Jesus was and was not the Messiah? – Mark 11, Part 2

How does my experiment with the American flag relate to Palm Sunday? You can read about that experiment in the previous post.   As we begin to answer that question, turn with me to Mark 11, and read the story of the first Palm Sunday.  We are studying Mark’s account of the story of Jesus’ TriumphalContinue reading “Jesus was and was not the Messiah? – Mark 11, Part 2”

Paul…on trial again – Acts 24-26, Part 2

Have you ever been on trial in a courtroom? I was once. I was 17, scared, nervous, and very guilty. I wrote about that story here. This week we’re learning from the Apostle Paul how to talk about God, and in Acts 24-26 he’s back on trial, but this time Paul testifies before the bigwigsContinue reading “Paul…on trial again – Acts 24-26, Part 2”

Are you counting your blessings the right way? (or the wrong way?) – Acts 12, Part 2

Have you ever been around a child learning to count? My kids, at that very early stage, would often skip numbers in the teens, “11, 12, 13…15, 16, 17…” It was humorous, but we would stop them and say, “You missed 14…let’s try it again.” After practice, they learned. In the previous post, I suggestedContinue reading “Are you counting your blessings the right way? (or the wrong way?) – Acts 12, Part 2”