Easter Prayers; Not a Bunny In View

Good Friday, April 15, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: “He is risen as He said” Evil stalks many lands. We mourn the ongoing tragedies. Ukraine’s church buildings are not to be filled on Resurrection Sunday. Disciples accustomed to gathering in normal places may have to seek new settings. Those disciples long to see the conflict end,Continue reading “Easter Prayers; Not a Bunny In View”

Personal Demonic Presence

Friday, April 8, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 9  Reading today’s passage connects you with a spiritual power-encounter. Two blind men and one with a speech impediment are on the scene. The following reflection provides an entryway into investigating such occurrences, and today’s troubling international events. Each illness cannot be clearly connected to demonic influence.Continue reading “Personal Demonic Presence”

Pray Continuously

Week of March 6, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: 1 Thessalonians 5:17 What does it means to pray continuously? Is there a direct opportunity to enflesh these prayers? Give purposefully—prepare an offering, give with discernment and avoid being scammed Seek guidance—check in and listen to those you have long considered discerning disciples Among credible groups whoContinue reading “Pray Continuously”

Why War?

March 4, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Psalm 2 Why do the nations conspire    and the peoples plot in vain?2 The kings of the earth rise up    and the rulers band together    against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,3 “Let us break their chains    and throw off their shackles.” 4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs;    the Lord scoffs at them.5 He rebukes them in his anger    and terrifies them inContinue reading “Why War?”

On Days of Sadness

February 4, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 14 Disciples of Jesus enjoy days of peace and gentleness. Being a disciple can be made to seem like a summer afternoon’s walk on a country lane. However, sadness sometimes slices into the lives of disciples who against opponents persist in trusting Jesus, Messiah of God. Describing John,Continue reading “On Days of Sadness”

Keeping Faith’s Commitment

January 28, 2022 Resource Scripture Passage: Matthew 4 Jesus encourages all disciples, each whose lives are being threatened by the Satan, with words of commitment. They are a reflection drawn from the ancient Scriptures. Set out within the records of the Old Testament, in the book we call Deuteronomy, these words set the profile ofContinue reading “Keeping Faith’s Commitment”

Animosity Received

Scripture resource Passage: John 15 Animosity sent, received and understood bruises my soul. “I don’t like you and neither does anyone else!” Hard to take. Many early disciples experienced the brutality revealed in Jesus’ words: “…As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That isContinue reading “Animosity Received”

Ill-lit Fires of Destruction

June 11, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Acts 9 When you don’t know what you don’t know, ignorance could be dangerously compounding. According to the historical record of Acts 9 spiritual ignorance once achieved a deadly level of “murderous threats” (Acts 9:1). The fires of destructive spiritual passion leapt from one burned-life, torching many others. NoContinue reading “Ill-lit Fires of Destruction”

Satan’s Messenger Comes, then Flees

April 9, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: 2 Corinthians 12:7 If only it were as simple as a Halloween evening. If only it were as clear as authors’ and cinema’s foul characters portray. Lon Chaney and Boris Karloff were theatric masters. Their skills sent movie-goers deep into shiver-land; but evil is more pervasive and profound thanContinue reading “Satan’s Messenger Comes, then Flees”