Apathy of Cain

Most of us are familiar with the story of Cain and Able. If you’ve ever opened the Bible with the intent to read the whole thing cover to cover you’ve at least made it that far without giving up. You maybe sat through Sunday school class and learned about “the evil Cain.” We have beenContinue reading “Apathy of Cain”

Wandering in the Wasteland

Even the wilderness and desert will be glad in those days. The wasteland will rejoice and blossom with spring crocuses. Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy! The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon, as lovely as Mount Carmel or the plains of Sharon. There theContinue reading “Wandering in the Wasteland”

Unreasonable

Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” Matthew 19:26 When is the last time you did something unreasonable? Common sense said it was a terrible idea, but you threw logic to the wind and just went with it. How did that work out forContinue reading “Unreasonable”

You Promise?

Just say a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ Anything beyond this is from the evil one. Matthew 5:37 Let me ask you something. How many promises have you broken? Even if you could describe yourself as amazing at keeping promises I would guess that you’ve at least broken one, right? I willContinue reading “You Promise?”

The First Steps of Faith

A friend of yours finally convinces you to go to church. “I’ll go, but I’m not drinking the kool aid,” you joke to them. You get there and you are a little skeptical. This isn’t the first time you’ve tried to understand this whole Jesus thing, but what’s one more time going to hurt, right?Continue reading “The First Steps of Faith”

Unfair Pay?

So those who are last now will be first then, and those who are first will be last. – Matthew 20:16 I would highly recommend going through and reading Matthew 20:1-16 before reading this because it will make a lot more since, but for those of you pressed on time, I will give you theContinue reading “Unfair Pay?”

Giving Up Your Life to Live Wholly with Christ

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you want to be my follower you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will saveContinue reading “Giving Up Your Life to Live Wholly with Christ”