Monday: The House of Prayer

“As He entered the temple and began to casts out those who were selling, saying to them, “It is written, ‘And My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a robbers den.”  Luke 19:46-47 Jesus takes this last opportunity to visit the temple.  We learned early on that Jesus loved…

Amazed

This Sunday is Palm Sunday.  As we lead into Easter Sunday and our celebration of Christ being raised from the dead we often skip the details leading up to the crucifixion.  Luke writes that Jesus told His disciples to go into a certain town and find a colt that is tied up.  This colt has…

You Are Soaking In It

In Luke 17:21  Jesus says,”The Kingdom of God is in your midst.”  I find this statement odd because He was speaking to Pharisees at the time.  How could Jesus tell the notoriously hypocritical Pharisees that they were either living in God’s Kingdom at the present or the Kingdom was living in them? Whatever Jesus was…

A Warning To Professional Christians

Matthew 7:22-23 (NIV) “Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” Sunday’s passage hits too close to home and this…

Rock Paper Scissors

In the Kingdom of God we often wonder what the trump card is.  Kim and I were much younger when we would stay up all night playing dominoes with friends but I remember some of the lessons learned.  The person with the best hand got to choose what the trump suit would be.  The person…