Jesus and Authority

Jesus and Authority

You Can’t Make Me! Do you remember when you were a child and another kid told you what to do? My typical response was “You can’t make me!” Now, we would never say that to a teacher or our parents because they could “make” us do it....
Mad at Jesus

Mad at Jesus

Why are they mad at me? Have you ever tried to help someone that didn’t appreciate your kindness? Doing good isn’t always welcome.  I remember one time I opened the door for someone going into a grocery. They just looked at me and said, “Do I look...
Don’t Lose Jesus

Don’t Lose Jesus

Have you lost Jesus? When Jesus was 12 years old, his parents lost Him. It was a busy time of the year and they were in a big city and I’m sure they thought He was with somebody else… but they lost Jesus. Here’s the story. “And when he was...
Meeting Baby Jesus

Meeting Baby Jesus

If we were to rewrite the Christmas story, we would surely write a longer version than is found in the Bible. And if we were to write a biography of Jesus, we would include more than just a couple of stories of His childhood. Yet, Luke, the great historian, only...
Four Lessons from Two Babies

Four Lessons from Two Babies

In Luke 1, we have the story of two special babies – one from womb of an old woman, the other from a young virgin teenager celebrating her upcoming marriage. This is the God we serve – a God who chooses His time to bless His people in ways we never could...