Making Jesus Known

Luke 2:16-17 says, “And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.” After the shepherds had the amazing encounter with the angels, they went to see Jesus for…

Facing the Truth – Acts 3:11-26

Facing the Truth – Acts 3:11-26 What is truth? Truth is reality. Truth is raw. Truth shows no partiality. There are two ideas concerning truth that people have. Some say that truth is relative, others say that truth is absolute. I believe the issue here has to do with properly defining what truth is. You…

Joy and Sorrow – Genesis 35:16-29

Life is filled with many ups and downs. You may experience great joy and tremendous sorrow in the same day or even in the same moment. Most everyone knows what it is like to hear good news and bad news in the same day. Most everyone knows what it is like to see both joy…

Here comes a miracle – Acts 3:1-10

Do you need a miracle in your life? Are you at a place where there is nothing more you can do, and you need God to act? Sometimes we just simply need a miracle. Here in Acts 3, we have the account of the miraculous healing of a lame man. There are several things we…

God’s Grace in the Midst of Wickedness – Genesis 34

  Genesis 34 is probably one of the most disturbing chapters in all the Bible. It shows how far mankind can go in their sin. However, it also shows God’s grace in the midst of such wickedness. As the New American Commentary states: “In the context of the Joseph narrative (chaps. 37–50), chap. 34 provides…

Forgiveness and Reconciliation – Genesis 33

  In chapter 32 of Genesis we saw how Jacob had a faith crisis. He struggled with his upcoming encounter with Esau. He was concerned for his own safety and the safety of his family. In his faith crisis, Jacob was humbled by the hand of God. He learned that God’s way is always the…