Chips Off The Old Block

CHIPS OFF THE OLD BLOCK  “‘Abraham is our father,’ they answered.’If you were Abraham’s children,’ said Jesus, ‘then you would do what Abraham did. As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man that has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. You are doing the works …Continue reading →


GOD KILLERS  “For this reason they tried all the more to kill Him; not only was He breaking the Sabbath but He was even calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.” John 5:18 (NIV). Did these religious leaders also look forward to the coming of the Messiah? Judging by their attitude to Jesus, I think not. Jesus’ …Continue reading →

Afraid Of What?

AFRAID OF WHAT?  “‘For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through Him. “‘Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does …Continue reading →

The Real Test

THE REAL TEST  “Just then a religion scholar stood up with a question to test Jesus.’Teacher, what do I need to do to get eternal life?’ He answered, ‘What’s written in God’s Law? How do you interpret it?’ “He said, ‘That you love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and muscle and intelligence — and that …Continue reading →

Glimpses Of The Great God: Day Twenty Two

DAY TWENTY TWO  Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in the very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became …Continue reading →

Whose Agenda?

WHOSE AGENDA? “By this time we had lost a lot of time. We had passed the autumn equinox, so it would be stormy weather from now on through the winter, too dangerous for sailing. Paul warned, ‘I see only disaster ahead for cargo and ship — to say nothing of our lives! — if we put out to sea now.’ …Continue reading →

A Job Well Done

A JOB WELL DONE “Paul and Barnabas handpicked leaders in each church. After praying — their prayers intensified by fasting — they presented these new leaders to the Master to whom they had entrusted their lives. Working their way back through Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia and preached in Perga. Finally, they made it to Attalia and caught a ship …Continue reading →

Herod’s Sticky End

HEROD’S STICKY END “At daybreak the jail was in an uproar.’Where is Peter? What’s happened to Peter?’ When Herod sent for him and they could not produce him nor explain why not, he ordered their execution. ‘Off with their heads!’ Fed up with Judea and the Jews, he went for a vacation to Caesarea.” Acts 12:18-19 (The Message). Judgment on …Continue reading →