The psalmist says that God "leaned down to me; he listened to my cry for help" (v. 1).  Psalms of thanksgiving tend to have a stereotypical form: the crisis is…

Jesus Christ is Seizing Us!

January 5, 2020
John begins at the beginning, intentionally paralleling much of the language from Genesis (which means “In the beginning”). If you thought that the birth of Christ was a sweet story…

Love: God with Us!

December 22, 2019
Matthew explicitly says that Mary was a virgin, thus signifying that this is no ordinary human birth. In this birth, God is at work bringing about God’s purposes for the…

Joy: Go and Tell John

December 15, 2019
John the Baptist is in jail and he is asking questions.  The questions seem to arise, not out of belief, but from doubt.  If Jesus is God's Messiah, God's answer…
We have here in Romans 15 one of the rare instances where Paul interrupts his testimony to speak of the testimony that is scripture.  Perhaps that's the reason that this…
While we don't know the timing of Christ's return, we have reassurance that Christ will return.  Here is a message that serves to engender hope rather than fear among the…