His “Irresponsible” Love

“Nothing in the church makes people in the church more angry than grace. It’s ironic: we stumble into a party we weren’t invited to and find the uninvited standing at the door making sure no other uninviteds get in. Then a strange phenomenon occurs: as soon as we are included in the party because of Jesus’ irresponsible love,Continue reading “His “Irresponsible” Love”

We Shall Sun Ourselves in the Smiles of God

“Heaven is where the unveiled glories of the Deity shall beat full upon us, and we forever sun ourselves in the smiles of God.” Ezekiel Hopkins, “A Puritan Golden Treasury” Jesus said to them, “The wedding guests cannot fast while the groom is with them, can they? As long as they have the groom with them, theyContinue reading “We Shall Sun Ourselves in the Smiles of God”

The Blue Letter Version

The ‘red letter’ Bible emphasizes the words of Jesus by making them red. But sometimes we can learn just as much by which words he didn’t say.  I would like to submit to you the ‘Blue Letter Version’ of things Jesus never said. He never said: V. 1) You’re too far gone to be saved.Continue reading “The Blue Letter Version”

The Man with a Deformed Hand, Mark 3:1-5

This is a chapter from my book, “They Met Jesus: Stories from the Gospels.” Hope you like it!   The Man with a Deformed Hand, Mark 3:1-5 Jesus went into the synagogue again and noticed a man with a deformed hand. 2 Since it was the Sabbath, Jesus’ enemies watched him closely. If he healed the man’sContinue reading “The Man with a Deformed Hand, Mark 3:1-5”