Worship is All that Really Matters

“Jesus replied, “Do wedding guests fast while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. They can’t fast while the groom is with them.”  Mark 2:19 This whole idea of celebrating is often at odds with religious sensibilities.  “Too much liberty and too much freedom, and not enough control.  People won’t know how to behave, and it’ll […]

The Blessings of a Long Battle, part 4

In thinking about this final installment about how God can bring much good out of our protracted struggle with sin, weakness, or a problem, it dawned on me how important it is to see the Big Picture. In some ways this post reiterates truths in part 2 of this series, but also adds important new dimensions to […]

A Retrograde Faith

ret·ro·grade   [re-truh greyd]  (ret·ro·grad·ed, ret·ro·grad·ing.) adjective 1. moving backward; having a backward motion or direction; retiring or retreating. 2. inverse or reversed, as order. 3. Chiefly Biology. exhibiting degeneration or deterioration. * Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 16 Jul. 2013. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/retrograde>. % * 24 “But my people would not listen to me. They kept doing whatever they wanted, following the stubborn desires of their evil hearts. They went backward instead of forward.” –Jeremiah 7:24, NLT * I seldom seek […]

The Time is Ripe, [Ascension Truths]

9 After saying this, he was taken up into a cloud while they were watching, and they could no longer see him. 10 As they strained to see him rising into heaven, two white-robed men suddenly stood among them. Acts 1:9-10 Look at the disciples. There were 500 standing with their mouths open tracking Jesus’ ascension. They […]