The Blessed Life

Images of Divinity While Enduring Flesh and Blood or, The Puzzling Puzzle of Discipleship Scripture Resource Passage: Revelation 22 What could be more desirable? What greater eternal outcome could a disciple receive than the blessing? If you are bold, consider seeking God’s blessing; but be aware your journey may cross flood-stage rivers pounding you among the boulders.Continue reading “The Blessed Life”

Evil Does Not Persist

Scripture Resource Passage: Revelation 20:7-10 A very important, though admittedly challenging passage. Please let me know what you make of it. During today’s troubling hours and in times to come, evil’s foulness will continue. We, the disciples of Christ Jesus sustain faith in many ways including our certain hope: Evil shall not persist!  Evil shallContinue reading “Evil Does Not Persist”

The Hallelujah Chorus

Coming Friday, January 22, 2021–a new post emphasizing the transitory nature of evil. We make no mistake when we acknowledge evil’s true presence. We make a profound error when we assume life as it is now, is what life shall always be. I look forward to completing the post and reading your comments. Stay encouraged.Continue reading “The Hallelujah Chorus”

The “P-word,” Accompanied with Deep Sighs

January 15, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Revelation 18–this week’s post is meant to be read as an extension of the post from January 8, 2021. Comes The Kingdom, Justice Prevails Disciples of Jesus wait for God and make no mistake, the waiting will be arduous. But wait we must and the days include discipleship’s finalContinue reading “The “P-word,” Accompanied with Deep Sighs”

Patient Endurance, A Disciple’s Invitation for Turbulent Times

Scripture Resource Passage: Revelation 14—of course, please read the passage before, or as you read the post. Thunderous Super-naturals, forceful images amidst dramatic scenes flow from the Book of Revelation—God’s message forecefully proclaimed. During turbulent times disciples of Jesus find revealed truths meant for all of life’s seasons. Accompanying the descriptions of universe-changing events come carefulContinue reading “Patient Endurance, A Disciple’s Invitation for Turbulent Times”

Opportunity Seized, During Virus Saddened Days

November 21, 2020 Scripture Resource Passage: Revelation 3–please be sure to read the Resource Passage What does spiritual opportunity look like when it suddenly appears? Who is knocking at Heaven’s door? More importantly: Who is knocking at my door? Heaven’s symphony responds to the rapping with thunderous sounds. Disciples are loudly cautioned to avoid temptation’sContinue reading “Opportunity Seized, During Virus Saddened Days”

Slowly Fading

Ignoring Heaven’s Voice Scripture Resource Passage: Nehemiah 13:1-22   The post works best when you read the passage first–just a suggestion. She felt prompted to ask, “Was it a slow fade?” Another skeptically asked, “The Word of God, it disappeared overnight?”  Apparently the written Word’s influence disappeared during bleak and silent nights when Heaven’s voice was ignored.  WithoutContinue reading “Slowly Fading”

So Many Names; A Gracious Invitation

Resource Scripture Passage: Nehemiah 12, in the current Thoughtful Study Series Reading some portions of the Hebrew Bible—the Old Testament—may leave you wondering, “Why are so many historical details considered sufficiently important to be included as holy writ?” This is a great question. Thanks for asking.  The expansive range of Scripture’s teaching moves from theContinue reading “So Many Names; A Gracious Invitation”

Tough Teaching for Serious Disciples; Marriage Controversy from the Long Ago

Scripture Resource Passage: Ezra 10 Does God know best? Truly, we ask, “Does God know best?” Reading today’s Scripture Resource Passage will not make you happy. The passage screams with discrimination and discrimination toward women. Highlight the following: If you’re not in a good soul-place, it might be best to read a more gentle passage,Continue reading “Tough Teaching for Serious Disciples; Marriage Controversy from the Long Ago”