A Word on the Resurrection

“‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’” (Luke 16:30-31 NIV) In the story of “The Rich Man and Lazarus,”Continue reading “A Word on the Resurrection”

The Resurrection is Not a Lie

Only a fool would say, “There is no God!” (Psalm 14:1 CEV) A few years ago, Easter fell on April 1st, also known as “April Fools Day.” Many Christians were not pleased with the date and I could see why, but I was reminded of a lie that did actually begin to circulate when JesusContinue reading “The Resurrection is Not a Lie”

Lessons from the Exodus

While I’ve always loved the story of the Exodus, I’ve come to appreciate it now more than ever. This story resembles our current crisis in so many ways that we’re able to identify with it thousands of years later. For anyone who says that the Bible is an ancient book that is irrelevant to usContinue reading “Lessons from the Exodus”

A Triumphant Life

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession. (2 Corinthians 2:14 ESV) Yesterday, Christians everywhere celebrated Palm Sunday, Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. I’ve heard it said that when a triumphant king returned from battle, he was welcomed the way Jesus was – with clothes and branches spread onContinue reading “A Triumphant Life”

Don’t Trust Anyone Except God

The next day the huge crowd that had arrived for the Feast heard that Jesus was entering Jerusalem. They broke off palm branches and went out to meet him. And they cheered: Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in God’s name! Yes! The King of Israel! (John 12:12-13 MSG) My brother-in-law has a hard timeContinue reading “Don’t Trust Anyone Except God”

A Story of Sacrifice

If you really think about it, the Bible is a story of sacrifice. There were animal sacrifices that people offered for their sin, but there were other sacrifices that were much harder to offer. As a test of faith, Abraham was asked to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. Hannah offered her son, Samuel, for theContinue reading “A Story of Sacrifice”

Don’t be Afraid; Just Believe

A synagogue ruler by the name of Jairus went to get Jesus because his twelve-year-old daughter was dying. Not long after, some men came from the house and told him not to bother Jesus because the girl had died. Jesus ignored them, told Jairus to believe and continued on his way. “When they came toContinue reading “Don’t be Afraid; Just Believe”