The Greater Commandments

How does the way of love in Christ begin? Jesus told us of the greatest commandments. He answered a question posed to Him in Mark 12. A scribe asked Him to rank the rules of God in order of importance. The questioner was familiar with the Word for sure. He...

Continue reading

Bound to Life Through Fear of the Lord

The fear of the Lord is THE beginning. We first come upon this phrase in Proverbs 1. These words fall at the end of Solomon’s introduction to this collection of instructions. Eugene Peterson, the pastor-teacher who produced The Message translation of the Bible, indicates that the “fear of the Lord”...

Continue reading

In Care of Pregnant Sheep

“My sheep hear My Voice,” so said Jesus in John 10. He made this statement to the Jewish religious leaders who hounded Him. They demanded a plain answer from Him, a “straight” answer to the question, “Are You the Christ?” He had said much and done much, more than enough...

Continue reading