A story based on Luke 17:11-19             The old fellow is tired.  His name is Ephraim.  The day has been long and hard… and real good.  All of his family – children, grandchildren, and a few cousins – came to his place for a big get together.  Of course his wife is there, too.  Lots […]

Grab hold

Matthew 11:2-12: When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”             Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see:  The blind receive sight, the […]

Weird church names

Some church names are just weird. I guess they weren’t really thinking ahead when they chose what to call their church – or they drank too much communion wine.  I once saw a sign in east Texas for “Little Hope Baptist Church” – some but not much “hope for glory” (Colossians 1:27) apparently.  Here are […]

Reading the Bible for all it’s worth

At the close of his Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), Jesus said: “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that […]