Division, division, division... it is so sad to see just how easily we are divided. With tens of thousands of different denominations in the United States alone, it doesn’t seem to take much for us to be divided as a people. We choose to separate over theology, philosophy, ethnicity, economics, and many other things. The... Continue Reading →
Taken while at the John 17:23 Pastor’s Retreat at Toah Nipi Retreat Center in Rindge NH. There is something special about fall in New England. I love the fact that this season means apple everything (cider donuts, apple crisp, apple pie 😋). For some, it might be pumpkin everything (I’ll stick with the apples, thank... Continue Reading →
Do You Have a Eunice (Or a Paul) in Your Life?
This past weekend we celebrated Mother’s Day. Hopefully you got a chance to celebrate with your mother if she is still with you, but I also know that this isn’t always the easiest time for people, especially if their moms are no longer around, or if there is a distance between you (either physically or... Continue Reading →
Who Could Stand?
What is it that could make Paul, the same person who said in Phil. 3 that if anyone has reasons to be confident in the flesh, he had more, also say in 1 Tim. 1:15-16 that he is the worst of sinners? This seems like a contradiction, but it isn’t... it’s all about perspective. In... Continue Reading →
A Call to Like-Mindedness
One great aspect of team sports is the call to like-mindedness. Although you might have different roles or job descriptions, you have one common purpose (win the championship). When individuals get caught up on personal goals, the focus breaks down and teams do not typically achieve their ultimate goal. For a newly formed team, there are... Continue Reading →
Even to the Gentiles!
Morning Devotions (with Bandit) by Seabird Island in FL... I must be honest, White Christian Nationalism doesn’t make any sense to me scripturally... how many chapters have to be missed to to have this kind of view? When we look at scripture, we would have been the outsiders looking in if Christ hadn’t clarified everything... Continue Reading →
For those who feel that there is a place for segregation in the body of Christ, i challenge you to dig further into the word. There are many places in the Word of God where He makes it clear that this isn’t the case. One of those places is Acts 10. In Acts chapter 10,... Continue Reading →
Do We Fear the Lord or the Lions?
In 2 Ki. 17, people were imported to Israel from all over Assyria, and lions came and were devouring them. They knew this was a sign, so they asked the king to send them a priest who could teach them how to worship the Lord of the land. So the priest began to teach them what it... Continue Reading →
The Iniquity of Doing Nothing…
Today in our Bible reading we are in Numbers 32, where two of the twelve tribes share in a desire to not cross over into the Promised Land. The land they see is “good enough” for their purposes. God has promised them a land “flowing with milk and honey,” but there is great, and there... Continue Reading →
This is the Service of…
In Numbers 4-5 (from last week’s reading), we saw the division of work that was given to the tribes of Levi. There were those who ministered, those who carried the holy things once they were covered, and those who carried the basic things. Oh, what a joy to be counted to be in the service... Continue Reading →