Resurrection Moment

The devil thought he had won. Jesus was as good as dead, or so he thought. Then something happened that even the devil didn’t see coming – Jesus came back to life…stronger. There comes a time when this resurrection moment becomes a part of the Christian’s life. You experience a death of sorts and theContinue reading “Resurrection Moment”

Resurrected and Restored

My Bible reading plan, which I’ve been following for many years now, took me back to the story of the Shunammite woman whose son Elisha brought back to life. But this time around, God revealed something new to me. I found it interesting that her resurrection story moved the king who heard it so muchContinue reading “Resurrected and Restored”

Nothing Will Do

So Abraham said, “If they won’t pay attention to Moses and the prophets, they won’t listen even to someone who comes back from the dead.” (Luke 16:31 CEV) I once thought that knowledgeable preachers were capable of convincing many people to follow Christ, but as they themselves testify, that isn’t always the case. In LukeContinue reading “Nothing Will Do”

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”