Bring what you have to Jesus—prayers, pennies, minutes, baby steps. And let him multiply them until they overflow.
Jesus Disciples Respond Immediately
"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will send you out to fish for people." At once they left their nets and followed him.
Advent: Immanuel, King, Shepherd, Son, Savior
This Advent season, I focused on the descriptors of Jesus found in Matthew’s account of the Christmas events.
Jesus is Better: Summaries from Hebrews
The author of the New Testament book of Hebrews presents many arguments to prove emphatically that Jesus is better. And because he is so superior to anything else, we are exhorted to stick with him to the end, despite suffering or persecution.
In Search of Better Rest
I regularly speak about rest. The author of the New Testament letter of Hebrews also speaks about rest. But a thorough study of the text reveals that this is a different kind of rest than I typically speak of. Since Hebrews is all about presenting Jesus as superior to all else, I wonder if this rest is also better?
Jesus, Have Pity on Us
I am amazed by the parallels and applications to our current crisis in this encounter of Jesus with ten men who had leprosy. The "disease" of our world feels overwhelming. Many in unhappy circumstances have shared their stories lately. Like Jesus, I am moved pity.
In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. Luke 1:26-27 Two thousand years ago, a young girl had a divine encounter that changed the course … Continue reading Divine Encounter
Christmas Around the World
Two weeks ago, I began moving into my new home. If you were to visit me today, it would not look like Christmas in my house. And how would you know that? What makes Christmas, Christmas? If you could describe Christmas in one word, what would it be?