Posts from March 2018

Posts from March 2018

Who’s in Charge Here?

           Pilate said to him, “You will not speak to me? Do you not know that I have authority to release you and authority to crucify you?” Jesus answered him, “You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above” (John 19:10–11, ESV). Jesus. Undiminished deity dwelling in full humanity. The One who spoke and the worlds were formed. “He is…

Defined By What?

What defines your life? Is it something that you have done in the past? Is it something you are really good at? Is it a failure? Are you defined by what someone else says? What defines you? We live in a world that can be harsh. When we look into a mirror what do we see? Do we see our insecurities? Our weaknesses? Our Failures? Something that we did a long time ago? When…

Just Like Us

One of the most intriguing verses for me is Luke 2:52. In this verse, I see Jesus, who is God in the flesh, presented as a real person. He grew in height, in wisdom, and in favor with God and man. For all the power and glory that was His, in the flesh He was just like us. Don’t misunderstand now, I know that Jesus is much more than a mere man, He is God with us, He is the…

Art In Me

We traveled on a long trip this past weekend to New Hampshire and back. One of the most popular things to do in a car is to listen to music. One of these songs happened to be “Art in Me” by Jars of Clay. It’s an older song but one that has a nice story behind it. I thought about inner city ministry and some of the kids I had worked with in Newport, Arkansas. A place that…

Pull

In a rural area a farmer was tending to his horse named Buddy, and along came a stranger who desperately needed the farmer’s help. The stranger had lost control of his vehicle and ran it off into a ditch. He asked the farmer if his horse could somehow manage to pull his vehicle out of the ditch for him and was happy to tell the farmer that the vehicle was a small…