The Sabbath of Freedom

The Sabbath of Freedom

Dear People Who Love Jesus, As I was preparing my service before the feast in March, I was thinking about the wonder of how God brought the children of Israel out of Egypt and how Jesus has done something similar, but far greater, for us.  “For He has rescued us...
He Set His face—and We Find Rest

He Set His face—and We Find Rest

I have been consumed recently by one verse in the book of Luke. It has been my constant muse and now it’s the inspiration for this encouragement. Luke 9:51 says this, “And it came to pass, when the time was come for Him to be received up, He steadfastly set His face...
The Firm Foundation of God

The Firm Foundation of God

I praise God for the Sabbath!  Here is a day on which it’s OK to ignore some of life’s harsher realities. It’s OK to simply rest, or otherwise find some respite for the soul.  God has designed it for us that way.  More, it’s a forum for communion with our loving...
Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world!

Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world!

The disciples mourned and wept.   How had Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem a mere week ago ended in the unimaginable – his crucifixion.  Jesus had spoken of His body given for them and his blood poured out in the Upper Room, but this was all wrong....