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The Unknown Apostle

Acts 1:15-26 And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on Matthias.  And he was numbered with the eleven apostles. Acts 1:26 We hear nothing further about Matthias after this point.  Jesus chose him out of all the men who had been with Him since His baptism by John.  We read accounts of the eleven other apostles…

My Dream for Mandela

We ALL dream, right? Well, in 1994, I had a dream… a BIG dream…  I wanted… wait for it… to “Lead our new President, Nelson (Madiba) Mandela, to Jesus as his Lord and saviour… somehow! Some of you may laugh at the seeming preposterousness of this “dream”… but it wouldn’t go away…. In December 1996,…

Putting Jesus First

What does it mean to put someone first?  To put them before your wants, desires, even needs.  If you want to know, just look at Jesus.  He showed us what that looks like in practical terms: Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider…

God Has Not Changed

In this season of isolation and social distancing, have there been times when you feel like you have fallen and failed and felt like giving up?  If so, take heart in knowing that you are not alone.  We all have been there at one time or another.  When that happens, it is imperative that we…

What A Difference A Day Makes

Jesus was crucified and buried in a borrowed tomb.  For two days, His disciples had been in hiding.  They were devastated by their loss of teacher, friend, Son of God.  I am sure that they must have felt lost, confused, hopeless and guilty over their abandonment and betrayal of Him.  How could they possibly go on?  How dark that day…

Jesus Death On The Cross

Isaiah 53:4-5 (ESV) 4 Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.  But He was pierced for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His wounds we are healed. Jesus’ death on the…