It’s hard to stop looking at the photo: a dad and his daughter. She was gunned down while in school in Nashville this week. Nine years old. A horrible tragedy that I can’t get out of my mind. Not only because of what the parents are going through, but the stupidity of our culture.
I know that it is bad form today to use the word stupid. The Bible doesn’t shy from this:
…in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me,
when as yet there was not one of them. Psalm 139:16
I have often thought of the many, many times that God has spared me from tragedy. I have yet to come up with a good phrase for it, but I call it “tragedies unfilled”. These are the disasters that the Lord prevents, many of which are totally unknown to m...
And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.” Revelation 5:5
It would be appropriate for some to argue that including this in our list is suspect because there is only one verse in the Scripture that names Jesus as Lion. But if one ver...
Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you. 1 John 3:13
The following is a commentary that I submitted to our local paper, The Gazette Telegraph. The context for my commentary was the mass shooting that occurred on November 19, 2022 at Club Q in Colorado Springs and the immediate narrative that became prominent in the newspapers, local and national. Five people were killed and...
Today starts a new year and it also starts our plan to read through the Bible together over a 2-year period. We have teamed up with Bible Study Together to travel through the Scripture not only chronologically, but also in an integrated journey, so that when we are reading about Abraham offering Isaac, we will that same day read about how Jesus fulfills this type in the book of Hebrews.
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
When God was announcing the birth of Jesus, the advent of Christ, the coming of the long-awaited Messiah promised all the way back in the Garden of Eden, He used these words:
The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
“I am the way, and the truth, and the LIFE...” John 14:6
I suppose there is nothing that we take for granted more than the reality of life. We wake in the morning and get out of bed and go about our daily activities. And yet, we seldom stop to ponder that everything we did that day was because we were animated by this mysterious thing called life. Our eyes see, o...
“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29
I find it fascinating that the very first description of Jesus, as He was beginning His ministry here on earth, is that He was declared to be the “Lamb of God”. For us today, the imagery provokes something soft and huggable. My granddaughter has a fluffy lamb doll. We have several...
WOW! TERRIBLE. I’M ASHAMED OF THE GAME. QUOTE ME. I’M ASHAMED OF THE GAME.
HOUSTON ASTROS MANAGER DUSTY BAKER
I don’t follow Major League Baseball anymore. I suppose you can rack that up to my rebellion against all things Woke. MLB moved their All-Star game from Atlanta to Denver, screaming all kinds of silly stuff about Georgia being racist and it was the proverbial str...
I am excited to be going to Port Charlotte, Florida this week!
Our Engagement Project seminar will be held at Murdock Baptist Church on Saturday, November 5th.
If the Lord is leading you to consider being a part of this, please join us. I will look forward to seeing you there.
Sign up here.