One of Isaiah’s prophecies regarding Jesus, states: “. . . He possessed no distinguishing beauty or outward splendor to catch our attention – nothing special in his appearance to make…
Sardis – (5 of 7) From the very beginning of the church Jesus birthed through his disciples, there were wobbles, some discouraging, some devastating. Sixty years along in this tendency,…

The Light of the Way

September 10, 2023
Much of what Jesus taught his disciples had to pass through the filter of their current cultural understanding, where his lessons would frequently get stuck. Many times, the disciples failed…
When we, as a lost, broken, sin-ensnared, people collided with the since-Creation Plan of the Universe-creating, Salvation-of-mankind planning, Redeeming, God, the outcome was a re-created people, a Pentecost people, a…
A Pentecost People What we call waiting for God, God calls maturing His children. What we call late or 11th hour answers to prayer, God calls perfect timing. So, the…
Twelve run-of-the-mill, invisible-to-society, guys are handpicked by the God of Creation to get to know, intimately, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords in the person of Jesus Christ,…
If the disciples’ heads weren’t spinning literally, they certainly were, figuratively. Each time Jesus spent time with them after his Resurrection, their experience of his alive-again-from-the-tomb presence was dizzyingly surreal.…
Unlike any Rabbi they’d ever heard of, Jesus seemed so much like one of the guys. Yes, he wielded astonishing power and authority, did miracles, and scared them witless sometimes,…
As we imagine the disciples’ head-spinning days following the Resurrection, we can also picture the unaltered, laser focus of Jesus. Looking back at his previous interactions, teachings, and examples, one…
We’ve just celebrated Christ’s coming and his birth during Advent and Christmas. It’s a striking point of interest that none of his disciples held any such observance and were most…