Jesus on trial calls his fourth witness – John 5:31-47, Part 4

Now we arrive at the fourth and final witness that Jesus calls to the stand in his defense.  In John 5, verses 38-39 we read, “…nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent. You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternalContinue reading “Jesus on trial calls his fourth witness – John 5:31-47, Part 4”

How to practice our faith like Jesus – Honest Advent Week 4, Part 5

What should we do to use our bodies to express our faith?  In the previous post, I mentioned church attendance. But an embodied faith must go well beyond church worship service attendance. So look to Jesus.  Jesus had a human body, and he showed us how to live.  Jesus invites to do what he did.Continue reading “How to practice our faith like Jesus – Honest Advent Week 4, Part 5”

Three practices to overcome fear – Characters: David & Goliath, Part 5

In this series of posts about the story of David and Goliath, we have seen the Israelite army running in fear from the intimidating giant, Goliath. To best understand the question I am going to ask next, I encourage you to go back and read at least the previous post, if not all four, staringContinue reading “Three practices to overcome fear – Characters: David & Goliath, Part 5”

How to hear God speak through the Bible

  Many people say they do not hear God.  Many others say they do hear God speak.  I believe them.  God speaks through dreams, visions, audible voices, etc.  I’m sometimes jealous of that because I do not believe I have ever heard God speak to me in an audible voice, or in a whisper inContinue reading “How to hear God speak through the Bible”