October 3, 2018

   19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, 20 where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.  Heb 6:19-20 ESV...

September 7, 2018

Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.  Luke 12:15 NIV

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Luke 12:34 NIV

  In the Gospel of Luke Jesus is rudely  confronted by a man who asks h...

August 16, 2018

Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”PS 46:10 ESV

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, wher...

July 10, 2018

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jer 29:11 NIV

  This past month very little has gone according to plan. First off I contracted pneumonia on...

July 10, 2018

5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being fou...

May 5, 2018

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”  Is 52:7 NIV

This week I had the distinct privilege of teaching this passage...

April 3, 2018

We had driven all the way to Arizona from Texas. We had hiked in the Chiricahua National Monument and climbed at the Dragoon Mountains. Finally we arrived at the Grand Canyon. We herded 25 students to the visitor center, hurried to a shuttle, and then arrived at the he...

March 8, 2018

 Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.  Matt 19:13-14 ESV...

February 7, 2018

 28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”  Matt 11:28-20 NKJV...

January 8, 2018

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. John 1:5 NLT
After a recent caving trip with a group of college students, we stopped to talk about the experience.  I asked the students a series of simple questions. “What’s the opposite of...

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