Reading with the Pastor Luke 5 and Psalm 79-80 In the Masoretic Text (MT), the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, the middle letter in the Psalter is the middle letter in the Hebrew word translated as “forest” in Psalm 80:13. In the MT it is raised slightly above the line to show off its … More A Confidence that Grows with Memory
Friday is for Heart Songs Last week a friend of mine posted a simple question on Facebook: “What is the first question you want to ask Jesus in heaven?” I don’t know what happened in other people’s mind and heart with that question but I can tell you that my response was instantaneous, “Why did … More A friend asked: “What is the first question you want to ask Jesus in heaven?”
Wednesday is for Prayer “Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’” (Luke 11:1) The last thing the disciples saw before they asked one of the questions that changed all of their lives … More The Last Thing They Saw
Rising early in the morning to pray seems to have been a habit with the Savior. It’s not mine. I am a night owl. But sometimes, many times, most times, I wish I were more of a morning person, but even more, a morning prayer. For more: Making Habits that Make a Difference.
Friday is for Heart Songs The Importance of the Names of Christ The Old Testament makes it clear that it is God alone who can save men and women from sin and the corrupting influence of sin: Genesis 49:18 2 Kings 19:15-19 2 Chron. 14:11 2 Chronicles 20:5-12 Psalm … More Beyond Narnia: Always Christmas, Never Winter
“But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.” Luke 4:15-16 (ESV) Jesus, Immanuel, God incarnate, God clothed with flesh, went to desolate places to pray just as the crowds were … More Withdrawing to Desolate Places
I’ll be back to my normal schedule on Monday. For now, here’s another offering from my old blog archives. “The Spring of Him who Called“ עֵין הַקּוֹרֵא En-hakkore (from Judges 15:19) And God split open the hollow place that is at Lehi, and water came out from it. And when he drank, his spirit returned, … More Memorializing a Great Work of God