Dinged Up Disciples, [But No Separation]

“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?” Romans 8:35, NLT A simple question is asked. Our response is requested, and expected. We must settle this in ourContinue reading “Dinged Up Disciples, [But No Separation]”

Was Jesus Mentally Disturbed?

“When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.” Mark 3:21, NIV Even our Lord’s own family did not believe Him.  I can see them gathering out of concern, not only for concern for Jesus, but for the family name– perhaps theyContinue reading “Was Jesus Mentally Disturbed?”

Catching Hearts Like Fish

Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!”  –Matthew 4:19 The invitation to these fishermen was a ‘call’ to Himself.  This is critical for us to note.  Jesus is not directing them to a broad set of religious ethics.  He is calling them to follow Him. Continue reading “Catching Hearts Like Fish”

CCM Spotlight- Keith Green

Brother Keith was a remarkable man.  He was a gifted song writer and a wonderful pianist.  This video is live Keith Green performing,  “When I Hear The Praises Start” (live) He left many of us with an indelible mark. Some of his quotes: “It’s time to quit playing church and start being the Church (Matt. 18:20)” —Continue reading “CCM Spotlight- Keith Green”