Is there hope during these dark days of Christmas 2016?

Just in the news on Monday 12/19/16: The Chinese Navy intercepts a US Navy underwater drone. A Turkish man assassinates a Russian Ambassador. A man drives a truck into a Berlin, Germany, Church Christmas market killing 12, injuring dozens more. The American Electoral College elects Donald Trump president, a candidate whose major proposals included buildingContinue reading “Is there hope during these dark days of Christmas 2016?”

Life’s not fair, and Jesus is not at all OK with that

Do you ever feel like the world is not fair? Think about it.  There are the powerful and the powerless.  The predator and the prey.  The lion and the mouse.  This clip illustrates not just the lack of fairness in the animal kingdom, but the disadvantage in our society as well.  Those born into privilegeContinue reading “Life’s not fair, and Jesus is not at all OK with that”

Turning guns into plows – Just a future vision? Or possible now too?

A vision of the mountain of God!  We’re studying prophecy during Advent 2016, and week 1 takes us to Isaiah 2:1-5, a glorious image of events in the last days. The temple mount is in Jerusalem, and it is not all that high.  When you think of tall mountains around the world, you don’t thinkContinue reading “Turning guns into plows – Just a future vision? Or possible now too?”

Are you infected with MTD? – Luke 9:18-27

Many are infected and don’t know it.  The virus is MTD.  What is MTD?  Read on to find out, and how Jesus responds to MTD.  After allowing Peter to answer the question “Who do you say that I am?” with the words “You are the Christ/Messiah of God”, Jesus goes on to say two veryContinue reading “Are you infected with MTD? – Luke 9:18-27”

What if Jesus turns out to be someone we don’t like? – Luke 4:14-30

What if Jesus turns out to be someone we don’t like? In Luke 4:14-30 we read about how Jesus, having just started his preaching ministry, returns to his hometown.  Kinda like the singing competition TV shows.  When they get near the final round, they send the remaining contestants home with a film crew to adoringContinue reading “What if Jesus turns out to be someone we don’t like? – Luke 4:14-30”