Jesus’ first kingly act? He goes to the market! – Matthew 21:1-17, Part 2

In my county, we have many farmers’ markets and bazaars, places where people can rent space, set up a stand and sell their produce or wares. The three most popular and busy are probably Central Market in the city, Green Dragon in Ephrata, and Root’s in Manheim, though there are others. They are incredibly funContinue reading “Jesus’ first kingly act? He goes to the market! – Matthew 21:1-17, Part 2”

The king and the secret princess – Our Identity: In God, Part 1

I want to tell you a parable. There was a king who wanted to have more connection with the people in his kingdom, so he decided to have a weekly briefing.  At the briefing, reporters from various news agencies in the kingdom would come to the briefing, and they would talk with the king, andContinue reading “The king and the secret princess – Our Identity: In God, Part 1”

Supreme Courts and Presidents [God’s heart for good government, part 3]

God wants there to be supreme courts and presidents.  Really?  Well, kind of.  In this series, we are studying Deuteronomy 17, seeking God’s heart for good government, and we move from what God instructed Israel to do with local governance to what he wanted for their national governance: supreme courts and presidents! In Deut. 17:8-20, he describesContinue reading “Supreme Courts and Presidents [God’s heart for good government, part 3]”