“What do I do to inherit eternal life?” (Mark 10:17)
We want the “ultimate answers” settled without looking right in front of us. If we’d look right in front of us we’d find the answers to our “ultimate” questions. And we’d find those “ultimate” questions less vital.
When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments. (2 Tim. 4:13)
Paul knows his time is short. He is in prison and near the end of his appeals process. It doesn’t look good and execution is close. With this end in sight, what does he focus on?
Continue reading “Bring me the books and something to write on”
I am finding the Spirit calling me to walk a little more intentionally through the Gospel of Mark right now, so I have suspended my Daily Office reading for a season to see what the Lord wants to say to me in this gospel, which happens to be my favorite of the four.
Mark 7 is a powerful statement on legalism and prejudice.
Continue reading “Legalism is great”
Some notes I wrote long ago on the Temptation of Christ in the wilderness:
Continue reading “Notes from the Temptation of Christ”
Working my way through Matthew, I found this note in Matthew 4, when Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness: Continue reading “Are we stopping short of the full work of God in us?”
I have been reading through Ezekiel asking the Lord to restore my sense of wonder and imagination. Continue reading “When the river of God flows”