One Thing Leads to Another

One Thing Leads to Another

In Mark 1:9-15, we are reminded of Jesus’ baptism. But that is just the beginning of the story. From there we see a series of events, as the dominoes fall into place. The Spirit sends Christ into the wilderness where he is tested. Jesus returns to discover his...
Easy to Love

Easy to Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! In John 13:34, Jesus gave us this command: “As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” As we think about love today, may we reflect on this divine calling. For Christ to demand this action from us, he is not talking merely about an...
Lifted Up

Lifted Up

Did you know Peter had a mother-in-law? From the sounds of it, she may have lived with Peter. He may have helped to take care of her. Read more in Mark 1:29-31. We do not know her name; but what we do know is that she ministered to the Lord. Sick with a Fever, Jesus...
Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter

In 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Paul explains that he would rather give up eating meat for the rest of his life than to allow disagreements over dietary practices to get in the way of relationships. How often do we allow petty differences to keep us from being in...
Baptist Men’s Sunday

Baptist Men’s Sunday

Did you play “follow the leader” as a kid? In scripture, the Apostle Paul describes our faith journey as one that should resemble this game. “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ,” Paul explains in 1 Corinthians 11:1. Today is Baptist Men’s Sunday,...
Snoozing God

Snoozing God

Eli was getting up in years. He had lost his enthusiasm for the work of the Lord. He had been hitting the snooze button on God. In his sleep, God reached out to the young boy Samuel, who would grow up to carry on the flame of speaking to God’s people. As one of...