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 […]

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 […]

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 […]