And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love (1 Cor. 13:13). I recently listened to the audiobook, Rocket Boys, by Homer Hickam. It is the book that was made into the movie, "October Sky," and is about the high school years of a future NASA engineer and his quest to learn about rocketry in the 1950s. Like so many other movies, the book is far better because the movie production often truncates the story.
One of the stories that gets t
11 But when Peter came to Antioch, I had to oppose him to his face, for what he did was very wrong. 12 When he first arrived, he ate with the Gentile believers, who were not circumcised. But afterward, when some friends of James came, Peter wouldn’t eat with the Gentiles anymore. He was afraid of criticism from these people who insisted on the necessity of circumcision. 13 As a result, other Jewish believers followed Peter’s hypocrisy, and even Barnabas was led astray by thei
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil ... (Mt. 6:18, KJV). I recently had my “annual” physical (that I get every two or three years … I know … typical male) last week, and because I turn 60 this year there were a number of tests that he felt I needed to have. All of these tests were “preventative” in that they could show the potential for future problems given my age and condition. During the last week, I have been led to examine and unpack the phrase, “de
Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. ... The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still" (Exo. 14:13a,14). You couldn’t really blame them. They weren’t soldiers … they were just laborers who had known nothing but bondage and servitude. And now the Egyptian army was bearing down on them with every intention of wiping them all out … not just the men who might take up arms, but all of th
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth (Jn. 1:14, NIV). For years I have used the movie Sister Act to graphically illustrate what the local church being Christ’s Body in a community might look like. In short, it is the church being “present” in the community and “dwelling among them." Despite this illustration, a lot of people don’t get it. They tell me