John 5:16-47 When word got out that Jesus was the one who had the nerve to heal the lame man on the Sabbath, the Jews were not happy. The Pharisees had turned the Sabbath into a day when you should not lift a finger, even to do good. So instead of rejoicing in the miraculous … Continue reading Jesus – God’s Son on God’s Mission
Jesus is God and He is the promised Messiah. This is what the Apostle John set out to help people understand when he wrote the gospel of John. He had spent three years close by Jesus’ side before His death and another fifty years proclaiming the truth of the gospel after Jesus’ ascension. Eventually, John … Continue reading Jesus is the Promised Messiah!
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace, there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. – Isaiah 9:6-7 Jesus is … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
As Christmas day approaches, take a moment to read the story of Jesus' birth... again or for the first time. *********************** In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their … Continue reading The Birth of Jesus (Luke 2)
One of my favorite Old Testament prophecies about Jesus, the coming Messiah, is Isaiah 9. During a time when the Israelites felt beaten down and defeated, God told them about their Savior. When hope was fleeting, and fear was overwhelming, God promised that one day He would come and establish His Kingdom forever. It was … Continue reading The Light of the World Has Come
Imagine living in Israel 2,000+ years ago. For generations, God’s holy people had vacillated between devotion to God and wandering in sin. And between repentance and rejection. Many prophets had come to their ancestors, some with warnings of God’s judgment and others with assurances of God’s protection. Many of these prophecies had already been fulfilled, … Continue reading God’s Will… God’s Way
The Gospel of Christ Jesus is not an afterthought. God sees the end from the beginning, and he was not surprised when Adam and Eve sinned. He wasn't suddenly faced with the need for a plan and it didn't take him generations to come up with one. Christ's shed blood on the cross and resurrection … Continue reading The Gospel of Jesus Christ – God’s Plan All Along
I'm not a political blogger, but since current American leadership seems to be "un-friending" our best friend and deciding to buddy up with the trouble makers, I thought it was a good idea to look at what the Bible says about Israel. I have read the Bible cover to cover more than once and God … Continue reading Israel is God’s Nation
Jesus is coming back! That's the good news. The bad news ... many people don't believe it or don't seem to care. But just watch the news. Increasing conflict in the Middle East ...Increasing devastation of natural disasters ... Increasing deaths from incurable illnesses ... All amidst the daily decreasing of God and his word … Continue reading Jesus is coming back!