Snake Bites in the Desert (How Jesus Dealt with Sin)

Jesus took on all sin and hung that sin (our sin) on that wooden cross (a pole, if you will). And that wooden pole (the cross) has the power to overcome the serpents bite.


The Mark of Brokenness in Jonah (Part 1)

"You hurled me into the depths, into the very heart of the seas and the currents swirled about me, all  your waves and breakers swept over me." (Jonah 2:3) "...but you, LORD my God, brought my life up from the pit." (Jonah 2:6) The previous post, The Mark of Brokenness, I gave a general outline on the mark... Continue Reading →

Why are We to Bear Fruit? The Answer May Surprise You

We've all heard the verse where Jesus describes a good tree bearing good fruit. And we've all heard countless preachers, books, blog posts, and general conversations where the topic was this of bearing fruit. It seems many Christians today are consumed by the alleged need to bear fruit. In fact, there are also many who have... Continue Reading →

Book Review: “The Pastor Has No Clothes!” by Jon Zens (Updated 8/16/11)

The modern office and role of the “pastor” (or minister, in some circles), has a fixed place in the minds and hearts of believers and unbelievers. Even the atheists and members of other religions recognize the pastorate as being a necessary fixture in the church. But does it have any Scriptural backing in the New... Continue Reading →

Independently Dependent

As followers of Christ, we are both dependent and independent. We are also independently dependent. What do I mean by that? It's simple, really, but easily missed or forgotten. First and foremost we are completely dependent upon God (or at least we should be). I know for me, I can't seem to wake up in... Continue Reading →

The Cross

When we are facing the cross, it feels like the Lord is far away or that we are being punished. But it's quite the opposite. The cross is a sign of love, a gift. I was sitting in the back seat of my friend's car with his one-year-old son on our way to the beach recently.... Continue Reading →

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