wisdom and Presence, Martha is very busy – very distracted – by all that needs to be done in […]

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GO BAPTIZE: God speaks, we Obey

In the scripture passage about Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8:26-40, notice the first thing the angel of the Lord says to Philip:GO. This key word (GO) describes the main theme of the entire book of Acts. The Gospel spreads when we GO. The possibility of sharing your faith or your testimony or praying with someone […]

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Water Baptism

In 1st Peter 3:18-22 Peter links baptism to the flood waters of Noah and the ark in Genesis chapters 6-7. By chapter 6 of Genesis, God had decided to pass judgement and destroy all life that he had created on the earth because the thoughts and actions of all mankind were entirely evil. During the approximately […]

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Glorious Revelation

On the third day after Jesus died and was laid in the tomb, some women went to the tomb to anoint his body with spices. What they found was astounding: the tomb was empty! Jesus was not there! He had resurrected from the dead! Yet an empty tomb wasn’t the only evidence that Jesus resurrected. […]

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Love Resurrects

How does God loves us? What is the love language that God expresses to us? And not only that, do we “get it”, do we understand it, do we feel loved? Probably the most famous verse in the Bible is found in the Gospel of John. “For God so loved the world that he gave his […]

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Palm Sunday

When Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem on that first Palm Sunday, he fulfilled a prophecy from Zechariah given 580yrs earlier: Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. (Zech 9:9) There was […]

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Live out your Evangelism

How many times in the Gospels do you read where someone comes to Jesus with a question about his actions? “Jesus, why aren’t you fasting? Jesus, why do you and your disciples pick grain on the Sabbath? Jesus, why did you heal that man on the Sabbath? Jesus, why didn’t you condemn that woman caught in […]

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When it’s Good News, SHARE IT!

Have you ever received some really good news? And when you received it, did you keep it to yourself? If you’re like most people, you probably couldn’t wait to tell somebody! That’s because good news is meant to be shared. And that applies equally to The Good News of Jesus Christ – The Good News […]

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Serving through the Obstacles

There are chores and responsibilities and daily tasks around the house that we all have to take care of. It’s no surprise that many chores are not pleasant – like mucking out a horse stall… or scooping up after your dog in the yard (that was a once-a-week chore at our house)… or cleaning out […]

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