I Am Willing Have you ever found yourself wondering if God were really willing to help you? In the eighth chapter of the gospel of Matthew we meet a leper who struggled with similar doubts.
And Lead Us Not Into Temptation Have you, like me, wondered about the curious inclusion in The Lord’s Prayer of the phrase, “And lead us not into temptation?” Would God ever lead us into temptation?
Miracle at Cana The first of Jesus’ “signs”, the turning of water into wine at the request of his mother teaches us much concerning the efficacy of prayer.
What Do You Seek? In the first chapter of John’s Gospel, we find two of the disciples of John the Baptist following Jesus who, seeing them following asks a pointed question, What do you seek? It is a question the Lord still asks of all who seek to follow him…
Mercy to Dogs The passage found in the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 15:22-28, strikes many as one of the more harsh sounding pronouncements of our Lord. It almost seems as though he is relegating a Canaanite woman seeking his help to no more than the status of a dog! Nothing could be further from the truth…
Why Crucify Your Son? An inquiry into the crucifixion of Jesus Christ written especially for those who stumble over the notion of a God who would slay his only Son by such a horrific death.
What Do You See? What do you and I see when we look at someone? Do we see them with God-eyes or do we, like Simon the Pharisee, not only miss seeing them as God sees them but perceive ourselves with equal error?
Lessons at Sea Based on the familiar passage in the fourteenth chapter of Matthew’s gospel it explores the familiar story of Peter’s walking on the water with Jesus with a somewhat different conclusion perhaps than traditionally held.
Disappointment If you’ve never found yourself disappointed in God, hang on. Sooner or later—days, weeks, months, maybe years—it’s going to be your turn. And if you don’t think it can happen to you, then you’ve forgotten that the student is not above his Master.
The Friendship of Trials affirms that trials are a vital part of the Christian life and we are encouraged to welcome them as friends that they might do their work and prove our faith sincere.
What the Children Deserve A closer look at the oft-repeated claim that we “deserve hell” and what it implies about God’s character.
More to come…