The Throne Room of God (Revelation 4)… what an awesome place that must be! Sometimes when I pray, I imagine that I am being escorted in by Jesus to present my requests to the Father. As I approach, I hear the chorus of praise coming from inside. The door opens and I see the room … Continue reading Access Granted
John 8:12-59 Jesus spoke with power and wisdom. He performed many miracles. He beckoned people to follow Him. Yet many people still did not understand that He was the promised Messiah. “That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I AM who I claim to be, … Continue reading Every Knee Will Bow
John 7:10-30 After Jesus' brothers had left for the Festival of Tabernacles, Jesus decided to make His way to Jerusalem in secret so that He would not attract attention. The Jewish leaders were watching for Him and there was a lot of buzz about Him in the city streets as people whispered among themselves. But … Continue reading Who is Jesus?
John 6:16-40 After Jesus miraculously fed the multitudes with just a few loaves of bread and a couple of fish, the crowds of people following Him continued to grow. People were anxious to see what He would do next and hoping for His miracles to extend to them. But Jesus told them that they were … Continue reading Jesus Satisfies the Hungry Soul
The further along we get on the timeline of human history, the further away from the One True God mankind moves. People are creating their own gods based on their lifestyle. Goodness and truth are relative. Evil and injustice abound. The world can’t go on like this forever. God is being patient, giving people the … Continue reading Escape the Wrath
As Revelation continues, we get a history lesson about the eternal battle between good and evil. A battle that has been brewing ever since Satan deceived Adam and Eve in the garden and heard the warning from God that one day he would be destroyed. From that moment on, God’s people have been Satan’s target. … Continue reading The Eternal Spiritual Battle
During Holy Week, I can just imagine what it must have been like in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. Jesus made His triumphal entrance into the city and His followers were awaiting the moment when He would overthrow Rome and take His place as their earthly King. It must have been confusing to them when He continued … Continue reading Holy Week Reflections
When the prophet Isaiah came on the scene with a message from God, the Israelites had really blown it. They had rebelled against God despite all that He had done for them. No matter how much trouble they had gotten themselves into because of their rebellion, they stubbornly continued in it. (Read Isaiah 1:1-20) They … Continue reading The only payment God will accept
Do you watch the news? It can be a bit depressing - one tragic story after another. Tragic accidents, horrific acts of nature, massive fires… Do you ever wonder if God is trying to get our attention? Have you read the story in the Bible of Moses and the Egyptian Pharaoh? God was definitely trying … Continue reading Are we paying attention?
On the day that Jesus was crucified, he joined two criminals appropriately charged and sentenced to execution for the crimes they had committed. One of them saw their true self in the light of the righteous Savior hanging next to him. Humbly he cried out for Jesus to remember him. And Jesus replied, “I assure … Continue reading Invitation to Paradise