John 3-4: A new birth and living water.

September 5, 2015. Daily Reading: John 3-4. Background: John 1-2. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 3 1. The man who came to Jesus by night: Chapter 3 of the book of John contains one of, if not the most quoted bible verse amongst Christians today, however the context of John 3:16 is often not highlighted as…

Matthew 8-10: Miracles and teaching.

January 31, 2015. Daily Reading: Matthew 8-10. Background: Matthew 5-7. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 8 1. Faith in Jesus’ power: This chapter focuses heavily on Jesus’ healing miracles after He came down off the mountain where He gave the sermon on the mount. In the next chapter we will see more of the purpose of…

The harvest is white.

May 16, 2014. Today was our first day in Nicaragua and I am very excited to be here. It is so great to know that there are Christians here in a completely different country that I can call part of my family. Some people might say that short term mission work is of little to…

Praise for blessings.

April 7, 2014. Let’s all stop for a minute and take some time to praise God for the blessings we have. I know I tend to harp on American society some as I travel through biblical concepts and their misalignment with American morales, but it is true that we live in a great country where…

The gift of the Holy Spirit.

March 25, 2014. About three years ago I went on a spring retreat with the CSC for the first time and the subject was the Holy Spirit. I’ll have to admit I learned a lot that weekend, as I had not been taught or done a completely thorough study about the Holy Spirit. It seemed…

Watchmen.

March 7, 2014. “And at the end of seven days, the word of the Lord came to me: ‘Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shallgive them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no…

The fields are white for harvest.

January 22, 2014. “Are you sowing the seed of the kingdom, brother, In the morning bright and fair? Are you sowing the seed of the kingdom, brother, In the heat of the noonday’s glare?” Last night, Craig gave a good lesson– a hard lesson– at devo encouraging us to spread the gospel, as this is…