Making Sense of It All

Making Sense of It All

“When the soldiers returned to camp, the elders of Israel asked, ‘Why did the LORD bring defeat on us today before the Philistines?'” (1 Samuel 4:3) Have you ever noticed how you can read the Bible, see the big picture, be grateful for God’s...
In a Fickle

In a Fickle

Fickle. Changing frequently. Adjusting loyalties. One way one day. Another way another day. Like a tennis ball. Constantly on a different side of the net. A fickle person is courageous one moment and a coward the next. Their heart’s affection is settled on one...
Is Jesus a Genie?

Is Jesus a Genie?

“. . . ask Me whatever you wish and it will be done for you.” (John 15:7) Does this phrase from Jesus seem too good to be true? It does to me. I’ve heard it said: “If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.” For 99.9% of...
Before. During. After.

Before. During. After.

“Lord,” Peter asked, “why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” Jesus replied, “Will you lay down your life for me? Truly I tell you, a rooster will not crow until you have denied me three times. (John 13:37-38) It’s breathtaking if you think...
Feet. Gross.

Feet. Gross.

Why is it that we don’t want Jesus to do what He came to do? Remember the story in John 13? The one where Jesus washes the disciples’ feet? Do you recall what Peter said when it was his turn to have his nasty feet scrubbed? John recorded the conversation...