“They have been with Jesus.”

“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus" ‭‭(Acts‬ ‭4:13‬, NIV‬‬). Adapted from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening, February 11: A Christian should be a striking likeness of Jesus. You have read about … Continue reading “They have been with Jesus.”

5 Essentials for a Better Bible Study

Yesterday marked the first completion of reading the Bible through in a year for me. 2019 was a great year of faith building and growth in Christ and I believe this was largely due to a consistent time with God in His Word and in prayer. Here I'm compiling five things that made the most … Continue reading 5 Essentials for a Better Bible Study

C.S. Lewis on the Interstellar and Redemption

I'm reading The Business of Heaven by CS Lewis and read an excerpt called Life on Other Planets. Below I have adapted his thoughts in modernized American English. "If there are other rational species other than life on earth, are they fallen and sinful like us? This is a point easily forgotten. Some think that … Continue reading C.S. Lewis on the Interstellar and Redemption

Hide and Seek

I've never really understood Romans 10:6-7 ("Do not say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven' (that is to bring Christ down') or, 'Who will descend into the abyss?' (that is to bring Christ up from the dead)." until today. Paul's point is that faith doesn't require what John MacArthur calls "some impossible odyssey" … Continue reading Hide and Seek

The Bookends of the Commandments

“You shall have no other gods before me... You shall not covet your neighbor's ...” Exodus 20:3, 17 ESV Francis Schaefer in his book True Spirituality, claims that the bookends of the Ten Commandments deal with gratitude toward God in the first, and toward others in the last. Jesus said the whole law and the … Continue reading The Bookends of the Commandments

I didn’t feel like typing today

I'm reading The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron lately and have agreed to write what she calls the "Morning Pages". She says that three pages are the minimum but I don't feel like doing that much. The goal is to turn the fawcett of creativity early on in the day in the hopes of it … Continue reading I didn’t feel like typing today

You Don’t Need the New iPhone

Jesus has rocked my world. If you think you know Him well there’s more. Better men and women than us in 2000 years of historical Christian witness have tried to sound the depths of Christ’s love and have all come back wanting. In humility go to the well and ask Him to reveal Himself to … Continue reading You Don’t Need the New iPhone