Passionate Love: Applying Mark 15

Photo by Zac Durant on Unsplash   Why is it good to remember the passionate love of Christ for us? Is it so we will feel bad for putting him through such pain? Or is it some kind of ploy for using guilt as a tool to manipulate our…
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Incarnation: The God Who Has Feet

Your baby feet were inked and stamped on your birth certificate. The incarnation stamped God's footprints into our timeline.

“Keeping” Christ in Christmas?

Does keeping Christ in Christmas seem like one more thing to do in this busy season? Find out why we can't keep him out...

Christmas in the Wilderness

Are you in the wilderness this Christmas? Jesus came into the wilderness to bring us out.

How Did He Stay on Track? Studying Mark 2

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash   When you were a kid did you ever ask questions in class just to get your teacher off topic? Staying on track is tough against a whole classroom. Mr. Wheat was a tough nut to crack. He was…

The Temptations of a Servant: Applying Mark 1

Photo by The Creative Exchange on Unsplash   We began studying the Gospel of Mark last week. Now it's time to begin applying Mark 1. For me, the temptations of a servant--do it all even if it kills you--were all over the place: Sending…

Jesus, Martyr Mom or Servant King? Studying Mark 1

Photo by The New York Public Library on Unsplash   I hate it when I get an attack of it--the Martyr Mom Syndrome. I'm going along, doing this and that around the house, not looking for any thanks or even acknowledgement. I'm…

Seeing Jesus Through the Eyes of Mark: Join Us!

Back to School means Back to Bible Study Are you looking for a Bible study to join this fall? Personally, I would love to be refreshed by seeing Jesus through Mark's eyes. Fortunately, our church is doing a sermons series on the…
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Is 15 Minutes Enough?

  How many minutes is enough for Bible study? I'm talking Bible study, not just reading. Pen in hand, notebook beside open Bible. How much is enough for that? One hour a day? That's what many Women's Bible studies suggest. A…

From the Study “Galatians”: Freedom and laundry

I was folding laundry when I came to a defining moment early in our marriage. Actually, I was folding my husband's t-shirts.  As I worked my way through the pile of clean laundry on the bed, I noticed that every single one of them…