Even through loss, God loves you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 21 EVEN THROUGH LOSS, GOD LOVES YOU And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will […]

How Jesus loves you through loss

Scripture Notes on Luke 21 And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”  (Luke 21:5-6) The destruction […]

The Structure and the Source

Sometimes Jesus can be such a downer.

In Mark 13:1-2, the disciples comment on the glory and beauty of the temple, and rather than join them in admiring the structure and stones, He replies, “Do you see these great buildings?  There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”

Indeed, the word of Jesus was fulfilled in 70 A.D. when the temple was destroyed by the Roman empire, whose soldiers actually did tear apart one stone from the other in order to extract for Rome’s treasuries as much as possible of the building’s ornamental gold.

Jesus’ Profile Pic?

“Why didn’t any of the gospels describe what Jesus looked like?” Ever get one of those strange questions that just makes you stop and say “hmm”? I was sitting at a cafe doing some devotional reading when I got this text message from a good friend of mine; “Very important theological question for you… Why […]