Luke 23 Part 1–Jesus on Trial

As the time for our Savior’s death approached, it was apparent that the sacrifice was real.  Jesus stood before the Roman governor who had no reason to judge or punish Him.  Then He was sent to the Jewish king and that man simply wanted a magic show–Jesus would not humor him.  These leaders knew thisContinue reading “Luke 23 Part 1–Jesus on Trial”

Luke 8 Part 3–Help for a Hopeless Man

Jesus met a hopeless man. This demoniac, hated by all, greeted Jesus and His guys as they disembarked from their boat.  He was uncontrollable and had beaten every restraint designed to help. His life and behaviors caused him to be driven from polite society.  He now lived among the tombs completely controlled by the demonsContinue reading “Luke 8 Part 3–Help for a Hopeless Man”

Isaiah 64–The Reality of Sin and Forgiveness

Isaiah makes the case for a fallen Israel.  Now, remember this is a long time before any of the devastation was present.  It had to be strange reading by the king, but looking back, we know God revealed to Isaiah a full picture of the fall, the dispersal and the redemption and restoration of HisContinue reading “Isaiah 64–The Reality of Sin and Forgiveness”

Isaiah 8 Part 1–How Prophet’s Name Their Kids

Isaiah’s first Son was mentioned in Chapter 7, Shear-jashub which means A remnant shall return.  Now in Chapter 8, we meet Isaiah’s 2nd son Maher-shalal-hash-baz which means “the spoil speeds, the prey hastens.”  It must have been difficult to be God’s messenger.  Not only do you work for God, no small career move, but then God tells you what to name your childrenContinue reading “Isaiah 8 Part 1–How Prophet’s Name Their Kids”

Isaiah 5 Part 1–The Vineyard Story

Isaiah shares the pain of the Lord in a practical way.  God invested so much time and energy to prepare, protect,  and provide for Israel. From the moment He led them from Egypt, He cared and led the chosen people into a promised Land.  His goal was always for Israel to be His ambassadors toContinue reading “Isaiah 5 Part 1–The Vineyard Story”

Joshua 7 part 2–The Hard Part of Leading

Joshua had no choice.  There was a member of his people that directly disobeyed God.  A nice cloak a bar of Gold and some silver seemed to be worth the lives of Achan’s fellow Israelites.  So, Joshua brought Achan out and asked for the truth. Achan confessed the goods retrieved and Achan, his family andContinue reading “Joshua 7 part 2–The Hard Part of Leading”

Everybody Loses–Genesis 3 Part 2

When one thinks of the price of sin, it is really staggering.  In an instant, the world changed from being a paradise where all were living in harmony, to a place of discord–where death became real and chaos began to take its toll.  Animals had to begin to fear men.  Gardening became hard work, notContinue reading “Everybody Loses–Genesis 3 Part 2”

To Know or To Live–Genesis 3 Part 1

In retrospect, I think I would have chosen immortality.  But, it seems that from the beginning, we have always wanted to know more.  We could never be content with the way things were, we always needed to move forward.  If I only knew the answer to this question, this issue, this life stage–then I wouldContinue reading “To Know or To Live–Genesis 3 Part 1”

The Advocate–1 John 2 part 1

As an attorney, one of my favorite qualities of Christ is him as our advocate.  He knows us for the sinners that we are.  He knows we are frail and daily subject to falling into sin and independence from him.  Still, despite that, he intercedes on our behalf. Oddly, there stands Satan–the prosecutor; accusing usContinue reading “The Advocate–1 John 2 part 1”

In God We Trust–2 Samuel 24

In whom do you trust? On American currency, it says in God we trust.  But as you look at the actions of our nation, there is little that would evidence the phrase on our money. The nation of Israel mere known as God’s chosen people and throughout their history, they had acquired lands, received provisionContinue reading “In God We Trust–2 Samuel 24”