Does God Arrange Your Schedule?

Does God Arrange Your Schedule?

God arranged Jesus’ schedule so he could fulfill his mission: “To seek and save the Lost” (Luke  19:10). And he does the same for us. Here’s how it worked for Jesus: One day as he walked to Jericho he encountered a Pharisee who thanked God he wasn’t a sinner like other men, “or even like […]

I Rode a Runaway Horse

I Rode a Runaway Horse

I was eight years old and riding a quarter horse across some land my family owned outside of Roswell, New Mexico. As I headed the horse away from the stables he repeatedly resisted my lead and tried to reverse direction. After we had gone a couple hundred yards he suddenly turned toward the stables and […]

Jesus Is the Resurrection and the life NOW

Jesus Is the Resurrection and the life NOW

Followers of Jesus, not just the twelve, lived with a pro-death-anti-resurrection bias. This bias showed itself after the death of Lazarus. Remember, the sisters of Lazarus, Martha and Mary, had sent a message to Jesus telling him their brother was “very sick” (John 11:3). They likely expected Jesus to immediately travel to their home and […]

A Biblical Death Bias

A Biblical Death Bias

I left Portland International Airport at 6 a.m. which meant I arrived at the airport at 5 a.m., which meant I climbed out of bed at 3:30 a.m. I don’t know about you, but at that hour my mind moves at the speed of a slug. Anyway, the plane flew me to DFW, where I […]