One of my favorite interactions from the Gospels takes place in both Luke's account (Chapter 7), and Matthew's (Chapter 8). In it, Jesus finds a particular man so remarkable that He says to those around Him, "Not even in Israel have I found such faith". I don't know about you, but when Jesus makes a … Continue reading The Centurion’s Great Faith
Have you ever done something so wrong, you felt as if there's no way you could ever recover from it? Do you have something in your past that feels like no amount of time could ever heal? If so, you need to read the book of Hosea. It speaks of Israel's disobedience and waywardness, but … Continue reading Tender Words from a Loving Savior
There are certain passages in scripture that transcend religious circles. Jeremiah 29:11 is one of those: “’For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ‘” This is a comforting verse, but does it really apply … Continue reading Hope and a Future – But a Prosperous One?
Have you ever heard multiple people reference a bible verse and have very different interpretations of what that verse was saying? Have you ever been frustrated trying to figure out which interpretation was the right one? Or perhaps you've wondered whether each of those interpretations were equally valid. After all, isn't human language full of … Continue reading Reading Scripture in Context