Knowing God vs. Knowing About God

You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.—James 2:19

Years ago, I worked for the popular pastor of a large church. People were draw by his charismatic personality. He shared so many personal anecdotes in his messages that people felt they knew him. This made for some borderline creepy scenarios, both in person and via email. 

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The Death of an Innocent One

For Christ died for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit. – 1 Peter 3:18

Over the 16 years we have lived in our house, some of the wildlife on our property has come to view us as part of the landscape. Gary Cooper, (more…)

Your Story Isn’t Over

Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about 7 miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus Himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing Him.

 He asked them, “What are you (more…)

You’ve Fallen, But You Can Get Up!

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide an escape, so that you can stand up under it. – 1 Corinthians 10:13

Twice recently I have gone kablooey in my backyard – once falling (more…)

The Good and Humble King

On His robe and on His thigh He has this name written: King of kings and Lord of lords. – Revelation 19:16

There was a king over all the earth. He was good, he was kind, he was generous, he was wise, and he was patient. He ruled justly and benevolently, and in exchange, he asked the people to honor him and (more…)