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Be Specific When You Pray

    Pray Specifically

    When You Pray – Be Specific  Mt 20:30-34 If you want your prayers answered, you must be specific in your request.  Be clear about what you are asking for.  The need to be precise in your prayer requests is clearly illustrated in the story of the two blind men in Matthew 20:30-34. And as they departed from […]

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    Are you “Fat and Flourishing?” – Psalm 92:12-15

      Are you Flourishing? Psalm 92:14

      While enjoying an all-you-can-eat meal at Maggiano’s restaurant in honor of my oldest son’s birthday, his wife said, “I feel my fat flourishing.”  I laughed and commented on her unusual expression.  She replied that it was Biblical; she remembered the phrase “fat and flourishing” from her Bible reading. When I questioned it, my son did […]

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      Got Faith?

        Are you living for God?

        How would you feel: If people doubted that what you said was true? If people did not trust you to help them? If people gave the credit for your achievements to others, or to luck? If your children were embarrassed to let people know you were their mother or father?   Do you ever: Doubt […]

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        Why Good Things Happen to Bad People

          Why Good Things Happen

          One of the age-old questions people often ask is, “Why would a loving God allow bad things happen to good people?”  Job was immortalized in the Bible as one of the most righteous people who ever lived, yet God permitted him to suffer tremendous adversity.  David was a man after God’s own heart and had […]

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          The Garden Tomb – Christ’s Grave?

            The Empty Tomb

            The Empty Tomb Visiting the Garden Tomb was one of the most meaningful and memorable events during my trip to Israel.  It was the last site we saw and the highlight of our trip.  The Garden complex includes this empty tomb, the “Skull Hill” overlook, and various locations for groups to worship.  Our group finished […]

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            Golgotha – The Place of the Scull

              Calvary - Skull Hill

              Where was Jesus Crucified? The cross of Christ is often portrayed as having been on a hill far away.  We even sing songs about it.  But the Romans crucified people on well traveled roads as an example, not in remote locations. All four gospels say that Jesus was crucified at “the place of a skull.”  […]

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              Are You a Syncretist?

                Religious Syncretism

                Are You a Syncretist? Syncretism is the merging of different beliefs or practices into something new (see: Vocabulary.com, Dictionary.com, and/or merriam-webster.com) Religious Syncretism combines differing religious beliefs, philosophies, or practices into a new tradition (see: Wikipedia and/or Britannica.com) A Syncretist is someone who attempts or practices syncretism (Wiktionary or yourdictionary.com) Old Testament Examples The first […]

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