Tag: Discipleship

Overcoming Overwhelmed

Background: 2 Samuel 5:1-5; 1 Chronicles 11: 1-3 Deeper background: 2 Samuel 1-4; 1 Chronicles 10: 8-14 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in… Continue Reading “Overcoming Overwhelmed”

Another Christian Essential

In my last post, I wrote about “The Necessary Thing” – making time to seek God every day.  It keeps our hearts in the right place – which is vital because our hearts are the fount from which all of all of our attitudes, motivations, words, actions,… Continue Reading “Another Christian Essential”

What Happened at the Empty Tomb?

In a previous post (6/18/2021), we explored what happened at the tomb – or, to say it better, while the body of Jesus was still in the tomb. As we already know, it did not stay there very long.  Let’s take a fresh look at the story… Continue Reading “What Happened at the Empty Tomb?”

What Happened at the Tomb?

In this post, as part of the “What Happened at” series, I want to take a brief look at what happened during the three days the body of Jesus was in the tomb. A lot of attention was given to Jesus’ burial in the… Continue Reading “What Happened at the Tomb?”

What Happened at the Cross?

What happened at the cross?  Easy answer – a lot. Many books have been written and have yet to be written on all that was accomplished on the cross where Christ was crucified. It was the most significant event in human history.  The effects of what… Continue Reading “What Happened at the Cross?”

What Happened At Gethsemane?

I know Passion Week and Easter are long past – but I am posting this now because it is always important to look at what happened to the people who were participants in that central week of human history.          It is important because what… Continue Reading “What Happened At Gethsemane?”

Equations

I grew up around math aficionados – a father and brother who were engineers, a sister who was trained as an accountant (also married to a scientist), and my late wife – who was a nurse and was very good with numbers. I was the misfit.  I… Continue Reading “Equations”

Abundantly Available

To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst… Continue Reading “Abundantly Available”

My Father’s World

One of my favorite songs is one made famous by Louis Armstrong – “What a Wonderful World.” Among other things, it speaks of trees of green, red roses, skies of blue, clouds of white, the bright blessed day, and the dark sacred night.  Although the… Continue Reading “My Father’s World”

Waking Up

Sleep is a necessary thing and Scripture speaks positively about it at times (Psalm 127:2), but mostly negatively (Proverbs 6:9,10) because it can keep us from duties about which we should be busy. It can become an easy alternative to the unpleasant things in… Continue Reading “Waking Up”