Saul had no idea. God wanted him, having chosen him to become the first king of Israel. God had plans for Saul’s life, but Saul puttered along in search of his father’s lost donkeys. Eventually, Samuel interrupted Saul’s quest. He announced he had a prophetic word for Saul. (2 Minutes/500 Words) Read More
The transformation of the caterpillar into a butterfly stands as a poignant illustration of the truth Paul next communicates to the Ephesians. He dreams of the Ephesians living in the newness of life that is theirs in Christ. He dreams of a church which, given a new nature from Jesus, now sours in that new nature. He sees a people who, like the caterpillar now transformed, are now something entirely different than what they used to be… (5 Minutes / 1000 Words) Read More
When the people of Israel returned from their captivity in Babylon, significant challenges awaited them. They had small numbers and resources, but big obstacles and enemies. To rebuild Jerusalem and its temple were huge projects. The surrounding people groups did not want them to succeed. The pressure to quit was immense. (20 Minutes / 4000 Words) Read More
Recently, I had a conversation with a youth pastor from another church. “What are teenagers going through right now?” I asked...
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Theme: We are debtors to the Spirit (no one else); He has made us children of God (radically so). Read More