Despising the Lamb

The following article appeared in our local paper last weekend. It is adapted from my booklet, Despising the Lamb: Contempt for Christ in First Samuel. *** Hophni and Phineas were priests in Old Testament times (1 Sam. 1:3). The Bible says Hophni and Phineas were wicked men (1 Sam. 2:12). Why? When someone brought a…

Bereavement’s Provision

In Genesis 22, God asks Abraham to sacrifice Isaac: “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about” (Gen. 22:2). There is tenderness in the way the phrasing builds from…

Passover for Third Graders–Cameron Fultz

Cameron Fultz is a friend and author of several books, including Jesus Pictures.  Jesus Pictures looks at the stories in the Bible as pictures of Jesus.  We have not fully understood any passage of the Bible until we’ve seen Jesus in it.  This is only possible as the Holy Spirit reveals Christ to our hearts through the…

Despising the Lamb: Contempt for Christ in First Samuel

Painting by Johnny Mays, Nationalight Ministries Several years ago, the Lord drew me to the book of First Samuel.  Through the stories in First Samuel, God began to show me pictures of Christ being despised by His own people.  The pictures gave me a small glimpse of the grief the Lord has suffered–and still suffers–for our sakes….

The Defeat of Islamic Fanatics

Last week, a friend asked an interesting question: What did I think about ISIS and the situation in Iraq?  What did I think God was doing or allowing in Iraq?  Had I blogged on this topic? I confessed: Other than being grieved by ISIS’s crimes, I hadn’t given the topic a lot of thought or blogged…

David & Michal

One of the high points of King David’s reign was when he brought the ark into Jerusalem.  Priests carried the ark into the city of David.  Wearing a linen ephod (priestly boxers), David danced and leapt around worshiping with abandon.  The people blew the top off the city with shouts, praises, and trumpet blasts.  It was…

I AM the Door

Originally posted on My utmost 4 His garbage can :
“Truly, truly I say unto you, I am The Door of the sheep” Jn. 10:7. Jesus is the Passover door. And the cross is the fulfillment of it. I want you to see that there may have actually been a cross painted in blood on the Passover…