Pride & prejudice will go to amazing lengths in an attempt to justify its foolishness.
In today's passage, the religious leaders offer one of the dumbest suggestions for where Jesus' power over demons comes from. Their logic is completely absurd.
But, here's...read >>
Are you faithful witness of Christ's love & life? Have you run into difficulty with others when trying to share the love & truth of Christ with friends, family? It seems more often than not they always have a reason not to see or trust your witness. Maybe...read >>
Have you ever overlooked the obvious? Maybe it was a speed limit sign? Maybe an item on the grocery list you could've sworn wasn't there before.
Who hasn't overlooked the obvious? But the question is, how do we respond when we do?
When it comes to Jesus, God's...read >>
In Matthew 10, Jesus said, "Everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven."
Have you acknowledged Jesus before men?...read >>
During our first week of the doctrinal series we took a good look at our glorious God who exists in an eternal, loving, Trinitarian community. From the overflow of their love for each other, our Creator made us in His image. Last week we considered the the glorious...read >>
The Light of the World arrested into darkness, confusion, and chaos.read >>
Isaiah saw what we must see. The effect of what he saw? "Woe is me for I am a man of sin..." Humility, an awareness of his sin, and, therefore, repentance: a turning to the Lord of mercy and grace... in other words: SALVATION!
So what was it that Isaiah saw? What...read >>
Have you missed Jesus? I have!
Two weeks have passed since we last enjoyed the King on the scene. Well... He's back! And just in time...
The blind man just got the boot from the religious authorities for his affiliation with Jesus... the Scripture says they cast...read >>
An Amazing Thing happens in today's passage. And Jesus' provision of sight to a blind man isn't it.
Something even more amazing... The blind man can see... really see... as in make connections, spiritual connections that learned, trained, scholarly historians have...read >>
Can you think of a reason to celebrate? I don't know... turning 40? 15th anniversary? "Cubs win! Cubs win! Cubs win!"?
No doubt there are lots of reasons to party, but few as noteworthy as the Sabbath day celebration that should have been...
"Should have been"?...read >>
After seeing nothing but spiritual blindness in chapters 7 and 8, today, as we begin chapter nine, Jesus touches an untouchable, a blind beggar, giving him sight and life in the Light of the World.
So what were the qualifications? Sin. Blindness. In other words......read >>
Ever looked for your glasses for twenty minutes or so only to pass by a mirror and notice them on your head? Missing the obvious is something the religious leaders struggled with in Jesus. The claims He made, the miracles, the teaching... only to fall on deaf ears...read >>
Men and women saw Him, but not all of those truly saw Him. Why did some mock, yet others worship?
He would never make the cover of muscle magazing, or GQ. No one would ever esteem His physical experience. The prophet Isaiah said He was most despised and rejected of...read >>