Overcoming the Violent Tyranny of Death – John 11:17-44

In John's narrative of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, a gnawing statement surfaces not once, twice, but three times. "Jesus, if you’d been here, this would not have happened!" Couldn’t Jesus have prevented the death of his friend, Lazarus? The neighbors mumble: “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have … Continue reading Overcoming the Violent Tyranny of Death – John 11:17-44

The Transcendental Interferer

The coming of Jesus Christ initially disrupts us. It was true for Joseph and Mary… for the wisemen…for the shepherds. C.S. Lewis, in his book Surprised By Joy, explains: “No word in my vocabulary expressed deeper hatred than the word interference. And the Bible placed at the center what seemed to me a Transcendental Interferer” … Continue reading The Transcendental Interferer

The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy

"She brought forth... she wrapped Him in swaddling clothes" (Luke 2:7). It is indeed very beautiful, but oh the pity of it, the tragedy of it, the loneliness of it, that in that hour of all hours, when womanhood should be surrounded by the tenderest care, she is alone. G. Campbell Morgan Let us marvel … Continue reading The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy

To Whose Voice Are You Listening? (Luke 10:38-42)

How easy it is to allow other voices to drown out the voice of Jesus. Even serving our Savior can become such a competitor to loyalty to Jesus. All we have to do is look how this happened in the life of Martha, a woman whom Jesus dearly loved. Luke 10:38-42 shows us the downward … Continue reading To Whose Voice Are You Listening? (Luke 10:38-42)