Jesus is your personal deliverer

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 7 JESUS IS YOUR PERSONAL DELIVERER And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him.  And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after […]

Jesus heals for the glory of God

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 15 JESUS HEALS FOR THE GLORY OF GOD And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others, and they put them at His feet, and He healed them, so that the crowd wondered, when they saw the […]

How to steal a miracle from Jesus

Woman reaching for Jesus' cloak | © 2015

It was a great e-mail question, one of the best I’ve received in a long time.     My friend Jared Easley has a gift for asking insightful questions and helping others connect with truth in creative ways. He has a way of drawing out great things from people, and here’s what he wrote to […]

Jesus delights in persistence

Scripture Notes on Luke 18 And he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”  And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”  And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. […]

Let the Past be the Past

The white metal sign looked so lonely, its faded yellow trim standing out in a field of brittle grass and flowing weeds. Once upon a time it had been an important warning marker to approaching boats.  At some point in the past it had served a purpose, had helped travelers avoid danger by not letting […]

Why Should I Confess My Sins to Other People?

As a pastor, I often get questions of a more theological nature. Thursdays are the day I like to post some on the blog. Enjoy! —Pastor Phillip The other day  I got a text message from a friend: “I’m reading James 5:16, which says, ‘Confess your sins to each other so that you may be […]

Do You Want to See More Miracles in Your Life?

I subscribe to an excellent free resource from an organization called Koinonia House, the ministry of Bible teacher Chuck Missler.  It’s called “K-House eNews” and it’s a weekly e-mail update that includes brief news highlights from around the world and medium-sized articles on Scripture and life.  If you’re interested, you can subscribe here. The past […]

Go Wash

Jesus heals by faith, but He’s creative in the way He does it…