The Healing Power of Tears

The Healing Power of Tears

Many men feel uncomfortable crying. Some men can’t cry. They think tears are a sign of emotional weakness. Yet in John 11:35 we read that at the tomb of Lazarus, “Jesus wept.” It’s the shortest verse in the bible, just two words, yet it speaks volumes.  The word for “wept” doesn’t refer to a sadness […]

How to rebuke like Jesus

How to rebuke like Jesus

Sometimes an exhortation may take the form of a chisel that chips off a rough edge.  While the process is painful, it may be necessary.  That’s why the Apostle Paul urged Timothy to not only “correct” and “encourage” but to “rebuke” as well.  Occasionally a rebuke is the most loving thing to give, even though […]

Do this to control anger

Do this to control anger

Has it ever occurred to you that Jesus was 30-years- old when he cleansed the temple? That means he likely visited the temple during every Passovers for eighteen years. He had repeatedly seen the money tables, herds of animals and crates of birds. He had seen the rip-offs, smelled the steaming dung, and heard the […]