Jesus’ Secret

She was guilty. No doubt about it. She was caught in the very act. They dragged her out of bed, half-naked, head hung, ashamed. She was a pawn in their twisted game. This angry mob demanded justice. She was an adulterer. The law was clear, she deserved stoning. She deserved an horrific, embarrassing, shameful death. What would this Jesus do? If He were truly a prophet, if He were truly...

Be Fruitful

How do we glorify God? The answer may surprise you. Jesus said it glorifies the Father when we (His children) bear much fruit. Think about, when Adam and Eve were created in the garden. God’s first command to them was “subdue, reign, be fruitful and multiply”. It was His original intent. So what does bearing fruit look like? God wants us to bear fruit in our soul, hence the fruit...

Digging Wells

The story of Isaac is resonating with me this morning. Isaac was blessed by God. The Bible said he was abundantly blessed and grew richer and richer. The blessing of God was evident in his life. But this made people around him jealous of him. The Philistines began to try to sabotage Isaac. They filled the wells Abraham had dug with dirt. Finally, the King asked him to leave. If...

Bible or Hallmark Movie?

Genesis 19 is just a bizarre chapter. I read most of the chapter with an expression of disgust, thinking, “If this were a TV show, I would have turned it off.” It’s weird when you think you need to watch a Hallmark Movie to cleanse your pallet from a Bible reading. How does an entire town unite and decide to sexually assault strangers visiting your town? Was there a town...

No Dread

I have been dreading something. The reasons I’m dreading this event is unimportant. The “dread” is the problem. When I dread anything I partner with lies. Some of the lies I’m partnering with are 1. The impending event is bigger than God. 2. God won’t be with me in the circumstance. 3. There will be no joy as I was walk through this circumstance. When you come right down to...

He Is!

One of my favorite names for God is “l Am.” When Moses asked God, “Who shall I say sent me?” God replied, “l Am.” It was as if God we’re saying, it will take too long to explain who I really am. Words cannot fully express my majesty. You will not truly comprehend how BIG I am. So just tell them, “I Am” and let them fill in the blank...

Do you Want to be Well?

Jesus asked the man at the Pool of Bethesda a simple question. “Do you want to get well?” It required a yes or no answer. But the man began to tell Jesus of his obstacles. This man had a victim mentality. Do you? How can you tell? If someone offers you hope or a solution to your problems, do you tell them of your obstacles? Do you find yourself blaming...

Uncertainty

What do you do when you get news of a possible bad report? The company is downsizing and you may be laid off. The doctor is concerned about your test and you may have a degenerative disease, Your spouse is unhappy and divorce is looming. What do you do in the uncertainty? Fear? Worry? Google? What if you prayed and rested? A man came to Jesus because his son was...

Love One Another

Yesterday, I was a little frazzled. I had overslept and arrived at work late. When I got to work, I had a huge stack of papers to carry up to my room on the third floor. A fellow teacher saw me struggling and ran to my aid. This teacher is of the Muslim faith. After I got settled, this teacher of Muslim faith, along with another teacher of Christian faith,...