Authorized

June 7, 2020
The Great Commission passage is one of the places in Scripture where we see mention of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. On this Trinity Sunday, we will consider the…

All Shook Up

May 31, 2020
Today is Pentecost.  We celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit.  It marks the birthday of the church.  Does the coming of the Holy Spirit affect your life?  How does…

A Commandment to Love

May 17, 2020
Jesus talks to His disciples about love in a very commanding way...not a feeling, but rather a requirement of following Christ.

Easter Joy

April 12, 2020
The amazing truth about Easter is that Jesus came back! And He came back to YOU AND ME!
"Where does help come from?" seems to be the guiding question that sets the psalm in motion.  The Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth, is presented as Helper.  The…

The Old and New Adam

March 1, 2020
Let's open Lent with Paul's reflections on the refashioning of humanity from the "Old Adam" under the "fall" to the "New Adam" in Christ.  Lent is that forty-day period when…

True Happiness

February 16, 2020
This is a psalm addressed to God and to the "nations."  Where do we come in?  What are we able to hear that is addressed to us?  And what's to…
The psalm speaks of the "Fear of the Lord," (rendered "honor" by some translations).  "Fear" does not mean "to be afraid" but rather a posture toward God similar to the…