Mary Got a Song to Sing

It was an ordinary day in a hardscrabble town situated in northern Judea. And then the extraordinary happened to a seemingly simple girl who had grown up in Nazareth, a village of about 400 residents. The place featured a collection of committed Jews by all accounts. That is, the families there strived to unfailingly follow […]

Have You Caught Any Fish?

Imagine, your Master and Savior was arrested, tried, and crucified before your eyes. He was buried in a grave. And then came the third day as He rose up from the dead. You saw it all. You touched His alive again body. You watched Him eat before you. He told you that He had a […]

Spirit Love vs. Natural Love

The perfect love of Jesus casts out fear. 1 John 4:10-18 makes this clear.  “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” “We love because he first loved us.” Propitiation?  “ …the scriptural conception of the verb […]

Resurrection Words

“These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His Name” (John 20:31). John the Apostle gave us the story of Jesus as he saw it and heard it. He said that he could have written so much more. […]

Done and Won

Darkness and Light. At war as never before. Evil meets good. Face to face. The world of lies against the Man of Grace and Truth. This is what comes to us in John 19. We have arrived at the climax of the Gospel records. The accounts related in the pages that follow present in great […]

Love is Long-Spirited

Love is long spirited. “When tempering your anger, you do not immediately avenge the wrong, but you leave an opportunity for repenting to the one who has transgressed.” Origen Love pervades and penetrates the whole nature, it mellows anything harsh or austere.” Trench Love does not desire to make war upon the good it beholds […]