I need to be baptized by you, and you come to me? – Matthew 3:14 This week I had the pleasure of having my artwork chosen for the second year in a row to be displayed at my church. This year, my church’s “Call to Artists” is an opportunity to create artwork in response toContinue reading “The Objection of John”
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What is Baptism by Fire?
“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” – Matthew 3:11 Fire is used to describe some integral elements of Christianity in the Bible: Baptism, God, communion,Continue reading “What is Baptism by Fire?”
The Warfare of Forgetfulness & Dementia in the Bible
They did not remember the abundance of God’s steadfast love… Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make known his mighty power. – Psalms 106:7-8 Do you feel like it’s hard to remember important things? Do you keep getting distracted from positive goals that you have? Can you recall the last sermon youContinue reading “The Warfare of Forgetfulness & Dementia in the Bible”
Who is the Pontius Pilate in Your Life?
“Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?” – John 19:10 Have you been in a situation where you have no advocate? No friends to help you? No one to look out for you? Have you had a job whereContinue reading “Who is the Pontius Pilate in Your Life?”
Dealing with Election Results in the Bible
Are you worried about the election? Were you worried about the last one? Does thinking about the future of your country make you uneasy? Does it make you depressed? Argumentative? Sad? Or does it make you happy, at ease, glad, or even vindictive? If so, this message is for you. Two Sides to the ElectionContinue reading “Dealing with Election Results in the Bible”
The Purpose of Marriage
Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth. – Malachi 2:15 What’s the purpose of marriage? To find happiness? To stay in love?Continue reading “The Purpose of Marriage”
And yet, through all of this weakness, Jesus’ denial of his divine nature was not a great loss for the trinity, as some might think. Instead it is the very condition demanded of him, for without this denial, he could never be the son of man.
Does God Eat?
The most important question you could ever ask is…what are you going to eat today? Some people don’t know if they’ll eat today. Some have lots of options, can eat out, or can only eat what they have at home. And in times of trouble, it can be hard to find healthy options or foodContinue reading “Does God Eat?”
Good Friday in the Old Testament
Easter was about a week ago, and it’s great to recognize the resurrection of Christ. But what about why it took three days for this to happen? Why did Jesus have to die to later come back to life? People usually answer these questions with the broad strokes: he had to die for our sins,Continue reading “Good Friday in the Old Testament”
Working Remote in the Bible
Found yourself working remote lately, or alone, or isolated? These aren’t new experiences in humanity. The good news is that this means we have positive examples to look to in scripture, and God has a purpose for our remote work, loneliness, or isolation. When You’re Really Alone Working remote for many people means that they’llContinue reading “Working Remote in the Bible”