Random Thoughts on Galatians

Sketch by Patrick Murphy: inspiredsketch.blogspot.com “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.  The life I now live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Gal. 2:19-20, HCSB). This is one of the most…

Busy, Busy Bee

This week and weekend are shaping up to be very busy.  So I’m taking a little time off from blogging.  Please read past posts, look through the pages of booklets, or read from any of the fabulous blogs I follow.  And pray for me as I navigate the next few days.  In the midst of…

The Key of David

The book of Revelation has fascinated and bewildered readers since it was written. Among the scriptures, it is perhaps unrivaled in its use of images, symbols, and prophetic theater. Yet nearly all the images, symbols, and dramatic events in Revelation can be found elsewhere in scripture. Revelation isn’t unique as far as its content goes….

Facing Incompleteness

The old covenant high priest in his ministerial garments “Be alert and strengthen what remains, which is about to die, for I have not found your works complete before My God” (Rev.3:2). Jesus said this to the church at Sardis.  A more literal (but akward) translation would read, “I have not found your works made…

Be Faithful until Death

“Be faithful until death” (Rev. 2:10).  Jesus said this to the church at Smyrna.  Its members were suffering financial loss, imprisonment, public accusation, and in some cases death.  This verse has renewed for me what is the deepest call in the Christian life: to deny myself, take up my cross, and follow Jesus (Luke 9:23)….

Back in a Flash

For the next few days I’ll be busy with family and won’t be blogging.  Please check out some of the blogs I follow.  There’s something for everyone: blogs that focus on art, apologetics, deeper life, and many more.  Also feel free to read past posts of mine or booklets posted on The Voice of One….

Thumbs Up!

As one called to preach and write about Christ, God often challenges my motives.  Why do I do what I do?  Am I still functioning out of His life and calling?  Have I slipped into letting ambition drive me?  Do my own efforts sustain what I do or am I energized by Christ’s energy? (Col….