Tag Archives: Proverbs

Going Deeper: The LORD Knows – 1 Samuel 16:6-7

Have you ever faced a moment when you didn’t have all the facts? God hasn’t. Can you read minds? God can. Do you have perfect understanding of the past, present and future? God does. The truth is that our perspective is limited, but we can trust that God knows and understands all things. Realizing the […]

Going Deeper: Listen – 1 Samuel 15:1-35

Have you ever failed to follow clear and explicit instructions? I have, and what happened afterward I do not care to relive. After failing to deliver a completed assignment to my manager many years ago, I was told firmly that if I was not able to perform the required tasks of my role, someone else […]

Commandments of Jesus, Pt XIII – Mark 9:38-40

In a world full of division and strife, it is no wonder that these problems impact the Church.  Thus we many brands and stripes of church, and this seems unlikely to change any time soon.  However, there is hope.  True submissive faith in Jesus Christ is the key to unity of purpose, truth and life.  […]

Commandments of Jesus, Part XII: Mark 6:33-44

As a pastor, I have learned that feeding the portion of God’s flock given into my care is an incredible responsibility and a great joy.  Like all work, it has its ups and downs, but serving the Lord is tremendously rewarding.  More importantly the Lord teaches us that all of His children have a work […]

Do you love me more…?

This week we resume Bible Study exploring a final question from Jesus. In John 21, Jesus confronts the apostles in Galilee. How, when or even why these men were found fishing following the Resurrection we can only speculate. However, what’s clear in this passage is that Jesus is not done with them. The Lord confronts […]

The Parable of the Ten Virgins, September 5th

Happy Wednesday!  Wow, this week we will discuss one of the most controversial passages in the New Testament, the Parable of the Ten Virgins.  As with most things, context is everything.  These verses even start with the word, “Then.”  This transitional word tells us that what follows is directly related to what came before.  We […]