Call a Spade a Spade

Much of the New Testament conveys the Lord Jesus Christ through the imagery of light contrasted with darkness. We find this image in the Gospels as Old Testament prophecies find their fulfillment in the coming of the Son of Righteousness (cf. Matthew 4:16). Even as an infant, Simeon spoke of Christ at the Temple in … More Call a Spade a Spade

As Beloved Children

If you would have asked me when I was a young boy what I was going to be when I grew up my answer was simple: I was going to play baseball for the New York Yankees. As a kid, I committed myself to observing everything they did. I knew how each player stood at … More As Beloved Children

Life On His Terms

Do you remember the old children’s game “Simon Says”? As kids we loved playing this simple game which teaches every participant that sometimes the only way to play is to carefully follow the leader. You can, of course, disregard the leader, but then you are no longer playing the game. I want you to consider … More Life On His Terms

What’s Your Compass?

Our church has been working through Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. This letter has always been a source of great comfort to me. Ephesians, as a book, can be divided in several ways. However, there is a clear division from Ephesians 4:17 forward. From there on, the Apostle makes plain what is so often denied … More What’s Your Compass?

Which Way Are You Going?

In the early years of the church, the Christian faith was simply called, “The Way”. The name may have come from the words of the Lord Jesus, “I am THE WAY, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6 ESV). The Way was most basically the … More Which Way Are You Going?

We All Gotta Eat

The very first day after Thanksgiving is often called “Black Friday”. On this day, businesses hope to make some wonderful sales, buyers are hoping to get in on some great deal, and overall people welcome the Christmas season with gifts galore. Do you know that the Bible speaks about Christ giving us gifts? The Apostle … More We All Gotta Eat

Fighting for Hope

One of the great tools of the church are her prayerbooks. This comes as no surprise as the Bible itself contains the Book of Psalms: a book that may be described as much a hymnal as a prayerbook. Prayerbooks are collections of prayers written by various saints throughout history. They are valuable for a host … More Fighting for Hope

A Father’s Love

One of the great joys of life is feeling useful. Whether it’s feeling as if you make a difference at work, or with friends and family, there’s something wonderful about a sense of accomplishment. I am a father of small children, and one of the ways I’ve been called to be useful is by caring … More A Father’s Love