Thorn in our Flesh

“So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.” -2 Corinthians 12:7 Like Paul, I have been given a thorn in my flesh. Something that torments me, something that I have prayed for God to take […]

Jesus See’s the Inside First

And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” -Mark 2:5 Quick question: Why does Jesus tell the paralytic that his sins are forgiven? This situation in Mark is strange, to say the least. First, Jesus’ initial response to the paralytic seems random. It’s almost as if he was not […]

God Hates Religion

I believe God hates religion.Yes, I said it. Think about it, religion is another way of saying we don’t need God for salvation. We can do it by ‘being good’. So why do we prop up things like Christianity? Church buildings? Grape juice? For what? The Church is in our homes and community, and God […]

Jeremiah

Jeremiah, a crucial prophet of the Old Testament. Was just a kid. Yes, you read that right. Likely still living under his parents’ roof and completely dependent on them. He had yet to even hit full adulthood! (Jer 1:6) He grew up in a suburb outside of Jerusalem called Anathoth. By all means, he sounds […]

Jesus See’s the Inside First.

And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” -Mark 2:5 Quick question: Why does Jesus tell the paralytic that his sins are forgiven? This situation in Mark is strange, to say the least. First, Jesus’ initial response to the paralytic seems random. It’s almost as if he was not […]

Prayer for the Abandon. (Prayer Request)

Father, turn and hear this prayer for the one that feels excluded or alone in days of trial. The storms will come and indeed, some are here now. We know that even you bring the mighty storm at times. Yet, we thank you for your overflowing mercy and abundant grace. For you promised you would […]

Thorn in our Flesh.

“So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.” -2 Corinthians 12:7 Like Paul, I have been given a thorn in my flesh. Something that torments me, something that I have prayed for God to take […]

Jake, the Man, and the Kidnapper.

Mark 1:15 After John has been imprisoned by Herod, Jesus steps up and says his first words in Mark. Although easy to overlook, His first four words are heavy with meaning and immense implications. Jesus says, “The time is fulfilled,…” What exactly does Jesus mean by this? Personally, I would tend to lean on other things He […]

The Good Fight.

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” -Galatians 6:9 (NLT) I was told to memorize this verse by someone I look up to greatly. I love Paul’s writing so I take pleasure in doing such […]