The Divine Love, Pt. 5: The Way of Love.

December 16, 2017. This is a continuation of The Divine Love series. For a full-text PDF, click here! What is our purpose? But what does this all say about the meaning of life? Does this give purpose to who we are? Much in every way. Though the love of Jesus we are given the opportunity…

Acts 9: Saul’s conversion.

November 21, 2015. Note that I have decided to only do Acts 9 today, as chapters 10 and 11 shouldn’t be split up in my opinion. Thus, next week we will do Acts 10-12. Thank you for following along with me. ___________________________________ Daily Reading: Acts 9. Background: Acts 7-8. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 9 1….

I Chronicles 20-24: David’s reign.

September 29, 2015. Daily Reading: I Chronicles 20-24. Background: I Chronicles 15-19. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 20 David’s Conquests: After the story of the Ammonites given in the previous chapter, here we are given more records of some of David’s conquests when he became king. Notes on the second half of this chapter dealing with…

Genesis 48-50: Blessings.

March 30, 2015. Daily Reading: Genesis 48-50. Background: Genesis 44-47. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 48 The blessing of Ephraim and Manasseh: As Jacob nears the end of his life and becomes ill, Joseph takes his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, to his father so that he can bless his grandsons. Typically, the greater blessing would be…

I Corinthians 9-10: Reality check.

March 15, 2015. Daily Reading: I Corinthians 9-10. Background: I Corinthians 7-8. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 9 1. Paul’s defense to the Corinthians: In this chapter, Paul defends his apostleship and talks about his and Barnabas’ rights in the Lord in comparison to the rest of the body of Christ. Two things may have been at…

Ruth 1-4: Redemption.

March 10, 2015. Daily Reading: Ruth 1-4. Background: The book of Ruth details a story of two widowed woman, a mother and her daughter-in-law, in the time when Judges lead Israel. The book was likely composed or finalized during the time of the kings, specifically during the reign of David or immediately following, judging from…

Political fallout.

November 7, 2014. In the midst of these midterm elections, I can’t help but notice the heightened amount of political statements being may either in favor or opposition of the results. I must say that I don’t particularly like this part of the year (or every two years, I guess) due to the increase in…

Made to work.

September 30, 2014. As we walk throughout our daily lives, perhaps one constant that most of us experience is work. Whether this be at a job, in the house, at school, preparing for sporting events- at some point in time we all will experience work, and probably a lot of it. Hard work can beat…

Let us reason together.

March 22, 2014. “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” (Isaiah 1:18) Two children are playing with a kickball outside, kicking it back and forth, laughing and having a marvelous time. The boy…

Age of ingenuity.

March 16, 2014. I am flying out to Florida today for an interview at the University of Florida, at I am very excited. I love to fly. Isn’t it amazing what God has given man the ability to do? Just think about it. Thousand upon thousands pounds of metal, soaring through the air, miles above…

“You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

January 21, 2014. “Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You…