Where to Begin

The story of the wise men coming to visit Jesus would seem to begin with the rising of the star. But is that the best place to start this story?…

A Magnifying God

Mary and Elizabeth, a young virgin and a barren woman, rejoice together in how God has turned the tables on the great and magnified the lowly.
When the messenger of the Lord comes suddenly to his Temple, he will purify like a refiner's fire. How can this be good news?

Christ our King

Being fallen creatures, we don't have a mental picture of what a good king is like. So what does it mean to have Jesus Christ as our king?
A saint is not something you turn yourself into, but a title given to you as a gift by Jesus Christ.

Cut It Off

Is Jesus suggesting we literally maim ourselves to keep from going to hell? Or could he be warning us of something even more serious: the consequences of rejecting his salvation?

Hard to be King

Only a good man can be king, and even then it is hard. God's Son took up the mantle, and understood that being king meant sacrificing himself to save his…

Is It In You?

Doctors tells us that the tongue is the most powerful muscle in the body. James the apostle of Jesus agrees. What do you use your tongue for: to praise God…

The Problem Inside

When Jesus declared all foods to be clean, did he upend or contradict the Law delivered to Moses? Far from it. The laws given to Israel identified them as living…