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Watching and Waiting

“When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”” (John 5:6) Of all the “Questions God Asks,” this one is [...]

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Bread of Life

“When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.” (Mark 6:34, NIV) Outside [...]

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Unlikely Heroes

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.“ (Proverbs 27:1, NIV) Years ago, when my son was a toddler, I said goodbye at the front door and left for [...]

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Doing Things God’s Way

“But doom to you who fight your Maker— you’re a pot at odds with the potter! Does clay talk back to the potter: ‘What are you doing? What clumsy fingers!’” (Isaiah 45:9, The Message) [...]

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Greater Things?

“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.“ (John 14:12, NIV) Let’s [...]

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Abra Cadabra Jesus!

Acts 19:13-16 (HCSB) 13 Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists attempted to pronounce the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “I command you by the Jesus whom [...]

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A Reasonable Faith

Acts 17:16-17 (NIV) 16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the [...]

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Pass it on!

Acts 16:26-34 (NIV) 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody’s chains came loose. 27 [...]

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On Demons, Money, and Lies

Acts 16:16-21 (NIV) 16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her [...]

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Good News / Bad News

When Paul and Barnabas came to Lystra and Derbe, a man who had been crippled since birth was healed.  Amazed, the people jumped to the conclusion that these apostles were gods: Zeus and Hermes.  [...]

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Go Team!

“At Iconium Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue. There they spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Gentiles believed. But the Jews who refused to believe [...]

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Here’s Your Sign

“…The proconsul, an intelligent man, sent for Barnabas and Saul because he wanted to hear the word of God. But Elymas the sorcerer (for that is what his name means) opposed them and tried [...]