THE STUMBLING BLOCK

From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. Peter took him...

INSURRECTION

And they said to each other, "We should chose a leader and go back to Egypt.  . . .the whole assembly talked about stoning [Moses and Aaron].  . . . Korah . . . Dathan and Abiram . . . became insolent and rose up against Moses. With them were 250 Israelite men,...

FRUIT LOOPS

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.               (Gal. 5:22-23)   Ever noticed that no fruit (or vegetable) grows in straight lines? There are no square or rectangle fruits....

THE WEIGHT IS OVER!

"The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" (which means "God with us.") (Isa 7:14) "Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles -- the people living in darkness have seen...

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

“See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.” -- Isaiah 42:9 God's words to the prophet Isaiah make it clear; His purpose is not to keep us in the dark about His plans and promises. He...

AFRAID TO BELIEVE

Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him . . . When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. But the angel said, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.  . ....

WHEN THE SON COMES OUT

It's a grey, overcast day, but periodically the sun breaks through. When that happens, it's amazing how much it changes what I see and how I see it.  When I have to go very long without it, the lack of sun depresses me, weighs me down, saps my energy. Things look...

LED LIGHTS

And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.  (Gen 1:3)   It was the very first step God took in creating this world: diffusing the darkness and pushing it behind strict boundaries. Light became a prominent factor at some significant times of God's...

ENGRAVED

God is love; His love endures even when mine falters. God is love; His love ensures His heart will never alter. God is love; His love leads whenever I pursue it. God is love; His heart bleeds when I stubbornly refuse it. God is love; His love soothes my soul; He is my...

WHEN DARKNESS DESCENDS

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in a land of deep darkness a light has dawned.  . . . For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor,...