The Gospels and Acts Trivia

How about a little New Testament trivia from the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Acts.  Answers are below the questions. The Gospels and Acts Trivia QuestionsQ1: What type of insect d

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Simplify

In the spring of 2021, Adam and I did a series with the teens called, "Simplify." Our idea for the theme came from how the previous year had gone down. Almost everything in our world shut down, includ

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The Gospel of Luke

The Gospel of Luke, the longest and most detailed gospel, was written by a Gentile physician that most likely never met Jesus. But, this outsider, covers several events and parables not included in th

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Confident Humility

Throughout most of high school and some of college, I really wrestled with the idea of humility. I knew that, as a follower of Christ, I was supposed to be humble, and I really wanted to be, but, try

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The Significance of a Both/And Savior

Have you ever thought about the fact that we live in an either/or society? Think about it...you're EITHER a republican OR you're a democrat. You're EITHER a capitalist OR a socialist. You are EITHER a

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Seeing with Jesus' Eyes

We are beginning our reading of the gospels over the next few weeks. These books give us four different perspectives of Jesus, our perfect example. I helped teach a class on Jesus' interactions earlie

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So Far

 What's your favorite epic TV series? A show that lasted for years. Season after season. Always keeping your interest. Anxiously waiting for the next episode. The Crown, Downton Abbey, ER, 24, Lo

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Kingdoms Come (And Go)

This week's reading (1 Chronicles 25 – 2 Chronicles 24) is full of political intrigue, peaceful and not-so-peaceful transfers of power, a nation divided against itself and some of the best and worst k

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You are the Way

Life lessons come in so many ways, especially for the young. Whether I could help or not, I went everywhere with my Dad. We had come home from church and had lunch that Mom had left cooking earlier in

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God Has a Plan

 Ezekiel Chapters 16-36 by Tom and Christie McKeeEzekiel…is a lot of repetition. It seems like we read the same words over and over again, yet there must be a reason God wanted us to read these w

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God in the Book of Esther

Esther teaches God's Sovereignty Queen Esther, I clearly remember the picture from the preschool Sunday school class. Esther was magnificent in her royal robes, adorned with lots of shiny jewelry and

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Nehemiah - ". . . think on these things."

In the book of Nehemiah, when Israel returns from exile to Jerusalem to rebuild the walls, they begin to understand how God wants them to change. Or do they?Let's look back at why the Israelites were

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Why I Love Lamentations

    Lamentations 3:31–33 (ESV)           31 For the Lord will not                         

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Prophet Sharing

  So there I was, nearing the end of my 1st grade school year. Every day of that year my first grade teacher had nourished each member of this small-town public school class of kids as if they we

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The Song of Songs: A Field Guide for Husbands

My wife, Julie, and I will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary in August. That is 10,950 days filled with countless moments that were sometimes tender and sometimes tense. It is the joy of wedding

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Wisdom is Calling

Psalms 1-2 and Proverbs 1-6 Originally, I planned to do two writings to cover these eight chapters. Then I noticed that there are many similarities in the first two Psalms and the first six chapters o

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Is it OK to Question?

In the previous post, Ken Smith pointed out that Job teaches us about suffering and how to help people who are experiencing it. Listening is good. Telling them to repent for they MUST have sinned is n

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Job - Suffering Through Loss

I remember where I was standing when I got the phone call in July 2007. Our daughter-in-law, Erin, was in a coma in the Huntsville hospital ICU after a boating accident on Wheeler Dam Lake. We rushed

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More Than a Fish Story

When I was a kid, I loved the Bible story of Jonah. Maybe I was a sucker for a good fish story. A prophet on the run from God climbs aboard a boat full of unsuspecting sailors. One hurricane and an in

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God's Judgment

As we start reading through so many different prophets, have you ever thought about how wonderful it would be to be a prophet of God? How exciting to have God's word come through you providing a sense

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