Posts from December 2017

Posts from December 2017

GET READY FOR THE KING!

There are two kinds of people in this world – those who are ready, and those who are not.  For some folks, being ready is an obsession.  Some have their Christmas shopping done in July, their Christmas cookies in the freezer by Thanksgiving, their supper menu planned out two weeks in advance.  On the other end of the scale are those who do their Christmas shopping on…

An Outline Of The First Epistle of Peter

Are things really hopeless in your life?  Listen!  Peter wrote his first letter (epistle) to the scattered and persecuted Christians of Asia Minor, what we today call Turkey.   The word “suffering” occurs at least seventeen times in the five chapters of this little book.   But the real theme is the “living hope” which we believers have amid our hardships.  This hope is…

STAYING CONNECTED

There’s a scene in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  Indy (Harrison Ford) complains to his father, old Dr. Jones (Sean Connery), that they never talked while he was growing up. Finally, his father puts down his paper and says to his son, “OK, what is it you want to talk about?” And Indy can’t think of a single thing. After that many years of lousy…

OUR UP-FRONT AND HONEST SAVIOR

In the early 90’s a good many upscale, professional people escaped from the cities to the country.  They wanted a simpler, quieter life.    Cities have their own unnerving challenges.  But many of these wealthy folks, accustomed to the conveniences of city life, were surprised. As Patrick O-Driscoll wrote in USA Today, “Your neighbor’s cattle may stink…You may have to…