The right response to miracles – John 4:43-5:15, Part 2

It’s early in his ministry years, and after having been away from home for awhile, Jesus is heading home. Will he, like he mentioned in John 4, verse 44, be treated with contempt? Or will he receive a hero’s welcome? John writes this in John 4, verses 45-47: “When he arrived in Galilee, the GalileansContinue reading “The right response to miracles – John 4:43-5:15, Part 2”

How Jesus fulfills a prophecy about being light in the darkness – Christmas 2022, Part 4

One of the guys who wrote the story of his friend Jesus, as I said in an earlier post this week, was Matthew.  Matthew, like John, was one of the 12 disciples who followed Jesus around for three years, learning from Jesus how to shine light in the darkness of the world.  Matthew tells usContinue reading “How Jesus fulfills a prophecy about being light in the darkness – Christmas 2022, Part 4”

Hope for those in darkness – Christmas 2022, Part 3

Where do we find light in this dark world? Where do we find hope? Sometime people seek answers in harmful ways and places.  They seek answers by indulging in the pleasures of life, or in addictive substances.  Could be in social media, pornography, or television.  All kinds of entertainment.  We try to bring light intoContinue reading “Hope for those in darkness – Christmas 2022, Part 3”

The important connection between building highways and depression – Advent 2022, Week 4, Part 2

Editor’s Note: This post is written by guest blogger, David Hundert. David is a current Master of Divinity student at Evangelical Seminary. As I mentioned in the previous post, the meaning of Advent is connected to an ancient phrase from the Hebrew prophet Isaiah: “Prepare the way for the Lord…” What was Isaiah talking about,Continue reading “The important connection between building highways and depression – Advent 2022, Week 4, Part 2”

Hope leads us to boldness – Advent 2022, Week 1, Part 5

Editor’s Note: This week I welcome guest blogger, Daymarr Jackson. In addition to his full-time day job, Daymarr is Faith Church’s youth leader, and a chaplain candidate in the PA Army National Guard. He is studying for his Master of Divinity at Evangelical Seminary (Kairos). He and his wife, Danielys, have two kids. If hopeContinue reading “Hope leads us to boldness – Advent 2022, Week 1, Part 5”

How to wait in hopeful expectation – Advent 2022, Week 1, Part 4

Editor’s Note: This week I welcome guest blogger, Daymarr Jackson. In addition to his full-time day job, Daymarr is Faith Church’s youth leader, and a chaplain candidate in the PA Army National Guard. He is studying for his Master of Divinity at Evangelical Seminary (Kairos). He and his wife, Danielys, have two kids. Jesus talksContinue reading “How to wait in hopeful expectation – Advent 2022, Week 1, Part 4”

Hope & the Kingdom of God – Advent 2022, Week 1, Part 3

Editor’s Note: This week I welcome guest blogger, Daymarr Jackson. In addition to his full-time day job, Daymarr is Faith Church’s youth leader, and a chaplain candidate in the PA Army National Guard. He is studying for his Master of Divinity at Evangelical Seminary (Kairos). He and his wife, Danielys, have two kids. What isContinue reading “Hope & the Kingdom of God – Advent 2022, Week 1, Part 3”

When hope dwindles – Advent 2022, Week 1, Part 2

Editor’s Note: This week I welcome guest blogger, Daymarr Jackson. In addition to his full-time day job, Daymarr is Faith Church’s youth leader, and a chaplain candidate in the PA Army National Guard. He is studying for his Master of Divinity at Evangelical Seminary (Kairos). He and his wife, Danielys, have two kids. This firstContinue reading “When hope dwindles – Advent 2022, Week 1, Part 2”

Can we have hope in pain and suffering? – Advent 2022, Week 1, Part 1

Editor’s Note: This week I welcome guest blogger, Daymarr Jackson. In addition to his full-time day job, Daymarr is Faith Church’s youth leader, and a chaplain candidate in the PA Army National Guard. He is at Evangelical Seminary (Kairos) studying for his Master of Divinity. He and his wife, Danielys, have two kids. How canContinue reading “Can we have hope in pain and suffering? – Advent 2022, Week 1, Part 1”

What I learned about God’s wrath – John 3:22-36, Part 5

If you’ve been a Christian for a few months, and during that time you’ve attended worship services at a church, my guess is that you’ve heard songs that mention God’s wrath. The song, “In Christ Alone,” says “the wrath of God was satisfied” when Jesus died on the cross. And “The Battle Hymn of theContinue reading “What I learned about God’s wrath – John 3:22-36, Part 5”