His people

His People

Jesus saying that nothing can snatch His sheep from His hands is a declaration of love. We do Him a disservice and completely miss the point when we reduce it to a theological proposition.


Psalm 59:16-17 (Sanctuary)

For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress. O my Strength, to you I sing praises, for you, O God, are my refuge, the God who shows me unfailing love. (Psalm 59:16-17) Read: Isaiah 19:1 – 21:17, Galatians 2:1-16, Psalm 59:1-17, Proverbs 23:13-14 Relate: Because of the grittiness of the…


Psalm 50:8-9 (What God Doesn’t Need)

I have no complaint about your sacrifices or the burnt offerings you constantly offer. But I do not need the bulls from your barns or the goats from your pens. (Psalm 50:8-9) Read: Song of Solomon 1:1 – 4:16, 2 Corinthians 8:16-24, Psalm 50:1-23, Proverbs 22:22-23 Relate: My dad used to turn the word grace into an…

dont take my word for it

1 Corinthians 10:15 (Don’t Take My Word For It)

You are reasonable people. Decide for yourselves if what I am saying is true. (1 Corinthians 10:15) Read: Nehemiah 11:1-12:26, 1 Corinthians 10:14-33, Psalm 34:11-22, Proverbs 21:14-16 Relate: The greatest theologian of the twentieth century was Karl Barth. Some might argue this. Personally, my favorite was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, but that has more to do with his life and death than…

Temple truth

Born In Truth

Pilate said, “So you are a king?” Jesus responded, “You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.” (John 18:37) Read: Romans 5:1 – 8:17 Relate:I’ve begun reading a book on the beginnings…



When the crowd heard the voice, some thought it was thunder, while others declared an angel had spoken to him. Then Jesus told them, “The voice was for your benefit, not mine. The time for judging this world has come, when Satan, the ruler of this world, will be cast out.” (John 12:29-31) Read: 1 Chronicles 4:24 – 5:17, Psalms 137:1-9, Jeremiah 52:28-30, Ezekiel 32:17 – 33:20 Relate: In the five…

didnt get it

Didn’t Get It

His disciples didn’t understand at the time that this was a fulfillment of prophecy. But after Jesus entered into his glory, they remembered what had happened and realized that these things had been written about him. (John 12:16) Read: Job 28:1 – 30:31, 2 Corinthians 2:12-17, Psalm 42:1-11, Proverbs 22:7 Relate: Whenever I am reading something, I…