Carmen Christi

                “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.  And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself… Continue reading Carmen Christi

Amazed And Perplexed

                “Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?””                                                                                                                                                                 Acts 2:12                 Increasingly I have been coming to the conclusion that we must pay careful attention to the questions which are asked in the Scriptures.  A number of years ago as I was carefully studying the Gospel according to Mark, and… Continue reading Amazed And Perplexed

Be Patient

                “Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming.   See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains.  You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.  Don’t grumble against each other, brothers, or you will… Continue reading Be Patient

Beginning

“The beginning of the Gospel about Jesus the Christ, the Son of God.”                                                                                                                                                 Mark 1:1                 My desire is to look at the Gospel of Mark in a careful but devotional way.  For me this will mean to work through the text of the Gospel as carefully as I can, writing down thoughts and… Continue reading Beginning

My Soul Is Overwhelmed

                “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” He said to them.  “Stay here and keep watch.”                                                                                                                                                                 Mark 14:34                 Mark’s Gospel is really a masterful exposition of the Gospel account.  With great brevity the sacred author describes the events surrounding the Passion of our Lord with incredible detail, leading… Continue reading My Soul Is Overwhelmed

Godly Example

                One of my joys is to read the biographies of Christians who have proclaimed God’s Word in past days.  It is in these explorations of a person’s life that I am confronted with the struggle of another to serve God.  Their sins, hopes, ambitions, beliefs and methods are all on display in a biography. … Continue reading Godly Example

A Summary Of Real Life

                “The Apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people.  And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade.  No one else dared to join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.  Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their… Continue reading A Summary Of Real Life

But As For Me

                “But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savoir; my God will hear me.”                                                                                                                                                                 Micah 7:7                 The Scriptures have a lot to teach us about what it really means to live in fellowship with God.  The authors of Scripture enjoyed a rich relationship with… Continue reading But As For Me