When I lived in Africa, I met a woman who ignored her dying child. We were ministering to people in the mission hospital when we happened upon a woman in the children’s ward. Her infant was hooked up to half a dozen machines and had a dozen tubes protruding from the small body. The doctors had told us that there was nothing that could be done to save the child. So they were […]
The Christian life is more than believing a list of facts on a creed. It’s more than sitting in church. It’s more than experiencing amazing worship and raising your hands. It’s more than “giving up” your Sunday mornings and tithing a piece of your salary.
True Christianity is living a life submitted.
Many times in our individualized, American culture today, being a Christian is often more focused and catered to the consumer. […]
John 11 and John 12
It last happened a moment prior to the distinct thuds of a floor well-percussed by our persistent gymnast. The well-known sound of laughter, age 10 abruptly faded along with “Rated TV-Y-7” Dude Perfect antics back to black. It was like thunder rolled in angry in pursuit of a violent lightning stab and then it finally happened; the power died. This is when life got serious for […]
John 10:4-5 says “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.”
As we learned this Sunday, shepherds were extremely protective of their flock. A good shepherd would name, build shelter for, defend, guide, and comfort his flock. This was his life. Sometimes, flocks would be […]
Have you ever asked the question of why something happened? Maybe it was an event or circumstance in your own life or the life of a loved one. Perhaps someone you passed by during the course of a day struck your attention due to their appearance or predicament.
I find “why” to be a common question in many of our lives. The story of John 9 is a story of the […]