II Timothy 3-4: Standing strong amidst godlessness.

September 11, 2015. Note that I am switching Sunday’s reading to today, likely to be followed by Daniel and then the reading from John. I apologize for any confusion. __________________________________________________________ Daily Reading: II Timothy 3-4. Background: II Timothy 1-2. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 3 1. The coming godlessness: Paul continues on with Timothy here warning him of…

Matthew 20-22: Wisdom of Jesus.

February 28, 2015. Daily Reading: Matthew 20-22. Background: Matthew 17-19. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 20 1. The first shall be last, and the last first: Two of the main stories in this passage carry with them the same message at the end: the last shall be first and the first shall be last. Each story pertains…

Matthew 3-4: Baptism, temptation and the gospel.

January 17, 2014. Daily reading: Matthew 3-4. Background: Matthew 1-2. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 3 1. The baptism of John: There are several references to one that would come before the Christ to prepare the way for Him. Isaiah prophesied that he would come as one crying in the wilderness “prepare the way of the…

A year end review, and what comes next.

December 31, 2014. Well, it’s been a year! I started this blog on January 1, 2014 with the intent of posting a daily devotional on something spiritual, whether it be in the form of a exposition, psalm, poetry, prose, question or something else entirely. I am happy to say that this is probably the first…

3 Reasons to remember your history/heritage.

December 20, 2014. “These are the words that Moses spoke to all Israel beyond the Jordan in the wilderness, in the Arabah opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Dizahab. It is eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir to Kadesh-barnea. In the fortieth year, on the first day…

A humble devotion.

August 5, 2014. “The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.” (Psalm 119:130) Teach us your ways, Almighty God, and unfold your words into our hearts. Give us manna from above in the form of your golden teaching and guide us by your spirit that we may know how to…

Christian Instructions.

July 8, 2014. “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.” (Romans…

4 lessons from the temptation of Jesus.

June 28, 2014. I was listening to a sermon on the standard of sin today and the preacher went in to the temptation of Jesus and made some good points. I would like to share one of those points and add a few of my own. I there there are at least four (there are…

Self examination.

May 14, 2014. Today’s post will be short and sweet, but to get anything out of it, there will have to be some work on your part. I was having a discussion today, and when we came to talk about specific doctrines and belief, one of my first go to questions is “Why? Why do…

Messianic prophecy.

February 27, 2014. Tonight during small group we are going to be discussing Messianic prophecy and its use as a apologetic tool for the Christian faith. What is interesting to me is why we don’t use this tool more often. It is clear from the New Testament scriptures (particularly the book of Acts) that this…