Have You Seen Enough to Believe?

John 6 John 6 is the longest chapter in the book of John.  And it’s no wonder it’s so long because there are several major occurrences that are discussed in this one chapter alone.  Verses 1-14 cover the story of the feeding of 5,000.  Verses 16-21 tell the story of Jesus walking on water. TheContinue reading “Have You Seen Enough to Believe?”

Living on the Edge

John 5 I’ve always been fascinated by the inner workings of a clock or watch. Back in the 1980’s I wanted a Swatch watch that had a clear face so that the gears were visible. (Yes, I know that statement dates me!)  I am intrigued by how the separate gears fit together to cause other gearsContinue reading “Living on the Edge”

If You Only Knew

John 4 I’m confident that all of us have been in situations in which we are called on to introduce ourselves and tell a little bit about our lives.  We most likely would tell our name, mention how many children or grandchildren we had, what we did for a living, and possibly name a hobby. Continue reading “If You Only Knew”

Passionate Anger With an Exclamation Point!

John 2 – Week Two At this time of the year, around Christmas, our vision of Jesus is as a tiny baby in a little manger.  There’s something so innocent and pure about a newborn.  You can’t help but watch them as they sleep because there’s a calmness on their sweet faces as they sleep. Continue reading “Passionate Anger With an Exclamation Point!”

Jesus: The Best Undercover Boss

John 1:1-14 – Week One Now that Thanksgiving is behind us and the Christmas season has officially begun, we’ve started unboxing those Christmas ornaments, wreaths, and sweaters that we packed away less than a year ago.  Every year, at this time, I find things I forgot I had.  I’ll find a set of ornaments orContinue reading “Jesus: The Best Undercover Boss”

How to Be Thankful

Micah – Week Three Some families sat around the table this past Thursday and expressed what they were thankful for.  A survey was done two years ago around Thanksgiving.  I don’t know how many people were questioned, but their responses as to what they are most thankful for are fairly common, I would think. “84%Continue reading “How to Be Thankful”

Thankful in All Circumstances

Micah – Week Two We started studying the minor prophets in early September.  Amos said to God’s people in the Northern Kingdom, “Hear this word that the Lord has spoken against you, people of Israel, against the whole family that I brought out of the land of Egypt 2 You only have I loved soContinue reading “Thankful in All Circumstances”

Take Me to Your Leader

Micah – Week One Today begins our study on Micah, the last minor prophet we’ll discuss.  All of the minor prophets that we’ve covered (Amos, Jonah, and Hosea) are categorized as “minor” only because their written word in the Bible is much smaller than those considered to be major prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel & Ezekiel). Continue reading “Take Me to Your Leader”

Repent – It’s Past Time!

Hosea – Week Four Not everyone will agree with me on this, but there is something magical that occurs the Saturday after Halloween.  Daylight Savings Time ends.  I’ve always thought of it as my very favorite night of the year.  There’s something very empowering about literally changing time.  We get that extra hour to spendContinue reading “Repent – It’s Past Time!”

From Honoring Saints to Trick or Treating

Hosea 10 – Week Three It’s nearly November!  There is a holiday that began a couple of days ago and runs through the second day of November.  It’s called The Day of the Dead.  It’s considered a Mexican celebration and “is a time when families gather to honor and remember deceased loved ones. It isContinue reading “From Honoring Saints to Trick or Treating”