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 […]

Where was God?

Where was God?

As I’ve viewed images of the devastation in Las Vegas I’ve grieved for those who, in an instant, lost their life. One moment they were listening to Jason Aldean, the next they were lying dead in a pool of their own blood. The carnage took 59 lives. Today the husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, […]

When getting even feels right

When getting even feels right

One of Jesus’ more controversial and misunderstood teachings dealt with forgiveness. In the Old Testament the Hebrew people were commanded to seek equal recompense for a wrong suffered. They were told to take “Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth” (Matthew 5:38; Ex. 21:24; Lev. 24:20; Deut. 19:21). At first glance such a law seems […]

How to restrain your anger

How to restrain your anger

Jesus was 30-years-old when he first cleansed the temple. That means he had visited the temple during all of the Passovers since he was twelve. He repeatedly saw the money tables, herds of animals and crates of birds. He smelled the steaming dung, and heard the cacophony of mooing, bleating, and shouting. I suspect each […]