2017 Ascension Day

There are many reasons why Jesus ascended into heaven and sat down that the right hand of God the Father almighty. He had finished his work on earth of redeeming us by his death on the cross and resurrection from the dead. He deserves all the glory and honor due to him for redeeming us…

More Precious Than Gold, Part Three

In the 32nd chapter of Exodus we read what happened when Moses spent 40 days and nights on Mount Sinai, receiving the law from God, while the people of Israel stayed at the foot of the mountain waiting. The people grew impatient and concluded that Moses had died. They came to Aaron, Moses’ brother, and…

Paralysisofsin

Jesus’ miracle of healing the paralyzed man whom his friends lowered down through the roof, as recorded in Luke 5:17-26, has always been one of my favorites. But I have often wondered why Jesus chose this miracle to do more than just heal someone physically. He used this miracle to show that he also has…

More Precious Than Gold, Part Two

In the first installment of this series, based on I Peter 1:3-9, Peter says that our faith in Jesus is more precious than gold. In part two, based on I Peter 1:17-19, Peter says that gold is inadequate as a means of ransoming us: “You were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers,…