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Love is the Answer

“But you, dear friends…” (Jude 20, CSB) That’s how Jude begins the final section of his short letter. Sometimes the most important words are the smallest and seemingly inconsequential. Imagine a [...]

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Walking with God

“It was about these that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied: “Look! The Lord comes with tens of thousands of his holy ones” (Jude 14, CSB) In describing the troublemakers in [...]

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Dangerous Reefs

“These people are dangerous reefs …” (Jude 12) Not too far from Australia and the Great Barrier Reef lie at least five ships at the bottom of the ocean. The reefs that caused these tragedies [...]

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Toxic Environments

“In the very same way, these dreamers pollute ….” (Jude 8) Sodom and Gomorrah was a toxic place. Lot and his family almost paid dearly. Originally, Genesis 13 tells us Lot’s desire was to live [...]

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The Heart of Sin

“Then Samuel said: Does the Lord take pleasure in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? Look: to obey is better than sacrifice, to pay attention is better than the fat of [...]

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Safely Home

“See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.”” (Isaiah 42:9, NIV84) I head into 2020 with great anticipation of the [...]

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The Gift of the Magi

“…and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the [...]

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God on Trial

“Take Me to court; let us argue our case together. State your case, so that you may be vindicated.” (Isaiah 43:26, HCSB) Why doesn’t God do something?! Have you ever asked that question? [...]

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The Suffering Servant

“He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” (Isaiah 53:3) This was how [...]

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A Weary World Rejoices

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28, NIV84) Have you ever seen Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs chart? It is a visual representation of what [...]

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“By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.” (Hebrews 11:23) The author of [...]

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Who is Jesus?

“When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”” (Matthew 16:13) Who is Jesus? This is a question that has been asked for two [...]