Humility Like a Child

In my morning Bible study with the residents on Matthew 18, I asked them to answer the two questions Jesus is asked by His disciples.  The first question is, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”  The second is found in verse 21 and asked by Peter, “Lord, how often will my brother…

Sufferings & Glory

“..when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.”  I Peter 1:11 When Peter was physically with Jesus, he had a difficult time understanding the ‘sufferings of Christ’. He was ready for the glory, but didn’t like what it took to get there. People, even Christians, are the same way today.…

Second Chances

“In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope…”  I Peter 1: 3 Peter writes this letter as someone who understands what it’s like to mess up and make mistakes. Known at times as someone who would act before thinking through all the consequences. He forcibly disagreed with Jesus about…

Everyone Needs Affirmation

As we journey through the often too familiar annual Christmas experience, I was reminded how much of the story we assume from tradition, television specials, Christmas cards, and carols.  I took and shared a Christmas quiz with many of my friends, colleagues, and family only to discover how little we really know about the Biblically…

Humility Like a Child

In my morning Bible study with the residents on Matthew 18, I asked them to answer the two questions Jesus is asked by His disciples.  The first question is, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”  The second is found in verse 21 and asked by Peter, “Lord, how often will my brother…