Getting The Relationship Right

“In the same way, when you have done all that you were commanded, you should say, ‘We are worthless servants; we’ve only done our duty.” – Luke 17:10 My wife told me of having an ‘ah-ha’ moment ( I love those!) while reading Luke 18 yesterday. She has often experienced frustration with her actions being […]

You Can Come Home Again

Luke 15 is one of my favorite chapters in the Gospels, because it contains my favorite parable, the one known as the Prodigal Son. The name is not exactly accurate; there is much more to the parable. There are three characters in it, and all are important. But it’s proceeded by two shorter parables which […]

Counting the Cost

We live in a world where everyone wants to be part of something. They want to be a member, fan, or follower of things that are popular, hip, or current. Sadly, there are some who view the Christian church the same way. Whether for social prominence,  being part of something that offers great music and […]

Who is My Neighbor?

“But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” -Luke 10:29 I meant to write this blog a few days ago but just didn’t feel up to the task. In Luke 10 we are introduced to a lawyer who is testing Jesus, but is also wanting to make himself look […]

Waiting a Lifetime

“Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 27 Moved by the Spirit, […]