Start over

Let’s study one of the most well-known sections in the Bible.  Please read it in your own Bible or click on this text and open the link – John 3:1-21. As I said, this is one of the most well-known sections of the Bible, parts of it anyway.  Everyone knows John 3:16.  Everyone has heard […]

Now that he’s alive

Look with me at the last chapter of the gospel of John. It’s not merely an interesting add-on.  This chapter is an important bridge from the facts of Jesus’ life, teaching, death & resurrection to our lives. John 21:1-19 After these things Jesus manifested Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and […]

How Jesus became king

A lion woke up one morning in the jungle and felt pretty proud of himself.  He decided to take a walk.  He came across a monkey eating bananas and yelled, “Hey, monkey, who’s the king of the jungle?” and let out a tree-shaking roar.  The monkey bowed low and said, “You, great lion, you are […]

Radicalized Christians

You’ve heard the term “radicalized Muslim” being used to describe people who have joined terrorist groups such as ISIS. It refers to a person who was living a basically peaceful and harmless existence then was convinced somehow to adopt a terrorist mindset and join a jihadist group or commit acts of terror on their own.  […]

Jesus and rattlesnakes

True story. Name changed. 45-year-old Joe was hunting in the mountains of California. He climbed to a ledge on the slope of a rocky gorge and raised himself to look onto the ledge above.  He caught a movement to the right.  It was a rattlesnake.  The snake struck and just missed Joe’s right ear.  However […]

Car shows

I like to watch TV shows about cars. If you don’t, please stay with me. I’m going somewhere with this. Anyway, shows about cars – the ones where they work on them, like rebuilding a classic that has been wrecked or has sat in somebody’s barn for years. It’s been some time since I watched […]

The Nut

Once upon a time, there was a tribe of squirrels living in a forest, of course. They were ordinary, average squirrels. They scampered through the trees. They chattered. They gathered nuts – pecans to be exact. One year, then another year, then another, the pecans didn’t make very well – they were small and not […]