God’s Perfect Timing

It was now the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius, the Roman emperor. Pontius Pilate was governor over Judea; Herod Antipas was ruler over Galilee; his brother Philip was ruler over Iturea and Traconitis; Lysanias was ruler over Abilene. Annas and Caiaphas were the high priests. At this time a message from God cameContinue reading “God’s Perfect Timing”

Why Does God Take Too Long to Answer?

Zechariah and Elizabeth were righteous in God’s eyes, careful to obey all of the Lord’s commandments and regulations. They had no children because Elizabeth was unable to conceive, and they were both very old. (Luke 1:6-7 NLT) In the old days, being barren was thought to be a sign of divine disapproval. That’s why inContinue reading “Why Does God Take Too Long to Answer?”

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”

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”