Wine for the Soul

This is Part 3 of a three part series on Jesus and Wine: See Part 1, Part 2 The gospel tastes so much better than Chicken Soup, it is actually Wine for the Soul.  For his first miracle, Moses turned water into blood, the curse of the law turning common comforts into bitterness and terror (ExodusContinue reading “Wine for the Soul”

Jesus Makes the Best Wine

I have always been impressed that the coming out party of the Son of God was during a wedding reception where He transformed water into the best tasting wine imaginable. The narrative of the wedding miracle is recorded in John 2:1-11 where Jesus Christ showed Himself publicly to be the God of all Creation whoContinue reading “Jesus Makes the Best Wine”

An Eating and Drinking Savior

What are we to think about our Lord Jesus Christ attending a wedding reception, an event where excesses are common and at different times in history, clergy had even been forbidden to attend? Some are uncomfortable with such a scene and salve their consciences by fabricating a history of an early weakened fermentation. Even ifContinue reading “An Eating and Drinking Savior”

153 a symbolic number

Last Lord’s Day, I preached on the post-resurrection appearance of our Lord recorded in John 21:1-14, in which the gospel writer transcribes the precise number of fish miraculously caught by the disciples in the Sea of Tiberias. The strange number of 153 fish strikes both the casual bible reader and the scholar as peculiar andContinue reading “153 a symbolic number”

Midlife Crisis is a Midlife Opportunity

We may call it a crisis, but the Lord calls it an opportunity. From His perspective it is an opportunity to bring a deeper consolation to our souls so that we can find ourselves more satisfied in Him; so we can experience the God who is Enough for us!  But we are only transformed toContinue reading “Midlife Crisis is a Midlife Opportunity”

Midlife Crisis: struggling in the middle

Why is it that the middle of everything is the most difficult? The beginning is usually filled with excitement,  anticipation and expectation and the adrenaline usually carries you for a while. While the end has its own celebration of patience, endurance and perseverance and the satisfaction of a job well done! It is the middleContinue reading “Midlife Crisis: struggling in the middle”

What does it mean to be a Christian?

What is being a Christian all about? Sometimes even Christians imagine that being a Christian means to have a certain ideology which contains a political or social agenda that would solve the country’s problems. Others consider Christianity the best way to attain Your Best Life Now as if believing certain Christian-like truths will make themContinue reading “What does it mean to be a Christian?”

Is there Life after Death?

Is there an afterlife? What happens when we die? At death, the souls of Christian believers are made perfect by the power of God and immediately pass into heaven while their bodies rest in the grave awaiting the resurrection on the earth’s last day.  When Christians die their soul immediately enters into the presence ofContinue reading “Is there Life after Death?”

Breaking News: Jesus is back from the Dead

It was the Breaking News that turned the world upside down. As the news headline spread, everyone in the region and eventually in the world would have heard the claims of hundreds of eye witnesses. A following would develop that would become the preeminent movement in the world based only on this news. This historicalContinue reading “Breaking News: Jesus is back from the Dead”

Christianity is not a political ideology or moral code

It is interesting that first century Christians were consumed with two things: (1) A man, Jesus Christ who claimed to be God and (2) An event when this same man was resurrected from the dead. But did Jesus exist? It is a fact that Jesus Christ is the most documented historical character before the ageContinue reading “Christianity is not a political ideology or moral code”