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May 25, 2017

James: In Speech (The Power of Words)

“Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark” —James 3:5   I almost failed Grade 5.  I couldn’t seem to focus or concentrate—math in particular was very hard for ...

May 18, 2017

James: In Faith

Someone once told me that I had the gift of faith. Someone once told me that my faith was weakness, and that I believed ...Someone once told me that I had the gift of faith. Someone once told me that my faith was weakness, and that I believed blindly like a child. I have wrestled with these contradictory ...

May 11, 2017

James: In Kindness

“My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.” James 2:1 Over the past ...“My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.” James 2:1 Over the past 10 years I have slowly begun to recognize the social ...

May 4, 2017

James: In Obedience (Steal My Gaze, Jesus)

Steal My Gaze, Jesus James 1:17-26 Everyone should be quick to listen, and slow to speak, and slow to become angry. —James 1:19 I ...Steal My Gaze, Jesus James 1:17-26 Everyone should be quick to listen, and slow to speak, and slow to become angry. —James 1:19 I can’t tell you how frequently and thoroughly I fail this ...

April 27, 2017

James: In Trials & Tests

Grow Up: Exhortations from James James 1:1-16 “In Trials & Tests” — excerpts from the teaching by Rusty Foerger There is no other book ...Grow Up: Exhortations from James James 1:1-16 “In Trials & Tests” — excerpts from the teaching by Rusty Foerger There is no other book in the Bible that starts this way—that drops us into ...

April 14, 2017

Good Friday: Darkness Fell Over the Land

Good Friday is an interesting name for a day on which darkness settled over the earth. Every year we march (or trudge) inexorably to this fateful day, passing through Palm Sunday with it’s seemingly ...

April 13, 2017

Maundy Thursday: Eucharist & Communion

On this Maundy Thursday we remember the Lord’s Supper. The Eucharist or, as some call it, Communion, is the act of coming together to partake in the bread and the wine, replicating in some ...

April 12, 2017

Passion Week Wednesday: Perfume & A Kiss

  Matthew 26. 12,13 By pouring this ointment on my body she has prepared me for burial.  Truly I tell you, wherever this good ...  Matthew 26. 12,13 By pouring this ointment on my body she has prepared me for burial.  Truly I tell you, wherever this good news is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has ...

April 11, 2017

Passion Week Tuesday: A Breath of Fresh Air

  For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the ...  For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. ―1 Corinthians 1:18   The writer Sam ...

April 10, 2017

Passion Week Monday: A Life Poured Out

“This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” And in the same way He took the cup ...“This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured ...

April 6, 2017

Do You Love Me Above All Else?

God has been challenging me with one simple question: “Do you love Me above all else?” Will you choose Me when you find yourself ...God has been challenging me with one simple question: “Do you love Me above all else?” Will you choose Me when you find yourself desiring things of this world? Will you choose to put ...

March 29, 2017

Total Ellipse of the Heart

Following the death of Lazarus both Mary and Martha said to Jesus, “If only you had been here this wouldn’t have happened.” Have you ever asked God why He let something happen? Our understanding ...