June 2, 2020 Thought for the Day

Mark 14:37–40 (ESV): 37 And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour? 38 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 39 And again he went away and prayed, […]

Is Your Religion True?

No one likes a braggart, but especially one who brags about things that they can’t back up. We use the expression “put your money where your mouth is” to goad the braggart into actually doing what he is saying. Now, this is a gambling phrase, which I do not endorse, but I think the expression […]

May 29, 2020 Thought for the Day

Mark 13:33–37 (ESV) — 33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. 34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. 35 Therefore stay awake—for […]

May 28, 2020 Thought for the Day

Mark 12:17 (ESV) — 17 Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they marveled at him. Hoping to trap Jesus and catch him saying something that might incriminate him, the Pharisees and the Herodians, so full of themselves, question Jesus over […]

May 27, 2020 Thought for the Day

Mark 11:28–30 (ESV) 28 and they said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them?” 29 Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30 Was the baptism […]

May 26, 2020 Thought for the Day

Mark 10:4–5 (ESV) 4 They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” 5 And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. We learn a remarkable thing by this statement of Jesus about the nature of many of the […]

May 25, 2020 Thought for the Day

Mark 9:33–37 (ESV): 33 And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” 34 But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. 35 And he sat down and called the twelve. […]

You Hear but you Don’t Listen!

In a 2005 article in Fast Company, the author cited some statistics on heart health that staggered me. They estimated that an average of 600,000 people has bypass surgery every year, which might be even more today. After these surgeries, doctors routinely warn patients to change their lifestyles, eat healthier, stop smoking, and start exercising. […]

May 22, 2020 Thought for the Day

Mark 8:21–26 (ESV) — 21 And he said to them, “Do you not yet understand?” 22 And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him. 23 And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village, and when […]

May 21, 2020 Thought for the Day

Mark 7:5–8 (ESV) — 5 And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” 6 And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, “ ‘This people honors me with their lips, […]