Tag Archives: Belief

A Purposed Change of Course

For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to hand over to the beast their royal authority, until God’s words are fulfilled. Revelation 17:17 (NIV)   Yesterday I was having coffee with my friend … Continue reading

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Believing Such Nonsense

Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. Revelation 16:16 (NIV) I had a chance to visit Megiddo and look out over the Valley of Armageddon while in Israel several years back. My … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Asaph’s Unique Lyric Style

But as for me, I will always proclaim what God has done; Psalm 75:9a (NLT) If jazz is playing in the background and I hear Louis Armstrong playing the trumpet, I know it. If an electric guitar solo is being … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Psalm 2

“Let us break their chains,” they cry,     “and free ourselves from slavery to God.” Psalm 2:3 (NLT)  I was chatting the other day with an avowed atheist. Raised as a child in the church, my friend was not taught to … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Acts 17

“His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us. For in him we live and move and exist.” Acts 17:27-28a (NLT) … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Acts 15

After some time Paul said to Barnabas, “Let’s go back and visit each city where we previously preached the word of the Lord, to see how the new believers are doing.” Barnabas agreed and wanted to take along John Mark. But Paul … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Acts 2

[The people] stood there amazed and perplexed. “What can this mean?” they asked each other. But others in the crowd ridiculed them, saying, “They’re just drunk, that’s all!” Acts 2:12-13 (NLT) When I was in high school and college a fad developed … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Hebrews 2

Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Colossians 1

For God in all his fullness        was pleased to live in Christ,   and through him God reconciled        everything to himself.     He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth        by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. Colossians 1: … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Mark 14

Then the high priest stood up before the others and asked Jesus, “Well, aren’t you going to answer these charges? What do you have to say for yourself?” But Jesus was silent and made no reply. Then the high priest asked … Continue reading

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