Redeeming Creation

The Messiah is not going to surrender His good creation to systemic evil and walk away from it.  He is going to redeem creation and “make all things new.”  There will be a new heaven and a new earth, Continue reading

Eyewitnesses Of The Resurrection

“So when they got out on the land, they saw a charcoal fire already laid and fish placed on it, and bread” (John 21:9). The Person whom they saw on the beach was not a ghost or apparition.   His was Continue reading

It Is The Lord!

“Jesus said* to them, "Come and have breakfast." None of the disciples ventured to question Him, "Who are You?" knowing that it was the Lord” (John 21:12 ).  This story is not about the best seaside Continue reading

Stay On Mission

The Risen Christ does not merely come to us to show us He is alive.  He comes to us to confront us when we have run back to our nets and to ask us, “Do you love me more than these?”  (John 21:15-17).  Continue reading

We Can’t Imagine Our Future

The Risen Ascended Christ is coming back to this world with all of His holy saints (I Thessalonians 3:13).  He is going to show us once again a world without sin, violence, suffering or tears.  It is Continue reading

The Spirit That Raised Jesus

Paul says in II Corinthians 5:17, “If any person be in Christ, he is a new creation the old things have passed away and behold new things have come.”  To be “in Christ”, in solidarity with the Risen Continue reading

The Spirit Whispers

The Spirit prompts us sometimes in unsuspecting ways.  His voice often comes to us in a whisper.  The heart not attuned hears nothing.  I fear sometimes He has something to say to me and I am tuned to Continue reading

Pilgrims On A Journey

We are pilgrims on a journey.  When we get there He has already been there.  When we leave there He goes with us.  He is committed to us.  He is the faithful Guide who has traveled the way before us.  Continue reading

The Creating Son

Everything in creation is made by Him and for Him. It is He who trained the stars to run their courses. He existed before the “morning stars sang together”. He existed before creation, Continue reading

I Need Thee! Oh, I Need Thee!

You need Him when you don’t feel needy.  You need Him the same way a light bulb needs a power source.  You need Him like a branch needs a vine, like sheep need a shepherd and a seed needs water.  You Continue reading