Cities Without Walls

“A man without self-control     is like a city broken into and left without walls.” Proverbs 25:28 The writer of Proverbs can be blunt. He makes the cold observation that people can often be like a city that has no walls. The city he alluded to was completely defenseless, vulnerable and wide open to a marauding […]

Judas Iscariot, Matthew 27:3-10

This is a chapter from my book, “They Met Jesus: Stories from the Gospels.” Hope you like it! Chapter 37 Judas Iscariot, Matthew 27:3-10 3 When Judas, who had betrayed him, realized that Jesus had been condemned to die, he was filled with remorse. So he took the thirty pieces of silver back to the leading […]

The Gentile Woman, Matthew 15:21-28

This is a chapter from my book, “They Met Jesus: Stories from the Gospels.” Hope you like it! Chapter 6 The Gentile Woman, Matthew 15:21-28 Then Jesus left Galilee and went north to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Gentile woman who lived there came to him, pleading, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of […]

Making Pain Work for You, [Trials]

“Then they went back to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch in Pisidia. 22They encouraged the followers and begged them to remain faithful. They told them, “We have to suffer a lot before we can get into God’s kingdom.” Acts 14:21-22, CEV Paul and Barnabas, together are perhaps the most gifted men ever to minister the Gospel.  They […]