A Student of Your Word

S: …so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. Luke 1:4 (NIV) O: As a physician, Luke, was trained to look at details and facts.   Although there is no certainty about who Theophilus might have been, there is no question as to why Luke recorded the book of LukeContinue reading “A Student of Your Word”

The Invitation

S: Then they were on the road. They preached with joyful urgency that life can be radically different. Mark 6:12 (MSG) O: I love how The Message captures this moment when Jesus sends out His disciples – rather than just say they went out and preached that others should repent, Peterson translates it, “with joyfulContinue reading “The Invitation”

God’s Perfect Timing

S: There were fourteen generations from Abraham to David, another fourteen from David to Babylonian exile, and yet another fourteen from the Babylonian exile to Christ. Matthew 1:17 (MSG) O: I’m not great at math, but 14 generations x 3 seems like a very long time to wait for the fulfilment of Your promise. SoContinue reading “God’s Perfect Timing”

The Beautiful Unfolding

You’ll remember, friends, that when I first came to you to let you in on God’s master stroke, I didn’t try to impress you with polished speeches and the latest philosophy. I deliberately kept it plain and simple: first Jesus and who he is; then Jesus and what he did—Jesus crucified. I was unsure ofContinue reading “The Beautiful Unfolding”