God is our Savior

Joseph was a righteous man; he always wanted to do the right thing. When he heard the news that his fiancee was pregnant — he knew that the baby was not his — he decided to quietly end the engagement (in that culture breaking an engagement was the same as a divorce) so as to…

MLK Jr Day 2018

Thinking about the impact of Martin Luther King Jr today. And the throne around heaven made up of people from every tribe, tongue and nation. My prayer: “Lord, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” May ethnicity never divide us. God created us all.

Washing Feet

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are his ambassadors everywhere we go and with everything that we do. As an ambassador, we are his representatives. Another way to say it is this: everything we do, we do in his name. That’s a big deal. We represent Jesus. Wow. On earth, Jesus served others. In one…

God’s Blessings

For the first-centuries followers of Jesus living in Ephesus, there were many reasons to first and foremost see themselves as Ephesians. Like the mantra from another movie, you could almost here the people of that city shouting, “We. Are. Ephesians!” From the grand temple to Artemis (the goddess of fertility) to the massive amphitheater to…

Priest & King

King David was a military leader and a spiritual leader. Throughout the Old Testament, priests have a role to help connect people to God, showing the people the way to right relationship with God and offering sacrifices on behalf of the people. The kings of the Old Testament reign under the authority of God, and…

Betrayed, Yet Victorious

With anticipation the people wondered: when would the king be born? You can hear a mother telling her children, “Don’t worry, my child. The king is coming.” At Christmas we celebrate Jesus’ birth. He was born to live the life we couldn’t live, a life of perfection in every way. He died the death that…