The details don’t matter.

Today’s Text: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

1 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you God’s mystery. 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power. Continue reading “The details don’t matter.”

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The story of a girl, a boy, and God.

Today’s Text: Joshua 1:8-9

8   Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 
9   Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Continue reading “The story of a girl, a boy, and God.”

A God of Second Chances

Today’s Text: Jonah 3; Jonah 4

Friends, our God is the God of second chances.

When God delivered Jonah from the mouth of that fish, he traveled to Nineveh as he had promised and the Lord had commanded.   Continue reading “A God of Second Chances”

Running from God is hard work.

Today’s Text: Jonah 1; Jonah 2

Friends, have you wrestled with something lately?  Did you just want to run away from it and hope you could avoid facing it?  Did it leave you feeling exhausted?

If so, you might know what it was like to be Jonah. Continue reading “Running from God is hard work.”

Healing the Sin-Full Soul

Today’s Text: Psalm 38

Friends, we’re a sick bunch.

The world is moving faster and faster each day, and it’s getting easier and easier for us to become distracted from our afflictions.   Continue reading “Healing the Sin-Full Soul”

A Song of Confession, A Song of Love

Text: Psalm 130

Friends, I know people with a whole lot more training than me in the Word say this is a song of confession, of penitence.  I see it.  I do.  But I also see something else.  You see friends, to me, this is a song of love – the kind of love that only a parent can have for the their child, a creator for His creation.   Continue reading “A Song of Confession, A Song of Love”

The Little Brother

When Jesus first came to John, he was the little brother helping his older brother and his father to mend their nets on their boat. Just a fisherman helping with the family business. Jesus called to him and he left everything behind. Everything. Big brother James by his side, he left and followed this man who must have seemed strange. They may have heard of his coming from friends, or they may have even heard him speak. But how did they know his message was truth? Where did this blind faith come from? Was it even really blind? Continue reading “The Little Brother”