Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when He heard that Lazarus was sick, He stayed where He was two more days. (John 11:5-6) This is one of those verses in the Bible which make me wonder, “What in the world was Jesus thinking?” He loved Lazarus, Martha and Mary, and because […]

God made us the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. It says in Romans 3:21-25a: But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and […]

One thing that many of us have learned to do with some kinds of electronics is to hit the reset button. Older computers used to have a special button called the reset button that you would press when things weren’t working as well as they should. (Some of you may remember how annoying it was […]

After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.  For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom […]

(This message is based on Luke 15:11-31.) Today is Father’s Day, and we are going to mark that occasion by reflecting on a story that Jesus told of a father with two sons. It is recorded in Luke 15:11-31, so if you like to turn there on your Bible app on your smartphone or in […]

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live even though they die, and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26) Jesus is the Master of the metaphor. When he describes himself using a metaphor, he not […]

“Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” (John 2:10) Sometimes my heart breaks over the difference between what is and what should be. For example, when I hear stories in the news of […]