The genealogy in Matthew one includes those involved in scandal and immorality as being in the line of the Messiah. What can we learn from this?
The God of new beginnings and second chances
Failure is a normal part of life. How does God respond to our failures? He gives a second chance and gives us the power to do better.
What if we lived out what we say we believe?
A woman beginning her ninth decade laughs when she is told that she will bear a son. Her husband is ten years her senior which adds to the seeming impossibility. In response to her laughter, God asks Abraham a question, “is anything too hard for the LORD?” (Genesis 18:14)
That same question remains for us.
On the need for the intercession of saints
An article in the Huffington Post regarding the elevation of Marianne Cope prompted an examination of the need to pray to saints. What are we saying about the character of God when we teach that it is necessary to ask the saints to intercede on our behalf?
Actions speak louder than words
“Actions speak louder than words” is a proverb whose over use sometimes masks the truth it contains. I read in Genesis 15:6, that Abram (soon to be Abraham) “believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.” In Habakkuk 2:4, it says, “righteous shall live by his faith.” All through Scripture we find […]