Jesus came eating and drinking and people thought that perhaps He had a demon. He ate with tax collectors and some considered Him to be unclean. He feasted with fishermen, and some thought Him to be an arrogant and uneducated Galillean hack. As God had been with Adam in the … [Read more...] about He Came to Gladden the Heart
Just a Thought
For better or worse, sometimes I only have a single, unqualified thought. This seemed as good a place as any to drop off some shareable quotes, poetry and a nuisance idea for those who need a shot.
September 13th–19th marks marriage week in Australia, 2020. In a day when many people are no longer sure about what a marriage is, it seemed a good idea to put down not just what the Bible says marriage is, but why it exists at all. Marriage sets forth the need for wholeness. … [Read more...] about What Marriage is For
The world is currently in the grip of a panicked fever. But fevers break, and so will this. In the meantime, many believers are concerned about having a good testimony. They want to be seen doing what everybody around them thinks is the right thing. But, as someone put it … [Read more...] about When the Fever Breaks
A servant of the gospel has a simple task. Shepherd the flock that is among you (1 Peter 5:2). Simple, but often overwhelming in practice. If the current chaos that God has sent upon the world is stress-testing the saints, then how much more those called to guide, guard and … [Read more...] about Pray for them that Keep Watch
It's pretty clear what 400 men armed with swords plan to do. Frustrated and hungry, they plan to make mince meat out of an idiot and his household. At least, that was David's plan. David and his men had been in exile, hiding from Saul for some time. But they were not idle. … [Read more...] about Frustrated for Our Own Good