May 20, 2020 Thought for the Day

Mark 6:30–32 (ESV) — 30 The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they […]

May 19, 2020 Thought for the Day

Mark 5:18–20 (ESV) — 18 As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him. 19 And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, […]

May 18, 2020 Thought for the Day

𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝟒:𝟑𝟎–𝟑𝟐 (𝐄𝐒𝐕) — 𝟑𝟎 And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? 𝟑𝟏 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, 𝟑𝟐 yet when it is sown […]

The Anger of Man

You have had a long day at work. The boss has been breathing down your neck. Merging on to the freeway, a semi-truck refuses to let you on, bringing you almost to a stop. Then when you get home, the first thing you walk into is the children fighting. You unload on them. They stare […]

𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟒, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 Thoughts for the Day

𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝟐:𝟏𝟓-𝟏𝟕 (𝐄𝐒𝐕)— 𝟏𝟓 And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 𝟏𝟔 And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, “Why does […]

May 13, 2020 Thoughts for the Day

Mark 1:1 (ESV) — The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Mark 1:14–15 (ESV) — 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel. Mark 1:1 is a […]

May 12, 2020 Thoughts for the Day

Many read Psalm 91 and have been puzzled. How is it that the psalmist is saying these things when sickness and death seem to plague the righteous just as much as the wicked? Everyday our most vulnerable are dying from this deadly Coronavirus, and  it does not seem to care if you are a Christian […]

May 11, 2020 Thoughts for the Day

Deuteronomy 4:9–10 (ESV): Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children—10 how on the day that you stood before the Lord your God […]

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle…

Evangelicals since at least the great awakening in the 18th century and the revivalism of the 19th and 20th centuries have often championed the radical conversion as the primary way that God adds to his Church. As a kid, I remember the stories of my dad’s radical conversion, and many of his friends who were […]