Daily Devotions

“About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and began teaching. The Jews therefore marveled, saying, “How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?” So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is...

Fear. Everyone experiences fear, worry, anxiety, stress, and burden in various ways and to varying degrees. God knows this fact, which is why in some form or fashion “fear not” is the most common command in all of the Bible. In John,...

Who do you know and care about and are concerned because they do not know Jesus? Which family members are you concerned about because they do not have a healthy relationship with God and assurance of eternal life? There is hope...

Eat my flesh? Drink my blood? What sounds like an apocalyptic vampire zombie horror film is actually one of the most confusing and controversial teachings of Jesus Christ. Here’s what we read in John 6:53-58, “Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly,...

Democrats and Republicans, Crips and Bloods, Calvinists and Arminians. Whether it’s a battle in the nation, the neighborhood, or the church, two sides always show up to go to war. Nearly every Christian Bible study eventually ends up in a theological...

“About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and began teaching. The Jews therefore marveled, saying, “How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?” So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is...

There is arguably nothing that smells and tastes better than warm bread fresh out of the oven. In most cultures, including in the days of Jesus, bread was a staple in every diet and the breaking of bread the center...

As a brand-new pastor, two decades ago, I will never forget one odd conversation I had with a married couple. They were Christians, but rather religious folks. They used a lot of spiritual jargon, seemed to think that being judgmental...