That’s A Good Recipe!

For most, good cooking requires a good recipe. A good recipe delivers an excellent dish. English chef Mary Berry once noted that she “thinks baking is very rewarding, and if you follow a good recipe, you will get success.” Although a very simple observation, I find this quote to be very profitable when we understandContinue reading “That’s A Good Recipe!”

Ephesians 4:1-7 (KJV)

4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called Beginning in chapter 4, Paul redirects his attention from primarily doctrinal to primarily practical. This is our state currently as Christians and how to practically live out our faith.  He begins by referring toContinue reading “Ephesians 4:1-7 (KJV)”

Order in His Court

In the 1960’s, there was a comedy T.V. show called Get Smart. This show was a parody to James Bond. In it, Agent 86 and 99 worked for control and their nemesis was Kaos, an organization of evil. In the Bible a lot is said about a sort of control called “order”. You can notContinue reading “Order in His Court”

Ephesians 3:13-21 (KJV)

3:13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. Firstly, I love what pastor David Osteen has to say about it. He wrote that “Christ suffered to purchase our salvation and Paul suffered to proclaim it” (Colossians 1:24).  Paralleling this verse with Colossians 1:24, we see thatContinue reading “Ephesians 3:13-21 (KJV)”

What is Your Craft?

The Bible contains real accounts of real people who lived real lives working real jobs. All the ins and outs of the lives of Biblical characters is something that we do not often think about.  Some Biblical stories highlight these features of people’s lives. Many people know that Jesus was a carpenter (Mark 6:3) andContinue reading “What is Your Craft?”

Life’s a Vacation

Every year, families work and toil away, saving up for a short period of time where they can rest. A day, weekend, week, or longer is set aside out of people’s work schedules so that they can get away. They get away from the pressures of life, the monotony of it’s cycle, and often mostContinue reading “Life’s a Vacation”

Christian Meditation

Meditation is a practice often shunned by Christian circles. I understand nonetheless as the common perception of meditation has been hijacked by various religions and practices. Claiming to be an expert on these religions meditative practices would be an ignorant move on my part; however, I do know something. They are quite different from theContinue reading “Christian Meditation”

“You’re Overthinking It”

“You’re overthinking it!” We have all been told this. For some, you may have heard your father yell this at you as ya’ll joined forces to solve a seemingly simple issue. Or maybe this was a situation you experienced with your significant other as they pace the floor battling a seemingly insurmountable problem. We haveContinue reading ““You’re Overthinking It””

Complete or Complacent?

When you read Colossians 2:10, it says “and ye are complete in him”. At this, we seem to become complacent. But we must read on. In verse 12, you are buried and risen with Christ. Let’s read on. In Colossians 3:1 we are to seek those things above, where Christ sitteth on the right handContinue reading “Complete or Complacent?”

Ephesians 3:1-12 (KJV)

3:1-2 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward This chapter division begins by Paul addressing the cause (reasoning) behind his message.  He says “For this cause”, after chapter 2 ends withContinue reading “Ephesians 3:1-12 (KJV)”