When you lack the needed faith

When you lack the needed faith

We all face situations where a gap exists between the faith we have and the faith needed to release the power of God into a situation. Like the dad who begged the Lord’s disciples to evict a demon from his son. The evil spirit would trigger convulsions and try to kill the boy by throwing […]

Will you join me?

Nothing has strengthened my faith and transformed my life more than reading through the four Gospels every month. When I began, 59 months ago, I followed a much weaker Jesus than I do today. Much of this was due to my theological training which taught me that I was to follow Jesus in his teaching […]

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 […]

The Meaning of Weism

The Meaning of Weism

Meism says, “Me first.” It’s the opposite of weism that says, “We first.” On the night before his crucifixion Jesus prayed for his future disciples–you and me. He could have prayed we would be strong and powerful. Instead, we read, “I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all […]

Something to ponder

Something to ponder

Jesus said, “My words are both Spirit and life” (John 6:63). He didn’t say my words point to Spirit and life. Nor did he say, my words teach about Spirit and life. Jesus said, “My words are Spirit and life.” Profound statement. Profound thought. Here’s how I see it. The words of Jesus express the […]